Patricia has been raped every single night by her own father, until she decided to take revenge. She put a razor blade inside her vagina, before her father entered the room for the last time. The bleeding and the pain were so severe, that her mother came in the room, only to find out what has been going on behind her back. She murdered her husband in front of Patricia's eyes without any regret. Years after, Patricia spends a weekend with friends inside a mansion. During the first night, one by one many of her friends become victims and experience some awful torturing, which is actually pretty creative each and every time. The usage of saws, razors, axes and even a dildo gives them the ultimate torturing, without any apparent reason at all. The next morning finds few survivors, who have no idea what has happened during the night. Patricia finally decides to have sexual intercourse with her own boyfriend for the first time. A very unpleasant surprise is hidden inside her vagina for him....Written by
The original location has been canceled during the day of the first shooting. A different place has been found, thanks to a close friend. All of the original production design had no use in the new place, due to the fact that the original mansion was the key ingredient for this movie to work. A small forest was also located outside the original mansion, which made all the chase scenes to be eliminated, creating a cheaper vision. The new place was also smaller and wasn't good enough for any movie, due to the fact that there were large windows everywhere and very small rooms. Two of the rooms inside the movie don't belong to the main mansion at all. See more »
Due to last minute changes on dialogue and on the original script, there was no extended information about the killer and the relationship with his girlfriend inside the house. Two scenes have never been shot, due to location changes. There was originally more depth to all the characters. The script was also supposed to become a short movie, instead of a full-length one. See more »
A DVD was released in Greece with a running time of 84 minutes. This was a distributor's choice from 2008 (Private DVD) and edit, and that is the version is the one that was released in 2010. This version is wrong and has nothing to do with the movie, has a slightly different sub-plot and many added stupid scenes, the sound during the tortures is very loud and covers the action and the sound effects suck. The director's cut of 2016 runs at 75 minutes and it is totally uncut and correct! See more »
This is the very mild version of a very extreme intense horror thriller
Why is it important to watch such a movie? It's not funny for most viewers, except for hardcore horror fans, they get the in-jokes and the references. Razor is almost boring as a movie, but extremely intense as a documentary with re-enactments of torturing sessions. So what the hell is it?
A movie doesn't need to be part of a genre and to represent it. Slasher is a sub-genre that became popular in the late 70's and early 80's and found new life with Scream and later with Saw and Hostel. Razor isn't a slasher, it plays around the whole idea of creating a slasher and intentionally pretends that viewers are mostly stupid, it is academic trash and the most clever stupid movie you can find. You will get attracted to watch the whole thing, you will hate it, but you will not be able to forget is somehow. There are some hidden ingredients inside, that will make you enjoy the fact that you are hating it while watching it, you will see the potential and you will hate the fact that nobody tried a bit harder to turn this into a real slasher. But you are missing a very important information. This was done exactly like the 48-hours short movies. The principal photography (about 50 minutes of the whole movie) was done between 9 o'clock on a Saturday morning until 8 o 'clock Sunday evening, with no pause and no breaks. The actors went for it and supported it. The torturing sessions were done with appointments, during the following week. Is this important? Shouldn't they take more time and put more effort? Yes and no!
The original script was hated so much by so many people, that the director chose to just use the basic idea and to shoot around it, with actors improvising. It wasn't meant to become a comedy or to have dubbed dialogue. The original script was a very disturbing movie, where everyone inside had his/her own perversion and everyone was involved in a different crime and murder. The original was close to Bay of Blood, the mother of all slashers. The plot involved real BDSM, bisexuals, slaves, transgenders and real incest with twins. Some of those elements survived in this simplified version, with some mild bondage, the incest as an act, and the killer using the dildo to hit people's faces, where in the original script he used it for penetration. The reactions from people were so extreme, that even in public places they start shouting and crying, while they were discussing the plot with the director. It is unfortunate that the whole thing turned this way, but sometimes you need to take a decision and to start shooting. Razor is still kinda extreme for being a slasher comedy, but at least it is not the most extreme disturbing thriller of all time, like it would be. Now that you know, you might watch it with different eyes...
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