13 Sins is one of those movies that will get you five minutes in. Fuck it, I can’t write without little spoilers that will not fuck up your viewing experience, much. The opening scene is so juicy and good, it’s like a declaration against the commercial and mild movies that we are being offered right now. And then it starts. The grip. The choke. The choke around your neck that loosens up only after the movie is over. They easily accomplished such sympathy with the main characters that it surprises me that we didn’t see such good movies from this director. In case you’re wondering Daniel Stamm directed The Last Exorcism that was good, but not this good. The lead is a bit wobbly at times but still tears the shit up of this great script. I mean the black humor is so good, especially combined with the omnipresent tension. Intense.

13-Sins-PosterMeet Elliot Brindle, or better put: look in the mirror. He’s life is a series of mistakes made by other people. Plain and simple. Real. He’s got racist father, retarded brother and a black soon to be bride. And quite a debt. Quite a clusterfuck I would say. The answer to all of his problems is something green, and he desperately needs that something green. A mysterious phone call interrupts our, I mean his life and offers quite a proposal. Do something relatively benign and receive a certain amount of money. Would you eat a fly for a 10 000 $? I know I would, hell, I would eat a whole bowl of flies. Like fucking cereal, tastes like chicken. Elliot has to decide and I want you to guess what’s he going to do…

The most amazing thing about this movies is that it’s a compilation of concepts seen many times. We have all seen Phonebooth, Cellular and even Saw. Still combing this thing with the concept of bored elite is something that brought that final punch to the movie. It works on so many levels easily and throws in black humor with such grace that the viewer has no choice to continue. Fucking Ron Pearlman, he makes a lot of movies and a lot of the times he hits right on the target. It’s like the good film makers seek him out. Weird.  That’s it folks, I don’t wanna bore you with details, enjoy and check back..

Director: Writer: David Birke, Daniel Stamm

Cast: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Ron Perlman, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Clyde Jones, Deneen Tyler

Fun Facts: It’s written in latin: SALTATIO CUM BUFO AURUM (top) and AD GAUDIUM DEORUM bottom side. Translation is roughly the joy of dancing with the golden toad

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2059171/

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