Red (2011) – By Brian Morton

Snuff films have long been a staple of the horror genre. Whether or not they’re real, who’s to say, but, when it comes to finding a psycho, there’s no better way than to find someone who loves snuff films! Well, in the latest from Quirk Films, Red, there’s a snuff film enthusiast who’s really into his hobby!

His name is Dan and he’s got a large collection of films featuring him killing young women who have come to his home to rent a room for the weekend. Well, as Dan is viewing some of his collection, the doorbell rings and it’s young Lily, who’s looking for a room for the weekend. Dan is instantly ready to increase his collection’s size by one more victim….but Lily is different than his other renters. How? Well, that would be telling wouldn’t it!

Red is an interesting take on this already interesting sub-genre. Besides being creepy, writer/director Maude Michaud has managed to find a very interesting twist on the story…and a fairly empowering one as well. I’m giving Red 4 out of 4 cigars, it’s well done, well acted and will have you wondering what happens next…which I’m hoping that Ms. Michaud will manage one day. You can visit Dan and his collection of movies for yourself by heading over to http://www.quirkfilms.ca.