Another genre flick screening at the forthcoming 16th annual Fantasia International Film Festival (July 19-August 7) is Jennifer Lynch’s (Hisss and Surveillance) NC-17 thriller Chained, which stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Julia Ormond, Jake Weber, Eamon Farren, Conor Leslie and Evan Bird.
Recently acquired by Ancor Bay, we’ve score the first ever still to go along with two international one-sheets. Frankly, I’m not a huge fan of Lynch, but the NC-17 and promise of brutality (there must be something wrong with me) pique my interest.
In the film, “Eight-year-old Tim and his mother Sarah are picked up by Bob, a deranged taxi cab driver on the hunt for his next victim. Tim witnesses his first murder, the murder of his mother, but it would not be his last. Bob keeps Tim as a reluctant protégé, forcing him to clean and bury the bodies of the young women he drags home. Now a teenager, Tim must make a life or death choice between following in Bob’s footsteps or breaking free from his captor.“