Directed by Jed Weintrob and written by Zack Ford, Scar, is a torture lovers dream.
During the intro credits we learn from newspaper headlines that a bunch of teens were killed by a mad mortician. The main focus of the story is then of Joan Burrows (Angela Bettis), a young woman living in Ovid, Colorado, who as a teenager was captured and tortured by this same local serial killer, Bishop. Joan was able to escape and kill her captor, but was left as the sole survivor of the spree with a scar on her cheek.
Cut to the present, and Joan is returning to her hometown to attend her niece Olympia’s high school graduation and finds herself confronted by her past in the town. Before the graduation is to occur, a young couple goes missing and within a few days a mutilated body is found in the water during a town fish festival.
With the present day’s body count rising, questions arise whether Bishop had evaded death or if a new copycat killer has arisen. It isn’t long before Joan finds herself both a target and a suspect of the killings, with Bettis not quite up to her usual level of performance here but aptly supported.
Scar mainly suffers from being a slasher of viciousness that isn’t justified by its paper thin plot. But hey, it’s the norm with a torture fest. The flaws aren’t completely too damaging though as the gore scenes effectively directed, and do exactly what they are supposed to do – make the audience squirm.
Scar is not a complete disaster, if you like torture movies and a bit of blood, then it will at least scratch one or two of those itches.