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'Brutal and sadistic' 2022 horror movie called 'most f**ked up film of the decade'

Dominic Smithers

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'Brutal and sadistic' 2022 horror movie called 'most f**ked up film of the decade'

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Every year, some film comes out that absolutely sickens people.

Over the past couple of decades, there have been plenty to rival for the title of the grimmest movie ever. I mean, any one of 2000's Requiem for a Dream, 2003's Oldboy, or 2009's The Human Centipede could easily stake a claim.

While more recently, we've had the likes of Creep (2014), Bone Tomahawk (2015), Hereditary (2018) and Midsommar (2019) to 'enjoy'.

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But now, it looks like there's a new kid on the block, and it's seriously unsettling premise is leaving film fans feeling very uncomfortable.

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Speak No Evil centres on two couples who meet while on holiday and hit it off, only for things to take a very dark turn when they see each other again.

The synopsis says: "A Danish family visits a Dutch family they met on a holiday.

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"What was supposed to be an idyllic weekend slowly starts unraveling as the Danes try to stay polite in the face of unpleasantness."

Those who've seen it have branded it one of the weirdest films of the year.

Speak No Evil is very uncomfortable. Credit: Oak Motion Pictures/Profile Pictures
Speak No Evil is very uncomfortable. Credit: Oak Motion Pictures/Profile Pictures

Sharing their thoughts on Twitter, one user asked: "Most f**ked up film of the decade?"

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Another said: "This year has been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to horror, so I don't say this lightly: SPEAK NO EVIL might be the year's best horror movie."

"SPEAK NO EVIL is a special kind of dark comedy," put a third. "One that eases into a stress induced panic without you even realizing it. And when that ending finally hits… ugh.

"It’s funny and clever until it’s bleak and sadistic. So naturally I loved it. On @Shudder 9/15. Seek this one out."

While another added: "Not as personally upsetting as I expected, but still rough as hell. A few good "pull out my phone as a distraction" moments and a harrowing af ending.

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The couple's trip doesn't quite go as planned. Credit: Credit: Oak Motion Pictures/Profile Pictures
The couple's trip doesn't quite go as planned. Credit: Credit: Oak Motion Pictures/Profile Pictures

"Speak No Evil was solid."

If you needed any more persuading to give it a go, it's also been praised by critics, with a score of 85 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

One review read: "A movie that will undoubtedly ruin your evening, as is intended."

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While another said: "Gripping and uncomfortable throughout, Christian Tafdrup’s Speak No Evil may be the meanest film of the year."

Topics: Film & TV, Horror, Film and TV, Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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