Joan Burrows returns to her hometown for her niece's graduation, only to be confronted by the serial killer she thought she offed years ago -- after he kidnapped and tormented her and killed her best friend.
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Michael J. Pagan
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While driving to her hometown Ovid, Colorado, to visit her sheriff brother Jeff and niece Olympia, Joan Burrows recalls her traumatic experience with best friend Susie when they were teenagers. Joan and Susie, smoking pot in a cemetery, decided to snoop on Bishop the caretaker at the funeral home. Joan falls and hurts her knee, so Bishop, having found them, invites the girls inside to clean the wound. Soon they are sedated with chloroform and submitted to a cruel torture - a sick game where Bishop tells each girl to ask him to kill the other to stop their own suffering. When a copycat killer starts killing Olympia's classmates, Joan tells police that Bishop is back (or someone who looks just like him) but nobody believes her.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff
In the beginning when the newspaper clipping are flashed onscreen, only the titles are edited. The content under the titles has nothing to do with the movie. Palestine, NASDAQ and the Internet Technology Association of America are a few examples of the real topics of the article titled "Young heroin Joan Burrows grateful to be alive; sorrowful", for example. See more »
This umpteenth entry in the successful trend of Torture Porn cinema definitely succeeds in being one of the most nauseating, stomach-upsetting and sickening pieces of trash I've ever seen, but as expected it's also very little else than that. I presume the creators were so focused on surpassing the gore level of "Hostel" and "Saw" that they simply didn't have any time left to put some thoughts into the script. The story is mundane and predictable; with a laughably implausible finale and certain plot holes so gigantic you could drive a bobsled through them. Still, "Scar" is nonetheless a fast-paced and occasionally very unsettling thriller and as said the accomplishments in the gore department most certainly justify at least the price of a rental DVD. Angela Bettis, the oddly attractive horror starlet of "May" and "Toolbox Murders", stars as a mentally and physically scarred woman who returns to her hometown to celebrate the graduation of her niece. She left the place, understandably, after she narrowly survived an encounter with a deranged serial killer at the tender age of seventeen. The psychopath ran the local funeral home and practiced his sickest fantasies on Joan and her best friend; who didn't survive the ordeal. Now, all these years later, the little town is once again faced with a series of brutal murders and the police assume Joan's return isn't coincidental. Has she really become a copycat killer of her own assailant or has the original killer risen from the grave? While the plot of the new serial killer unfolds, we gradually learn about Joan's grueling experience as a teenager through short but powerfully morbid flashbacks. These flashbacks are undoubtedly the highlight sequences of the film, since they feature Ben Cotton as the lunatic mortician and a whole series of truly nasty & engrossing images of torture and mutilation. Some of this stuff is even really difficult to look at whether with or without 3D goggles like the tongue removal or the toe-cutting scene. Obviously this is a very derivative and highly unoriginal movie, as you've seen this at least two dozen times before in only the past five years or so, but that's hardly a reason why you should check "Scar" out to begin with. The gore is astounding and, admittedly, there are some nice and unexpected positive details in the script. For example, the present day teenage characters, most notably Joan's niece Olympia and her closest friends, are surprisingly likable and non-stereotypical girls that you don't like to see butchered.
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