Movie Review – Piggy (2012)

Directed by Kieron Hawkes
Courtesy of Inception Media Group
Original Release Date: 2012
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2014


When you read a vague title like PIGGY, there are many things that can spring to mind. For me, I was expecting a slasher-type of film with the killer dressed in a pig’s mask. When I mentioned the movie to my wife, she thought it would be campy. We were both wrong, and that’s not a bad thing, I can assure you. This film is a haunting and gripping portrait of revenge in its purest of forms. And whether or not you agree with Piggy’s motives, he sure gets the job done!

If you are not familiar with PIGGY, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Inception Media Group:

When his brother is brutally murdered by a gang, Joe finds solace in Piggy, one of his dead brother s old and unstable friends. The two begin a grueling and bloody revenge mission for his brother s killing. Hard, gritty and disturbing this violent vigilant crusade will leave you cheering and shocked as they exact their brutal justice one victim at a time. Piggy ushers in a new breed of Horror…the Psychopathic Thriller with the eye-for-an-eye morality of an animal.

I am so happy to have been wrong about this film. It is the complete opposite of what I expected, which made it an even better movie. And I can honestly say this is one film I will probably revisit very soon.

PIGGY is a well made revenge thriller that will keep you on your toes. It looks great onscreen and is written well, although the pacing can be slow in parts. The cast does an excellent job in their roles, and I have to give special recognition to Paul Anderson who portrays the titular character. Anderson does a stellar job in his performance, and I hope to see more of his work in the future.

There is even a nice dose of gore. We get to see some primo special effects when Piggy starts doling out his vengeance. I am impressed with how the movie only shows glimpses of it as well; doing so, instead of shoving it in the audience’s face, makes it more impactful.

PIGGY is almost a perfect movie for me. My sole complaint, as I mentioned above, is that it can be slow in spots. Otherwise, it’s a heck of a thrill-ride. Give this one a look.


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