Directed by Lucky McKee
Written by Jack Ketchum and Lucky McKee
Starring Polyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridges
Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley, Zach Rand
and Shyla Molhusen
Running time 101 minutes
Splatterpunk fans around the world are familiar with work of Jack Ketchum, he is a favorite in the genre, and has seen many of his book titles turned into movies over the years. Woman is another in a long line of successful adaptations from print to screen, and marks the sequel to the film (and book) Offspring, In case you didn't see or read that one let me give you a tiny bit of background. Offspring is the tale of a cannibalistic tribe that roams the northeast coast but they are on there way to extinction, and our feral woman in the film Woman is the last of the tribe.
Woman picks up with a feral woman (Pollyanna) roaming the land near the Cleeks family farm house. The father of the family Chris Cleek (Sean) sees said woman in the stream, and decides he is going to civilize her. So our feral girl is taken hostage back to the family farm where dad demands the family participate in her re education. However we quickly realize his motives aren't at all pure. In fact it turns out Dad is a nasty bastard of a man all around who is subjugating all the gals of the family and teaching his son how to grow up to be a real nasty SOB too. We watch as the women in the family struggle to do as dad wishes, and the son almost greedily accepts the tasks set before him, until it all culminates in a big nasty bloody mess!
The Woman is definitely a must watch! There's so much it does right, from the fantastic performance given by the entire cast, to the the seemingly perfect amount of gore and violence. Its just a really interesting and satisfying film for horror fans. I wanted a little bit more back story on the character of Socket (you'll understand once you watch) but it was also kind of cool how they left that part of the film untidy so to say, leaving you wondering just what the heck that was all about. The film has a really strong ending as well, which left me feeling much more satisfied with the whole experience than I had thought I would going in. Granted if you watch this without knowing it is a sequel you may not have enjoyed this film as much because without that little bit of information it seems to not make a whole lot of sense. Woman is a film I definitely recommend, and it can currently be found on Netflix. So what are ya waiting for?? Go on, grab the popcorn and settle in for some bloody good fun!