by Willard Manus
Lovers of extreme violence, raw sex and filthy language are in for a treat when they watch SHATTERED, the action-thriller directed by Luis Prieto and written by David Loughery. Starring in the gore fest is Lilly Krug, who plays Sky, a blonde nymphet and sociopath who takes lonely tech-millionaire Chris (Cameron Monaghan) to bed in order to rob him of his money and his life.
Chris is no easy mark. Hes smart as well as rich, but his intelligence is no match for Skys cunning. A grifter from a young age, Sky and her mentor (Frank Grillo) come up with an elaborate plan to fleece the newly-divorced, emotionally-vulnerable businessman. First she takes a waitress job in the diner where Chris regularly eats, so that she can flirt with him. Then she pretends to risk her life when a mugger (Grillo) confronts him. Sky throws herself at the hood, who reacts by knocking her down and attacking Chris with a tire iron.
Chris ends up with a broken leg and spends the rest of the film in a cast (shades of Rear Window). Sky, feigning remorse for having provoked the attack, offers to help nurse him back to health. This gives her access to his house-and, ultimately, to his bedroom, where she shows off her remarkable sexual prowess.
all this hanky-panky is Ronald (John Malkovich), the owner of the motel
where Sky lives with her female lover (add bi-sexual to the list of her
exotic attributes). Ronald is a voyeur who delights in spying on Sky through
his telescope, which is powerful enough to capture her seducing Chris
in his hilltop mansion. Ronald also discovers that Skys girlfriend
is dead, a blood-splattered murder victim.