Writer: Rock Shaink, Keith Kjornes (Screenplay)
Starring: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Bianca Malinowski, Kristoffer Kjornes, Dustin Quick
Plot: A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.
Tagline – Escape is just the beginning.
Runtime: 1 Hour 33 Minutes
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Blood Soaked Revenge Thriller
Story: Bound to Vengeance starts as we see Eve (Ivlev) and see her happy life with Ronnie (Kjornes), we quickly jump to see how Phil (Tyson) is operating as a sexual predator with Eve locked in his basement. We don’t know how long she has been there, but tonight she escapes, learning that she isn’t the only victim, she forces Phil to take her to the other victims in a hope to set them free.
Along the way Eve learns that this isn’t going to be as easy as she first thought with some of the girls reacting in a way that will only leave her with guilt and secrets about how big this ring is will be revealed.
Thoughts on Bound to Vengeance
Characters – Eve is one of the victims of the sexual predator, planning her escape she learns there are more girls being held captive. She sets out with her capturer to save the other victims determined to make him pay along the way. Phil is the sexual predator, he has the girls locked up in different locations and uses them as leverage to keep himself alive. We do meet the other girls, but rarely see much from them.
Performances – Tina Ivlev is the star of the show here, she uses every emotional encounter as fuel to drive her character, showing us determination and toughness through her ordeal. Richard Tyson is great too as the predator, showing us just how far one would go to stay ahead of the game.
Story – The story here does give us a revenge thriller that shows us what one woman who escapes her prison only to go on a mission to locate the other victims before handing in the predator. The story does turn the revenge thriller on its head because we only get a small glimpse at the suffering she has been through as we focus on her decision to do the right thing for the other victims. We do have twists along the way and unlikely reaction to being rescued too. While the jumps to the original life on camera can be frustrating and not needed the rest of the pacing of the story does feel like it keeps you going without any problems.
Horror – The horror in the film comes from just seeing what Eve and the other girls have gone through feeling and looking just as brutal as it should be.
Settings – The film takes us to different safe house like location to see where the girls are being kept, each one has a different look and style to how they will be used for the girls.
Special Effects – The effects through the film are good, they show us the attacks both sides will be dealing with and making it all look like it was real throughout.
Final Thoughts – This is a good revenge thriller that does everything you want, it is blood soaked and does give us a fresh approach to handling the story.
Overall: Revenge Thriller for all.