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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Rose McGowan
Johnathon Schaech
James Duval
Directors
Gregg Araki
Screenwriters
Gregg Araki
Running Time
85 minutes

The Doom Generation
Ultra-violent addition to director Gregg Araki's "teenage apocolypse" triptych.


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Plot
A pair of young lovers pick up a sexy sociopath and embark on a road journey, which begins with their guest "accidentally" decapitating a Quickie Mart clerk. As the journey progresses, the body-count increases until a long-lost love proves their downfall in a revolting climax.


Verdict
As a stylish black comedy its uncompromising nature should be applauded, though as an indictment of the hopelessly violent American society, the message gets lost.


Reviewed by Joyce Dundas

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