This review brings us to exotic and mysterious Turkey…… and the slice of movie horror that is“Gen”….
The plot for this one is easy…… “Young, idealistic Dr. Deniz has just started working at an old mental institution waaaaay out in the mountains in the proverbial middle of nowhere which is being closed down shortly. Why? Because her mother suffers from a mental illness so she wants to help others who are in the same state of condition. Unfortunately, there might not be many patients left to treat when a serial killer shows up and starts offing the patients one by one. The police manage to show up in the form of an overweight Police inspector and his young assistant, but then the roads are cut by an landslide, trapping them without phone or assistance while the masked killer prowls the hospital grounds killing patients and staff at will. Is it one of the weird, creepy staff….. or is it the mysterious, and admittedly homicidal patient in supposedly in secure confinement in the padded cell in a wing of the hospital isolated from the rest of the patients?”
Ooooh!! Sounds like we might just have a winner here! Let’s “Read On” shall we?
This one is a nifty lil’ thriller, that ends up relying on a couple of twist plot elements to work….. one I figured out immediately….. the other threw me for a loop….. but they both work extremely well. I liked the claustrophobic atmosphere generated by the isolated locale…. and the cast was spot on for their roles…. all in all a good little thriller from a land more often known for their terrible rip-off movies.
Neko-chan gives this surprisingly good little chiller 4 “Meows” out of 5 and recommends it without reservation to anyone wanting a nice film from Turkey that isn’t…well….a complete “turkey”.
While not a new idea, it stands head and shoulders above “Turkish Exorcist”…….. here’s the Trailer, so you can decide for yourself….