Killer Joe ★★★★½

Holy. Fucking. Shit. I probably shouldn't have watched this. I was scared that I would be too disturbed, but it turns out I like being disturbed if it's like this. I've been reading about it for ages, so as a self-proclaimed early adopter, it's a mystery how I actually held out this long. Now I'm kicking myself because ever since I saw it over the weekend it's all I can think about and I NEED to see it again.

...even though there's child rape, brutal beatings, and intensely humiliating and degrading human torture.

There's also phenomenal performances by Matthew McConaughey and Juno Temple. Not to say that makes up for seeing some terrible stuff in this film… but I guess it's something.

Damn. Just typing this (half-assed, bewildered) review makes me want to experience this darkly comic masterpiece again.

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