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In a Violent Nature

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

Chris Nash's mesmerizing, deliberately-paced horror/slasher film In a Violent Nature may not scare traditional horror fans, but its unique rhythms and compositions ask fresh, intriguing questions about that bloody genre. A group of friends are camping in the woods. Some of them stumble upon an old fire tower, and discover a locket. Thinking it may be valuable, one of them takes it. It's not long before a vicious undead killer, known as Johnny, crawls from his earthly resting place below the tower to begin a new series of slashings. A feature writing and directing debut by Nash, who contributed a short to the anthology movie ABCs of Death 2 (2014), In a Violent Nature is likely closer to something like Gus Van Sant's Elephant than it is to Friday the 13th Part 2 (Lauren-Marie Taylor, from that 1981 slasher classic, appears here as a good samaritan)... More...

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