It's been a huge boom to business, but a few months have passed since their last find of dead car crash victims and an Important new customer Is waiting on a delivery. When Reg (Damon Herriman), junior partner in the business, comes across James, his girlfriend Sophie and best mate Wes stranded on a remote country road on their way to a festival, he sees a radical solution to their supply problems, and a way of finally gaining the respect of big bossy big brother, Lindsay (Angus Sampson). Unfortunately for the business, the two brothers aren't used to dabbling in live product, and when Reg starts to fall for his pretty young captive, his perfect plan starts to fall to pieces.
Much like the 2009 film The Loved Ones, 100 Bloody Acres is a surreal horror film from start to finish with some outlandish characters whose priorities are clearly not quite right. However the film never really feels like a horror film, in fact its hard to come out of 100 Bloody Acres without finding it completely hilarious.
The film follows brothers Reg (Damon Herriman) and Lindsay (Angus Sampson), two country folk trying to run a successful fertilizer business. However when three people heading to a music festival cross their paths things get complicated for the two brothers as they try and hide their extra curricular activities with not much success at all.
Going into it, you have no idea what to expect from the film, its bright, fairly unimposing and the characters are fairly pleasant. In fact Herriman makes Reg one of the nicest possible murderers to ever grace the screen. Lindsay however is a misunderstood sort, a city man in a country job. While the two brothers stick together, they couldn’t be further apart in what each of them wants.
Not only is the film wonderfully clever but the script is full of plenty of one liners and disturbing comic moments. Reg’s twisted attachment to one of their captives, Sophie (Anna McGahan) provides most of the films laughs as they proceed to have a twisted and awful courtship that subverts the films horrific content so that the film really feels like a disturbed love story.
It’s not a perfect film, the beginning takes a while to get going and some of the side characters seem pointless but when you have a chase scene around a village filled with mannequins while one of the victims is tripping acid you really can’t complain as 100 Bloody Acres turns out to be a comic gem