Raze

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Stuntwoman-turned-action-star Zoe Bell (Tarantino’s Death Proof) headlines this sly and brutal subversion of the women-in-prison exploitation genre. When Sabrina is abducted by an elite secret society, she finds herself in an underground lair, forced to do battle with other innocent women for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Violent, relentless and filled with B-movie mayhem, Raze takes its video game aesthetic to the deepest and darkest places, rarely surfacing for air. With a cast of who’s-who genre favorites, including Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks) and a rare performance sans prosthetics from Guillermo Del Toro mainstay Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth), Raze announces its extreme intentions from the very first frame, creating a terrifying world of savagery in which nothing is what it seems. (Dir. by Josh C. Waller, 2013, USA, 87 mins., Not Rated, IFC Midnight) Digital