LA Bondage Murders Review

LA Bondage Murders reviewed by Zobo With A Shotgun

Extreme horror director A.Baez has a passion for producing films that give the audience a quick snippet into a sickened mind that is perfect for crafting horror and gore. His previous works have mostly been short films, leaving the audience with only a tiny taste of blood in their mouth, and since seeing the shorts, I’ve always wanted to taste a little more of the flesh that I knew could be delivered.

LA Bondage Murders follows two girls as they attend an amateur photoshoot to help them break into the modelling world, where they model lingerie and light bondage. During the shoot things take a quick turn and end up in the slaughter.

What is most admirable about Baez’s work is the amount of effort that goes into every aspect and the attention to gory aspects. Something that really stood out to me in LA Bondage Murders is the special effects and just how realistic the consistency of the blood is. This might seem like something so minor to many people, but when you’ve watched a lot of independent extreme films that really home in on the blood and gore aspects, you know your ketchup mixed with food colouring consistency from the blood that has some spend behind it or the knowledge of a concoction that truly helps to represent what blood should look like. Fake blood can be a real deal breaker when it comes to showing scenes of murder and death, which is why I’m always impressed with how real the blood looks in all of Baez’s films.

Extreme horror films do have something that often turns many mainstream horror viewers away; their storylines aren’t intriguing and they don’t really offer the audience anything new in terms of storytelling. If you took a handful of extreme films, you’ll see that they are purely designed to be able to show horrible scenes, without having to really tell a story other than a girl meets her fate and get butchered by some guy with a hard-on for organs. This is where so many extreme films lose their audience, but if you’re into that kind of thing then you’ll always look past it and take the films for what they are; pure nastiness. LA Bondage Murders feels raw and nasty, and has that gritty realism to it, but the level of violence could have been more intense and disturbing. Stabbings are a little 2015, and there are so many inventive and messed-up ways to show murdering someone, but maybe that’s just because I have a penchant for awful things.

Baez couples the on-screen slaughter with disorientating scenes that make the audience feel lost and helpless, which enhances the despair when the next person is stabbed to death. The music is an attack on our senses, and has the sound of disturbing and violent written all over it. It’s the kind of music that I imagine real-life serial killers listen to through their earphones before dragging someone down an alley and destroying their life.

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