Filmed in Kentucky and drawing on the true story of a Lexington killing spree by LaFonda Fay Foster and Tina Hickey Powell, 100 Proof is a disturbingly authentic drama that portrays what ...
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Filmed in Kentucky and drawing on the true story of a Lexington killing spree by LaFonda Fay Foster and Tina Hickey Powell, 100 Proof is a disturbingly authentic drama that portrays what kind of environment and events might lead up to such horrifying, seemingly random violence. Barely able to support their drug and alcohol habits, two women in a small, impoverished southern town turn to hustling and prostitution to get by. When the more forceful of the pair runs into her alcoholic and sexually abusive father (Jim Varney, in quite a change of pace from his Ernest films), it triggers a brutal series of murders. A startling debut feature from director Jeremy Horton.
Don't expect to be titillated by the violence in 100 Proof. There is no visceral thrill when it erupts, it's just mundane, senseless and painful to watch. This film is by no means perfect, but it really deserves an audience.
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