A young married couple decides to commit murder (as newlyweds are wont to do), and figure they should film the whole sordid affair, because why the hell not. Now, as the couple prepares for the eventual bloody show, we quickly learn that the wife, Jen, is the main instigator in this horror biz (a pretty big change of pace for the torture porn genre, which this flick definitely resides within, where the aggressors are generally men) and her husband Farhang is the weak willed follower to her petulant plans…now will the kill crazy couple seal the deal?
Oh lord, where to begin with the hot mess that is Capture Kill Release. Let’s start with the characters; bitch on wheels Jen and limp noodle Farhang are deplorable, and instantly equal measures annoying and terrible. They are so unlikable that the audience is left with no one to care about or root for (except for their potential victim, but he’s no great shakes either). This creates a major problem when you are left with 96 minutes filled to the brim with this (un)dynamic duo. Moving on, the story, what there is of it, is about as simple as they come, which doesn’t always present a problem, but again when you can’t even focus on the characters this too creates an insurmountable obstacle in enjoying this film. Finally, this damn thing has more “endings” then The Return of the King. I lost track of the number of times this film fades to black in what should be the ending only to come back and give us another serving of “fun” that we didn’t ask for.
On to the positives. The found footage aspect of this film does create the feel that these are real events we are witnessing, and no matter how odious their characters are, lead actors Jennifer Fraser & Farhang Ghajar really are rock solid actors…I just wish I could dig more on what they were laying down.
Mean vicious, and filled with characters you’ll simply hate, Capture Kill Release is a grueling exercise (not in the good way) in the over full torture porn category. View this one only if you absolutely need to see every torture porn/found footage mash-up, or if you love being irritated for 96 minutes.