Anarchy Parlor (2014)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Devon Downs, Kenny Gage
Producer: Thomas Mahoney
Screenwriter: Devon Downs, Kenny Gage
Date Released: October 14, 2014
Robert LaSardo as The Artist
Jordan James Smith as Jesse
Tiffany DeMarco as Amy
Sara Fabel as Uta
Ben Whalen as Brock
Claire Garvey as Kelly
Rating = 2/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
When a group of friends go to Lithuania, they are invited to a mansion dance party. At the party, one friend, Brock (Ben Whalen) is seduced by an aggressive tattooed woman who brings him to get a tattoo. Another friend, Amy (Tiffany DeMarco) also goes with Brock, but when the two arrive at the shop, they are drugged and tied to a table only to be tortured. When Brock and Amy do not come back to the hotel, their friends look for them at the tattoo shop and soon everyone is victim to the sadistic owner.
The Gore Factor
Anarchy Parlor (2014) has a lot of grotesque scenes involving cutting and peeling skin off people with a syringe. The scenes involving the skin peeling can certainly be considered cringe worthy. Other scenes involve some element of torture. In both of these scenes, there is an ample amount of blood and gore.
The Grave Review
Tattoos have become more accepted within society, but it seems that Anarchy Parlor attempts to make the viewer think twice about their decisions. Unfortunately, there are certain aspects of this film which lack common sense and ultimately feel unrealistic.
Brock is lured to the tattoo parlor by an overly aggressive, obnoxious and loud spoken woman. The fact that Brock would be lured to the parlor by this woman is ridiculous because her entire demeanor would raise red flags to any reasonable person. It is frustrating that stories like this always seem to be forced, as if to say there would be no story but for a dumb person’s choice.
In the film, the tattoo owner’s demeanor, who was played by Robert LaSardo, was very fitting to his role in the story. He was very calm and understanding to Amy’s character. This aspect was interesting because anyone who has come into contact with a tattoo artist may have noticed that generally, tattoo artists tend to be calm and not emotional so that they can focus on their works of art. Of course, there are always exception. Nevertheless, we appreciate the fact that the tattoo owner’s character was similar to that of a real tattoo artist.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Anarchy Parlor (2014), two graves out of five graves.
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