Used begins pretty inauspiciously. A young woman named Regan (Orndoff) goes out to a club and meets a guy. They seem to hit it off, though soon she’s ready to call it a night. Not wanting to go home alone, the guy slips something into her drink. As one might expect, things get ugly. But Regan is no pushover, and she teaches her attacker a thing or two about the “weaker” sex.
Used is a story with a very strong, very blunt message. In fact, it plays at times a bit like a particularly graphic PSA. In fact, the brutality in Used is just a tad over the top, even straddling the line of overwrought. This is a film that wears its Eli Roth influence very clearly on its sleeve. Still, the viewer can forgive this to a point. These are kids living out their horror dreams, telling a topical tale of revenge. It comes off a bit sophomoric, but also promising. The “About Us” section of Deranged Minds’ website shows that Clay and Orndoff have a passion for everything horror films, and it’s clearly evident in Used.