The Violent Kind

Director: The Butcher Brothers
Screenwriters: The Butcher Brothers

Institute History

  • 2010 Sundance Film Festival


Cody and Q are just the sort of upstanding young citizens you might expect of second-generation members of an outlaw biker gang. So when the boys take a break from their busy schedule of sex, drugs, and stompin’ fools to attend a righteous party at a secluded cabin, what can possibly go wrong?

As it happens, everything. The soirée goes to hell, people start dying, and a fine biker mama gets possessed by . . . well, by something foul indeed. It’s all more perverse fun from the utterly demented minds of writers/directors the Butcher Brothers (aka Phil Flores and Mitchell Altieri). Reuniting with much of the cast from their cult favorite The Hamiltons, the Butchers continue to surprise and offend in delightfully equal measures.

The Violent Kind succeeds because it knows what it is—gleeful, insane exploitation. So pop a tall boy, lose the shirt, and get ready to ride, brother!

— Jon Korn

Screening Details

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