With films like Raze getting a lot of attention lately, the question beckons… will combat horror be the next subgenre to hit it big? Given that Donald Lawrence Flaherty’s Brutal has added aliens to the mix, it just might!
Described as Fight Club meets “The Twilight Zone,” the film stars Morgan Benoit (Forbidden Kingdom, 47 Ronin) and features fight sequences created by two of Hollywood’s top stunt performers, Colin Follenweider (Avatar, X-Men) and Chris Torres (Letters from Iwo Jima).
Brutal centers on Trevor (Morgan Benoit), who is abducted at the age of fifteen by an unseen alien presence. Forced into nearly two decades of no-holds-barred fights against other abductees, Trevor evolves from an innocent boy into a brutal fighting machine.
Derek (Jeff Hatch), an ambulance chasing lawyer, is the latest lab-rat abductee forced to fight Trevor. As they exchange increasingly violent beatings over the course of weeks and months, the brutality of their existence ironically begins to reveal the true nature of their humanity.
With elements of the paranormal juxtaposed with the most violent fight scenes you will ever see on screen, Brutal explores the animal aspect of human nature and our propensity to commit unthinkable acts against each other. Yet, it is through this prism of brutality that our capacity to love proves victorious even in the worst of circumstances.
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