2019 / action, horror / 1h 32min / directed by Joe Begos / country: USA / language: English

Did not Start Friday, February 14 because we were betrayed. probly over $$. it’s some bullshit.

A typical night for a group of war veterans at the local VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a teenage girl runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. Suddenly under attack from a gang of punk mutants looking to get back what’s theirs – at any cost – the vets use every weapon they can put together to protect the girl, and their VFW, in the biggest fight of their lives.

“VFW is all about Assault On Precinct 13 anarchy, horror-grotesque violence, and enough booze to take down Wade Boggs on a cross-country flight.Think of it as the action massacre midnighter your parents never wanted you to see, but you snuck into the VHS player at way too young an age after they went to sleep.”
Matt Donato, Slash Film

VFW is the third film from the newly rebranded Fangoria studios, and is undoubtedly their strongest release to date . . . This is pure cinema, utilizing neon, shadow, and 16mm film (or an impressive facsimile thereof) to create a moody, hyperreal aesthetic. Working from a script by Max Brallier and Matthew McArdle—and following up 2019’s Bliss—VFW confirms Joe Begos as trash cinema auteur, with a distinctive visual style that distinguishes VFW from the usual glut of over-lit, low-budget modern genre cinema that clogs up streaming services and Redbox kiosks across the country. “
Matt Donato, Slash Film

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