Incredible Violence begins as writer-director G. Patrick Condon (Stephen Oates) opines over the money he squandered. See, he borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a movie but spent the funds on other stuff. Now, the unsavory mafia types from which he got the money want to see the end product of Condon’s vision.
At the end of his rope, Condon decides to rent out a cheap, creepy home in the middle of nowhere. He then hires up and coming actors who are willing to work for free, on his film Incredible Violence. He rigs the house with cameras in every room and sends the actors that day’s script pages every morning via printers set up in almost every room; or if he wants to redo a scene in a different way.
“…borrowed hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a movie but spent the funds on other stuff.”
None of the actors, including Grace (M.J. Kehler), Foster (Michael Worthman), Sophia (Meghan Hancock), and Audrey (Erin Mick), even know what Condon looks like. When the cast starts turning up dead, and the script gets increasingly more and more violent, they have a moral decision to make. Is the movie more important than their morals?
The use of a double meta-narrative to start Incredible Violence does not work one bit whatsoever. The real-life dramatic horror film is written and directed by G. Patrick Condon, though he does not play himself in the movie. But this meta-on-meta framing device disappears once Grace shows up to the house, and production on the film within the film begins. It never shows back up at any point, which means it is just a pointless waste of time.