|release date||August 12 2008|
|starring||Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Selma Blair, Ashley Walters, John Sharian|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisWell worn by years of gangland brutality, veteran Detective Eddie Argo (Skarsgard) prides himself on playing by the book. However, loyalties wane as he and his new rookie partner Helen O'Mara (George) find themselves entangled in a string of violent and horrific killings that are targeting a notorious local gang—forcing Argo to revisit a case he would rather forget. In the midst of mounting terror, the calculating killer stays focused on the ultimate goal— coerce Argo to pay for his previous mistakes and answer the ultimate question...would you kill the one you love to save yourself from death?
Despite the overwhelming amount of evidence, THE KILLING GENE, aka W∆Z, carries only a passing resemblance to SAW. It’s true, the killer uses homemade torture devices and the gore is plentiful in certain sequences but the plot doesn’t play second fiddle to the murderous mayhem our killer bestows upon the wicked. And since the torture isn’t the main focus, its much more effective (and painful) when it actually occurs. In fact, the film actually has more in common with SE7EN and although it isn’t nearly as good, it certainly manages to blur the line between police-thriller and horror in a similar fashion. …Read More