Watch Two Clips From Lucky McKee's Controversial THE WOMAN
Still riding a wave of controversy that started with its premiere at Sundance earlier this year, Lucky McKee's The Woman has proven to be the most polarizing horror film of the year. And tomorrow fans will get the chance to judge for themselves whether all the fuss has been merited with the film entering limited theatrical release in the US.
In the first clip below the titular woman is served a dinner evidently not to her liking while in the second a school teacher pays a visit to the family home. Check them out.Directed by Lucky McKee, based on the bestselling novel by Jack Ketchum, written Ketchum and McKee by and produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for MODERNCINÉ, THE WOMAN is a disturbing tale of torture and dirty little secrets that can haunt any seemingly harmless neighborhood. The story follows a successful country lawyer who captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast in the wild for decades, thereby putting the lives of his family in extreme jeopardy.
Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis, the film prompted furious debates and walkouts during its world premiere in the Park City at Midnight program at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Reports surfaced of people becoming sick while watching the graphic scenes and one irate Sundance audience member went so far as to say THE WOMAN "ought to be confiscated, burned. There's no value in showing this to anyone." Whether a "wonderfully bizarre tale" or an "inhumane degradation of women," you'll have to decide for yourself.
Rated R for "strong bloody violence, torture, a rape, disturbing behavior, some graphic nudity, and language" this film is sure to have viewers (and reviewers) squirming in their seats.