I Blame Society (2020)

Gillian (Gillian Wallace Horvat) is an upcoming filmmaker filled with creative ideas, but each exciting idea for a project ends with a roadblock and rejection from decision-makers. Gillian decides the days of sitting back and waiting for permission and approvals are over. She starts to investigate a new project she will do all by herself, and feels she is close to something big.

When a pair of strangers tell Gillian that she could be a murderer (as a compliment), she decides to use this compliment as a concept for her new film. But rather than make a classic film, Gillian starts to test herself and her capabilities in planning the perfect murder combined with her filmmaking skills and knowledge. The results equal one crazy and dangerous serial killer. Perhaps making a movie and murdering people have similar aspects? Either way, Gillian is about to go on a killing rampage, and her camera will capture it all.

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I Blame Society has been created in a style that sometimes feels like a fake documentary. There are many moments where Gillian captures footage with a GoPro camera strapped to the head or while using a camera with tripods. There are also moments when viewers feel close to the gruesome killings or like a fly on the wall. The film has been done on a small budget as it revisits multiple locations and uses a small cast which was a nice touch.

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This film has also been directed by its lead actress Gillian Wallace Horvat.  I can’t deny that some ideas and elements feel somewhat different from anything I have seen in a film.  These elements will result in various reactions from the cinema audience. I am one of those who generally enjoyed certain aspects of this film, and other details did not work.

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The idea of someone being pushed to their limits is nothing new, but it held my attention in this film because it was about filmmaking and becoming the ultimate serial killer. We learn early that Gillian is well educated, extremely smart with filmmaking and fully understands how a perfect murder should be conducted. However, as a character, Gillian is quite talkative and sometimes rant for lengthy durations.  I found the lead character unlikeable for most of the film as her many rants are filled with harsh, offensive, and inappropriate comments, making me question how anyone can even be around her. Having an unlikeable lead made it hard for me to want to be invested in this character. Still, I am sure some people will find positive aspects such as comedy and the shocking tones the film provides. I admit that I found the movie paid off significantly by the third and final act.  But by the time the film became more of an enjoyable experience, it finished shortly after, which left me feeling like the movie was teasing me and not giving the complete experience or story.

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Overall, this film will not be enjoyed by every movie lover.  Witnessing a filmmaker getting rejected and suddenly going on a murdering rampage has a level of creativity and freshness. Still, it also had a lead character who is unlikeable for most of the film. I enjoyed some moments of this film, and others left me baffled about what I was watching. I was thankful for the film’s ending, but sadly this felt like more of a tease than giving its viewers any actual conclusion and resolutions. I Blame Society is undoubtedly a combination of being quirky, wacky, bloody and random, so I promise you, it will have fans singing the film’s praise.  Sadly, it’s just not my kind of taste in film. I Blame Society (2020) is Available on Shudder from August 25th!

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Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

8th May 2021
Written by Peter Walkden

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Set in the present day, the film follows Fabio (Justin Marcel McManus), who works as a Hypnotist in New York City.  But life for Fabio could be a whole lot better.  Fabio recently appeared on a popular TV show where he was invited to try and hypnotise the...

The House of Snails (2021)

Antonio Prieto (Javier Rey) is driving to a small town called Quintanar.  Renting a large house for a month to seek some solitude and silence, Antonio hopes to put his skills as a writer to good use and complete his newest book.  When he arrives at the...

The Northman (2022)

The film begins with a young prince named Amleth, who takes part in a ritual with his wounded father, King Aurvandil War-Raven (Ethan Hawke).  The ritual introduces Prince Amleth to the world of manhood.  As he enters this new stage of his life, the prince...

Beyond the Summit (2022)

Mateo (Javier Rey) is a man who is filled with determination.  Extremely fit, he's been training and preparing each day with hopes of one day achieving a big dream- climbing Annapurna.  When the time comes, Mateo packs his things and says his farewell to his...

Crabs! (2021)

Set in the small town of Mendocino, California, Crabs! begins with a tragic incident when a power plant explodes and collapses into the sea. Nearby is a single, lonely Crab who is affected by the power plant's destruction.  This crab begins to mutate dramatically...

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)

In the present day, actor Nic Cage can't seem to catch a break. He's struggling to get a decent role in any big blockbuster film, going through a divorce that keeps him in the eyes of the public, in debt, and to top it off, he ruined his daughter's sixteenth birthday...

Werewolf Castle (2021)

Set during medieval times, the film follows Thorfinn (Peter Lofsgard), a village boy.  One night, Thorfinn's village is attacked by a violent pack of werewolves.  As a result of the unexpected attack, Thorfinn loses his parents, brother and the love of his...

The Hunter (1980)

The film follows Ralph Thorson (Steve McQueen), nicknamed “Papa”.  Papa works as a bounty hunter travelling from city to city to find those wanted by the law.  When it comes to bounty hunting, Papa has been doing it for a long time and has the status of...

Brendan Muldowney – The Cellar (2021)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with #BrandanMuldowney, the director and writer of a new horror film #TheCellar (2022), which is Now Available exclusive to #Shudder. https://youtu.be/R1oI7Vyfkjo 8th April 2022...

