I'm going to have to go ahead and guess that Madness is Sweden's answer to Wrong Turn. Set in Minnesota (which is apparently populated with Swede's), the story revolves around Swiss Miss and Britta (I forgot their names) who are cheerleaders on the way to a cheerleading competition. I'm not sure what kind of cheerleading competition involves 30 year old chicks, but I digress. They pull off the road for gas, pop a few handstands, and catch the attention of, dig these names, Chad Fox and Oliver Ransom. LOL.
Now at this point, I'm thinking that these characters have very odd accents and totally un-American sounding names. When the creepy hillbilly maniacs start talking, I happened to notice that they were speaking Swedish. Then it all made sense! I suppose that the 3 directors (yes, this movie has 3 directors) figured no one would notice that this is a Swedish movie if they set it in the seedy backwoods of Minnesota... although they're a little far north in the U.S. to be playing the inbred hick card. Mostly.
The rest of the plot doesn't really matter, as it's basically a Swedish homage to the inbred family, backwoods horror flicks that the U.S. seems to churn out so regularly; unsuspecting travelers are lost in the wilderness, are set upon by murderous locals and are tortured. That's the gist of it all.
It's a shame that the movie was so odd and lackluster, because it had a promising opening scene in which a girl escapes her captor, is chased through the woods and I think- seriously, I couldn't tell for sure- that when caught, the hillbilly kicks her tummy and a baby shoots out. I'm not being a smart ass. That really happened.
The last scene was disturbing as well, as was the gay rape that took place somewhere in the middle, so this one at least has shock value working for it. They even crushed a rat. The gore at least delivered.
The thing that makes this a movie we don't want, is the same old boring story, the uneven feel and tone of it all, the cheesy acting, and the myriad of boring scenes that we really wanted to fast forward through. Maybe having three directors making three different movies at the same time isn't such a great idea. You can see some salvageable parts here and there, but it really feels more like a collage of crazy in the end.
The whole Swedish movie pretending to be set in the U.S. and doing a horrible job of it really threw us off. Then again, so did random awfulness like our cheerleader breaking into some cheerleader moves while waiting to fill the car up with gas. A lot of it was WTF material. We don't necessarily hate it, but we still don't want anything to do with it ever again, and we certainly can't recommend that you watch it either. Unless you like movies that suck. Then, you will love this one.