Serial killer movies are not my favorite sub-genre of horror, and The Eleventh Aggression was about as average as an entry as you’ll find.
The movie quickly introduces us to our killer Jeffrey Walters (played brilliantly by Steve Furedy) and his soon to be ex-girlfriend. After finding out she was cheating on him, Jeffrey disposes of her in a most unique way I don’t want to spoil here. From this point on Jeffrey’s aggression level is set at eleven and any little annoyance will set him off on a murderous rage, hence our title.
Afterwards we are introduced to our “Odd Couple” detectives, Davidson and Garret. These two could be no different, Davidson the young hothead who treats his girlfriend like crap as he sleeps around, and Garret the mature and mellow partner who has a loving wife at home. From here the plot is fairly typical serial killer fare with our two detectives slowly finding more and more clues as they turn up at multiple crime scenes. There really is no mystery to the story, as we are shown our killer in the first 2 minutes of the film.
The true highlight of this movie is the characters and there progression throughout all of the activities within. Jeffrey continues to get more and more careless as the body count rises. It was also nice that they gave him just enough back story to make him a believable killer. The paths that both detectives also take as they investigate the case is quite intriguing, watching both how they begin to uncover the identity of the killer, and the way they both deal with the stress involved in working such an important case when they are off the job.
Unfortunately, this being a low budget movie, you have to deal with some low budget issues. A lot of the acting was quite substandard, and did hurt with originally getting into the movie and invested in some of the characters. There were also some pacing issues with the movie, it felt just a tad too long. Finally came the special effects which were only passable. The kills were actually quite unique in The Eleventh Aggression, but with some effects being mediocre and a fair amount of violence occurring off-screen it really took away from the action.
Before this past week, I was not familiar with Chemical Burn Entertainment. After watching three of their most recent films, two of which were above average b movies (Melvin and The Eleventh Aggression), I must say I will continue to check in with what they have coming down the pipeline.