FILM: Chained (18)

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A trained killer wrestles with his gruesome destiny in Jennifer Lynch’s taut thriller.

When he was nine-years-old, Tim (Eamon Farren) was kidnapped with his mother (Julia Ormond) by sadistic serial killer Bob (Vincent D’Onofrio), who poses as a taxi driver to hunt and capture his unsuspecting victims.

Years pass and Tim is kept on a chain by his abductor, forced to watch the rape and murder of countless women.

A peculiar bond forms between Bob and his teenage hostage, and the killer begins to groom Tim as his heir.

When the time comes for the emotionally damaged protege to follow in the blood-spattered footsteps of Bob, he deliberates freedom from the psychopath’s clutches. Lynch’s film is released simultaneously on DVD and Blu-ray.

Released: February 1 (UK, selected cinemas), 90 mins