Tone-Deaf follows a psychopathic hillbilly (Robert Patrick) as he lures a young woman (Amanda Crew) to his country rental and proceeds to come unhinged. This psychedelic splatter movie written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr. has a social message submerged beneath the gallons of blood—something to do with the cultural and political divide between generations—but it’s also clearly fashioned as a juicy star vehicle for Patrick, formerly Arnold Schwarzenegger’s liquid arch-nemesis, now a ripened character actor on the high end of middle-age.
Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 28-29, various showtimes. Arena Cinelounge, 6464 Sunset Boulevard, Lobby Level, Hollywood. arenascreen.com/