Never have I ever come across a more despicable protagonist than Gillian(Gillian Wallace Horvat) in this film where the director plays , self-appointed filmmaker who turns into a serial killer when things don’t work out for her.
Where, you may ask, do such career shifts happen so seamlessly? LA, my friends, LA. In that city of dreams anything can happen. Even this reprehensible job-hopping scream of a scheme which is the stuff stand-up comedies are made up of.
But shhhhh! Don’t let Gillian hear you.Naraaz ho jayegi. Then you might be her next victim. She does mention that she kills only the evil. Of course she decides who is evil. So her incredibly patient boyfriend’s new girlfriend is evil because….well,because she is his new girlfriend.
Gillian also breaks the pattern of killing only the evil , just to put the cops off the trail she kills a few good ones too.
In an unbearably sadistic (some would say funny because Gillian thinks she has a sense of humour) sequence she brings a homeless vagabond home, feeds him and then tells him to have sex with her. He obliges thinking he has found a roof on his head, a wacko in bed .
Gillian also breaks and enters into a Japanese girl’s home,kills her and writes a suicide note on her behalf.I am not sure what these people are being punished for? Perhaps for agreeing to be in a bad film?
She rejects the only voice of sanity in her life: her boyfriend Keith(Keith Poulson) who tries his best to deal with her psychotic mind. He finally gives up. That he sticks around for so long listening to her psycho-babble and finally leaves only when she actually starts killing people ,says a lot about his willpower.
Sorry, I don’t have the same threshold of endurance. At 1 hour 26 minutes,this film seemed an hour too long to me. It rambles and heaves with an inner frustration which is more annoying than disturbing.
The saddest part of I Blame Society is that the director-actress thinks the killings are funny. Her first victim is an old friend who prefers another woman(whom Gillian names ‘Stalin’) over Gillian. After failing to convince the guy to give up the woman she kills him with nuts: she mixes nuts in his snack knowing he is lethally allergic to it.
It’s not just her first victim whom Gillian drives ‘nuts’(trust me my joke is better than anything in the film). At the end the blood-fest will make your stomach churn and your guts heave in protest. It is sad that Gillian Wallace Horvat feel so negatively about rejection. I am within my rights to assume that she is one with her character since Gillian plays Gillian and even directs the film.
Imagine if every actor/director who is shown the door decides to turn psychotic because ….umm…. he/she is bored and bloodthirsty.I don’t know about you. But I would never want to run into Gillian. Not because she is so dangerous. But she is so damned annoying. Ditto the film.
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