This is the remake of the 1980 version that was released by Troma. This 2011 version was directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and written by Scott Milam. The release date is unknown but I just saw it this week, so it was probably released June 2011. Anyway, the film is about three brothers who try to run from the law by heading back home. Unfortunately once they get to their home, they discover that their mother lost the house in a foreclosure. Their Mother is a powerful woman who helps her sons escape and also teaches the new home owners and their guest discipline over time.
This movie, to me, was so intense--though I read up on some other reviews and people didn't think it was. Hm...I'm completely baffled as to why they felt that way. It was horror but there was action and so much violence and gore as well! The movie explodes after a couple and their guest get invaded. That's when it all completely shifts into a film with a lot surprises, surprises that I won't spoil for you! Although it's a remake, the director and writer did a great job keeping the original core ideas and the dementedness on the family values.
I love how the film has that whole view on what would you do to survive as a hostage and how the Mother gives discipline, punishment & pleasure. Of course in movies like this, there are many power struggles among other surprised but it was nonstop entertaining. Also, the film has a great storyline, in my opinion--a story line with a lot of layers to it.
One thing, I did dislike was how there is that character that is weak in the beginning but finds strength...blah, blah, blah--same ol' same. I overlooked that character. Anyhow, great movie to check out! I say, this is the kinda movie you can watch alone, on a date, with groups--it doesn't matter!