What could have been a crack thriller devolves into a pointless dramatic exercise in “A Proper Violence,” in which the culminating act of violence is most improper. Although filmmakers Chris Faulisi (director, co-writer, d.p. and editor) and Matt Robinson (co-director and co-writer) devise a potentially strong tale involving an ex-con, his female victim, her husband, brother and friend in a revenge plot that goes wrong, the resulting action is a chain of ill-judged plot twists. A small theatrical window will close shut, followed by vid and cable obscurity.
Released from prison after a rape sentence, Morgan (Randy Spence, quietly brooding) finds himself the victim of a gunman’s attack. Little does he know he’s the object of a vengeance scheme concocted by Lucy (Bev Lauchner), Morgan’s apparent rape victim. Her short-fuse husband Rich (Shawn Mahoney, overacting), good-willed brother Shepard (Justin Morck) and friend Dustyn (Will Brunson) conspire to bring Morgan on a weekend camping trip, where they will kill him and bury him in an unmarked grave. To no viewer’s surprise things don’t go exactly as planned.