Director: Cory J. Udler
Cast: Tom Lodewyck, Greg Johnson, Carmella Wiese, Lloyd Kaufman, Melissa Jo Murphy
Review by featured writer David Harlequin, Editor-in-Chief of STIFF Magazine
Director Cory J. Udler returns with Incest Death Squad 2, the second installment in the “IDS Trilogy” (with the final installment currently in pre-production) currently available on DVD via ShaLenn Productions.
The story follows the incestuous siblings, and homicidal religious-fanatics Jeb and Amber Wayne- who have embarked on a ravenous cross-country road trip in search of "the one who got away"-newspaper journalist Aaron Burg. Much like Incest Death Squad 1, this one starts off with a bang and proceeds to take the viewer on a wild ride through the dark underbelly of backwoods Middle America- filled with gratuitous amounts of violent, brutal, and at times even downright revolting displays of human depravity.
Never once taking itself too seriously, Incest Death Squad 2 also features plenty of comic relief and bizarre antics one would expect from such a title, including a few hilarious cameos by the always-entertaining Troma President Lloyd Kaufman. A little comedy mixed in really helps this film as well, as the extremely graphic subject matter could very well be rather hard to swallow (no pun intended) without a proverbial spoon full of sugar.
Also of note is the acting, cinematography, and production values, which are actually much better than one would expect from a (truly) independent, low-budget film. While this is admittedly far from a cinematic masterpiece, for what it is, it's very well done and really makes the most out of its limited resources.
Overall, Incest Death Squad 2 is a great example of why one should never underestimate the power of shock-value and the gratuitous use of the few taboos left in the 21st century. It's disturbing, gruesome, and all-around offensive. Everything a great exploitation film should be! Highly recommended for hardcore horror fans and old-school exploitation videophiles alike... although I'd have to suggest casual viewers and the easily offended stay away... this one's definitely not for the faint of heart, or the serious of temperament!
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