ben mcdonald’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film really doesn't need any more sensationalized negative reviews, but I'm going to give it one anyway.
Probably the most repellent filth I've ever seen, and I mean that more in the gleeful manner in which it aims to bombard you with its sheer sadistic delight than any literal gore.
Tom Six *revels* in your squirming and horrified disgust. I'll give him credit, the central idea of the film is fairly effective psychological horror, and I realize that the entire goal is to nauseate. But this is too much. The idea of excess exists in every other film genre, and horror should be no different.
This sentence from Roger Ebert's review of the 2003 Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake couldn't be more reflective of my thoughts:
"[...] I intensely wanted to walk out of the theater and into the fresh air and look at the sky and buy an apple and sigh for our civilization, but I stuck it out."