Anchor Bay Films will release Jennifer Lynch’s new serial killer drama Chained as a DVD and Blu-ray combo-pack on Oct. 2. The NC-17 rated film stars Vincent D’Onofrio as a sadistic and extremely lazy killer who abducts the young son (Eamon Farren) of one of his victims (Julia Ormond) to help keep his murder house clean and fresh.
Lynch, daughter of famed filmmaker David Lynch, made her directorial debut in 1993 with the outrageous, and criminally underrated, psychological drama Boxing Helena. The film, which centered on a surgeon so consumed with a woman that he amputates her limbs to keep her from leaving him, was severely panned by critics and caused a shit-storm of outrage from the National Organization of Women.
Lynch, then 25, embarked on a self-imposed 15-year hiatus that came to an end with the release of her triumphant sophomore effort Surveillance in 2008. The twisted serial killer mystery was a hit with critics and movie fans alike. Sadly, Lynch’s good luck once again came to an end when she lost control of her third film Hisss, a creature-feature based on an ancient Indian legend to her Bollywood investors.
Chained, formerly known as Rabbit, the nickname given to the kidnapped boy, is Lynch’s fourth film.