Chained (2012)

logoDirector: Jennifer Lynch

Writer: Jennifer Lynch (Screenplay) Damian O’Donnell (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Vincent D’Onofrio, Eamon Farren, Evan Bird, Julia Ormond, Conor Leslie, Jake Weber, Gina Philips


Plot: Bob (D’Onofrio) a cab driver who also is a serial killer picks up a passenger and her son. He takes them back to where he does his kills, he kills the lady and keeps the young boy Tim who he renames Rabbit. Years pass and Bob keeps Rabbit (Farren) hoping to one day turn him into his protégé, will Rabbit follow in his footsteps?


Verdict: A very good serial killer story

Story: I have to say I was surprised just how good the story was here. The story itself is very simple but is told in a way that you just will be hooked from start to finish. It also offers some very original angles in the story that turn out very interesting. The build up to whether Rabbit will follow in Bob footsteps is the best element and it will keep you guessing right up to the conclusion. (9/10)


Actor Review: Vincent D’Onofrio – Bob the serial killer who kidnaps Rabbit. This is a stunning performance that many people will have missed and should check out. Star Performance Award (10/10)


Actor Review: Eamon Farren – Older Rabbit who has to make a choice to be a serial killer or not. A good performance which is more about the reaction as the character has very little dialogue in the film. (8/10)


Director Review: Jennifer Lynch – Great direction proving that the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. (9/10)



Horror: Good horror elements proving how a simple taxi ride could change a young boy’s life forever. (9/10)

Thriller: You will be sat at the edge of your seat from start to finish. (10/10)

Believability: The haunting part of this is just how real it could actually be. (5/10)

Chances of Tears: (0/10)

Settings: Most set in a house in the middle of nowhere showing how hard to escape it would have been. Also gives isolation to the victims. (9/10)


Suggestion: I love a horror gem and this is one so you should watch it and see how good you think it is. (Watch)


Best Part: A shocking twist you don’t see coming.

Kill Of The Film: Drunk girl

Trivia: Jennifer Lynch wanted the film to be name Rabbit.

Oscar Chances: No, but Vincent D’Onofrio could and has one some horror awards.

Chances of Sequel: I think it could but I don’t think it should.


Overall: A brilliant horror thriller that you will be amazed that it didn’t become a bigger success.

Rating 86

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