Fresh off the stove is director Ryuhei Kitamura's noisome slasher No One Lives, which explores the tidings of a clan of hooligans and the resolve of one superman thirsting for vengeance. The story begins with an ordinarily couple, Betty (Laura Ramsey) and a man known only as Driver (Luke Evans) lazily enjoying their stay in a shoddy motel. The couple visit a local diner, where they encounter a family of lawless, reckless gangsters.
Think French cinema and you think languorous love triangles set in Parisian cafes or summer cottages in Provence, all played out to a soundtrack of classical music or light jazz. Or at least that's how it used to be until films like this one came along to destroy that cosy self-image forever.
Park Chan-wook, director of The Vengeance Trilogy, has just finished his first English langue film - Stoker - and must have enjoyed the experience as he is now in talks to direct the Western The Brigands of Rattleborge.
The Avengers star will join the latest Spike Lee joint, as he signs on to the controversial remake of the beloved South Korean thriller.
Revenge is a dish best served cold. In movies, it is a dish ladled out on a regular basis. It's a genre with a long-lasting appeal with audiences, everybody has indulged in a revenge fantasy or two, even if it's just against the person who cuts you off on the road, at some point in your life your thoughts have gone to that place. That dark little niggling root in our hearts, that universal weakness of character, draws us to these movies. Piggy is the latest in a long, blood-soaked line of movies made just for those moments.