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Old 20th July 2012, 01:25 PM
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The Aggression Scale



“Damn near perfect.” – BeyondHollywood.com.

Home Alone” meets “First Blood” as two teen siblings take on a group of vicious hitmen in this tense and brutal home invasion thriller from up-and-coming genre director Steven C. Miller.

Directed by Steven C. Miller (Scream Of The Banshee; Zombie Transfusion), the man behind the soon-to-be-released suburban nightmare shocker “Under The Bed” and the highly anticipated reboot of the 1984 cult classic “Silent Night, Deadly Night”.

Written by Ben Powell (Satanic), the film stars Ryan Hartwig (Parks And Recreation; Cold Case), Fabianne Therese (John Dies At The End) and Derek Mears (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides; Predators; Friday The 13th) and reunites “Twins Peaks” stars Ray Wise (Mad Men; X-Men: First Class; Reaper) and Dana Ashbrook (Crash; The Kill Point).

Released from prison on bail for 48 hours after being charged with murder, ruthless crime boss Reg Bellavance is planning on avoiding a life behind bars by skipping the country with his young son. But first he needs to lay his hands on the illegally gained stash of cash he had put aside to fund his departure. Bellavance places the task of finding the money in the hands of hitman Lloyd and his accomplices, instructing them to hunt down and kill anybody who could possibly have been involved in the money’s disappearance. Their bloody trail of murder and destruction eventually leads to the new home of Bill and Maggie Rutledge and their kids, Lauren and Owen. On paper, this particular hit should be the easiest and most rewarding of the lot. What Lloyd and his goons don’t know – but are soon to find out – is emotionally disturbed Owen has a secret history of violent behaviour that makes their exploits look like child’s play in comparison.

If, like us, you’ve ever wondered what “Home Alone” would have been like if it had been a gritty, violent thriller instead of a cutesy, slapstick comedy then ‘The Aggression Scale’ is just the film for you. There’s still plenty of black humour here, but the tension, action and bloodletting is seriously hardcore, thanks in no small part to the presence of one of cinema’s most original anti-heroes in the form of young Owen Rutledge. And, just when you think the movie is over, director Steven C. Miller delivers a fantastic head-rush of a final scene that will have genre fans begging for more.

“Clever, sleazy and breezy crime thriller… Home Alone meets Rambo… one hell of a fun flick.” – Dread Central.

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THE AGGRESSION SCALE is out on DVD and Blu-ray on the 3rd September
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Old 20th July 2012, 04:29 PM
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I've seen this movie already and I can say now its bloody fantastic. Well worth a pre-order immediately! Great to see Bobby briggs back in action!
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I wrote a little round-up of classic Psycho Kid movies. Please check it out here:

The Aggression Scale: PSYCHO KIDS!

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This week I've penned a piece on the Home Invasion genre. Have a look...

The Aggression Scale: Home Invasions

... and then let us know about your favourites from this sometimes rough and ready movie type. From the big budget respectable entries like Panic Room to the dark and evil depths of the Grindhouse, where atrocities like Fight For Your Life lurk in search of victims, it's a rich vein for movie makers looking to thrill an audience.
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Check out a brutal scene from the movie on the Cult Labs blog:

The Aggression Scale: Taking The House
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The clips keep on coming...

Cold, emotionless, business-like murder:

The Aggression Scale: Second Hit
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Another clip exclusive from The Aggression Scale:

The Aggression Scale: An Innocent Kill/
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Check out our new and violent viral for The Aggression Scale:

The Aggression Scale: Hits
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A spiteful clip from The Aggression Scale:

The Aggression Scale: Fight For Your Life!

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OUT TODAY!

Check out our round-up of clips, reviews and articles here:

The Aggression Scale: Out Now
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