The Cellar (2022)

Keira Wood (Elisha Cuthbert) moves into a new home along with her husband Brian (Eion Macken) and their two children, Ellie (Abby Fitz) and Steven (Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady).  The house looks like an old mansion and is, as Keira’s daughter, Ellie, describes it, an...

Jay Cheel – Cursed Films II (2022)

Walkden Entertainment (aka Peter Walkden) had the honour and pleasure of chatting with Jay Cheel who is a director and writer of the popular mini-series Cursed Films II (2022).  The second series is now available exclusively on Shudder!  Episode One of...

Rabbit Academy: Mission Eggpossible (2022)

The film begins with a group of rabbits at school witnessing the Golden Magical Egg selecting candidates for being a Master Bunny.  The egg selects many students, including the strange inclusion of a city bunny named Max (Noah Levi), who is quite clumsily and...

Ambulance (2022)

Will (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) is a highly-skilled ex-veteran.  In the present day, Los Angeles, Will is doing everything he can to pay his wife’s medical bills as she has cancer.  Left with no other choice, he decides to speak to his adoptive brother Danny...

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)

Continuing on from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Secret of Dumbledore once again follows Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who is approached by Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).  This time, Dumbledore learns new information about Gellert Grindelwald...

Cursed Films II: The Wizard of Oz (2022)

Cursed Films returns in whole new five-part documentary series. Series II, like Season One, looks at the many myths and tales about some of Hollywood’s most popular horror flicks, and the reveals are bound to shock you to your core. We all love a good horror film, but...

Nobody Has to Know (2021)

Set in the Scottish Isle of Lewis, Phil (Bouli Lanners) is a middle-aged man who suffers a stroke while walking along a local beach.  Thankfully he is found and given urgent assistance at a local hospital.  Soon the word of Phil's stroke goes around the...

Morbius (2022)

Michael (Jared Leto) is a doctor in Biochemistry.  From a young age, Michael was always terribly ill as his body has a rare blood disorder. In the present day, Michael continues to live with the disease, studying with hopes of one day finding a cure. After...

The Bad Guys (2022)

Have you ever felt being good is simply no fun whatsoever? Well, perhaps you will relate to this misunderstood team of criminals- a gang of animals known as The Bad Guys! They're well known for causing chaos and havoc within the city, and are wanted for conducting...

The Duke (2020)

Set in the year 1961, the film begins with a sixty-year-old man named Kempton Bunton (Jim Broadbent) appearing in court.  He's on trial for snatching the portrait of the Duke of Wellington, which was on display at the National Gallery in London.  He stands...

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)

Continuing on from where we last left Sonic (Ben Schwartz), the blue Hedgehog continues trying to blend in and find his purpose within the city.  Sonic roams the streets like a superhero vigilante at night, calling himself “Blue Justice”.  When police sirens...

The Commando (2022)

James Baker (Michael Jai White) is an elite DEA agent.  The film begins with a mission that has tragic consequences, costing the life of three hostages.  With the mission complete, James returns home with a limp and is determined to move forward from the...

Deathcheaters (1976)

Steve (John Hargreaves) and Rod (Grant Page) first met during the Vietnam war when serving as jungle commandos.  After surviving the war, the two continue to have a strong bond and friendship.  In the present day, the pair work on various films and...

Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), own the local laundromat, and their home is located on the floor above.  As the film begins, we soon learn more about Evelyn and Waymond’s marriage and the challenges surrounding them.  Some...

Nowhere Special (2020)

Based on actual events, the film follows John (James Norton), who works as a window cleaner.  At the age of thirty-five, John is unwell and is told he only has several months to live.  While dealing with his medical conditions, John also needs to find...

Broadcast Signal Intrusion (2021)

Set in 1999, the film follows James (Harry Shum Jr.), who works as a video archiver.  If someone requires an important news clip from the 80s on DVD, James is the one who does the transfer.  We also have a vague understanding that James is dealing with a...

Night’s End (2022)

Ken Barber (Geno Walker) moves into a fairly dull and quiet apartment.  It's not long until Ken becomes "a shut-in", hiding from the world and having little interactions with strangers.  Ken has no job, so he attempts to start a video channel with various...

Carbon – The Unauthorised Biography (2022)

Where did Carbon come from?  How does Carbon work?  Did it come from the big bang?  This new feature-length documentary will discuss every question you’ve had about Carbon.  From the beginning of this feature, we understand that Carbon’s creation...

It Snows in Benidorm (2020)

Peter (Timothy Spall) works at the Manchester bank. We learn early in the film that Peter is, in fact, a kind-hearted man who is willing to help others in need, even when management above will disagree with his decision and kindness. Thanks to personal narration and...

The Bunker Game (2022)

During an atomic war, a large group of survivors live in a sealed bunker underground.  But things are not what they seem.  It is revealed early in the film that the setting and even the survivors are all fake!  The whole setup is simply a L.A.R.P. If...