2010| US| Colour| 103 minutes
Here at Horrorthon, we don’t do spoilers, which is precisely why we want you to know as little as possible about Simon Rumley’s self-described ‘Texas slacker revenge movie’ the fun lies in the unpredictable (and seriously grisly) twists and turns. In Austin Texas, the lives of three young people Erica (Amanda Fuller), Franki (Marc Senter) and Nate (Noah Taylor) intertwine in a fateful, tragic way and head down a rocky and violent road to oblivion. We do love a good Texan splatter flick, and Red, White & Blue is by turns heart-breaking and nerve-shredding, an uncompromising and audacious rollercoaster ride featuring a career-best performance from venerable Aussie thespian Noah Taylor (Flirting, Max, Tim Burton’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory). British filmmaker Rumley has come a long way since early DIY efforts like Strong Language and Club Le Monde: here, he announces his arrival as a filmmaker to be reckoned with. Our own personal favourite from this year’s admittedly outstanding Horrorthon line-up, and a brutal late-night ass-kicker par excellence do not miss under any circumstances.