Butcher Boys 2013 NR CC

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(21) IMDb 3.5/10
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From the creator of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A group of friends come face to face with the macabre world of cannibals.

Starring:
Ali Faulkner, Edwin Neal
Runtime:
1 hour, 28 minutes

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Butcher Boys

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Genres Thriller, Action, Comedy, Horror
Director Duane Graves, Justin Meeks
Starring Ali Faulkner, Edwin Neal
Supporting actors Marilyn Burns, Johnny Walter, Derek Lee Nixon, John Dugan, Sonny Carl Davis, Tory Tompkins, Gregory Kelly, Bill Johnson, Justin Meeks, Teri McMinn, Phillip Wolf, Natalie Kline, Christina Gonzalez, Karrie Cox, Bill Wise, Jack Lee, Garin Sparks, John D. Montoya
Studio Phase 4 Films (USA), LLC
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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A series of disjointed scenes that don't make a story.
G. Teslovich
This movie was just plain bad, from the casting to the script to the directing, etc. etc.
D. Annie
First of all, the movie has no idea what kind of point it wants to make.
Mark Eremite

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on November 1, 2013
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You can't read a single positive review of this film that doesn't mention its association with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. They either say it contains elements that are similar to that earlier, much better film, or it points out that one of the original producers of the film was involved with this project. Either way, the connection is razor thin, like pointing out the connection between Gigli and Good Will Hunting.

The film starts with four kids out on a birthday celebration. One of the youngsters is your archetypical Bad Girl, except dialed up to an absurd degree. Because of her over-the-top shenanigans, they end up in a car chase that causes an interaction with our titular Butcher Boys. These guys, it turns out, are urban cannibals. What follows is a confusing tangle of chase scenes, some ludicrously eccentric scenes designed specifically to remind you of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (right down to its own Leatherface clone), and attempts at humor that are so ridiculous that they are far more confusing than funny.

There's a lot missing here, and it's more than just coherency. First of all, the movie has no idea what kind of point it wants to make. The film has the gall to actually begin by a quote from Swift's "A Modest Proposal," which is like a porno quoting Dickens in the opening credits. There are half-hearted stabs at moralizing over urban decay, class divisions, and family loyalty, but they're rendered moot by the complete stupidity of the script and acting.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dayna Newman/Slasher Diva on January 28, 2014
Format: DVD
Ok..(Butcher Boys) originally titled (Bone Boys) was a manic, never a dull moment film about cannibals and other strange 'people'.We are treated to a very messed up looking inbred monster in chains. A crazy old man in drag with a cattle prod and too many others to mention.

It starts with a lot of chase scenes via car and on foot but I was entertained and never once thought about turning it off or being bored."Ali Faulkner" who played Sissy was actually quite remarkable and the stand out actor as a girl in turmoil always trying to get the upper hand and trying her best to escape.

The movie features cameos from nine Texas Chainsaw alumni including Edwin Neal, Marilyn Burns, John Dugan, Teri McMinn and Bill "Leatherface 2" Johnson.
There wasn't much gore in it but some blood and a few minor effects that were done pretty well. They used the route that many films that don't have a big enough budget for elaborate effects use.What you don't see and imagine can be much worse than what is really happening.

One of the last scenes in the third act was very reminiscent of TCM so was the big dinner table full of freaks.but this film in no way is as good or will be remembered like TCM. The reason they have compared the two films so much is because one of the writers of TCM wrote this and he wanted to make a sequel but never got the chance to do so. If you like mainic fast paced horror films with INSANE characters I think you will enjoy this.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Anderson on November 6, 2013
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If you like horror movies with lots of gore this is a pretty decent flick that moves along nicely. A lot of it is derivative of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre but it is better than the many sequels and remakes of that film. Some parts are stupid but overall it is decent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy on November 10, 2013
Format: DVD
In 1729 Jonathan Swift published "A Modest Proposal" a satire in which he suggested Ireland offer up their children as food to gentlemen and ladies. He was metaphorically describing the exploration of the poor by the rich in terms of cannibalism, creating an everlasting metaphor. In this film the J.Swift society captures and kidnaps people for eating and for implanting fertilized eggs in order to develop a fetal delicacy.

Sissy (Ali Faulkner) and her friends unfortunately encounter this group and must fight for their lives. The film obeys the rules of Latin satires by patterning itself after an existing film (TCM). What was unfortunate is that the point of the satirical metaphor is lost in the film. Yes there were the subtle references to Yahoos, but there needed to be more exquisite dining scenes and less scenes of grunting individuals.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex, nudity (Tory Tompkins' body double)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beveridge HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on August 20, 2014
Format: DVD
Butcher Boys (Duane Graves and Justin Meeks, 2012)

I spend a decent amount of time trolling the bottom of my sorted (by average rating) Netflix queue, looking for those movies that have a horrible rating that are actually pretty good. I've come across a few here and there that are neglected for whatever reason. The Butcher Boys, Texas Chainsaw Massacre writer Kim Henkel's first feature script in eighteen years, is the latest of those. I have no idea what movie the public who rated this movie a collective one and a half stars were watching, but it must not have been Butcher Boys.

Plot: Sissy (Breaking Dawn's Ali Faulkner) is celebrating her seventeenth birthday at a swanky restaurant in Austin, Texas, that's under protest by a band of radical vegetarians. (While I can't tell you why without spoilers, this becomes important later.) When she, her brother Mikey (Dear Sidewalk's Philip Wolf), and their friends Barbie (The Big Picture's Tory Tompkins) and Benny (Hallettsville's Derek Lee Nixon) are on their way home, a series of minor misadventures end up with them crossing paths with the Butcher Boys (also known as the Boneboys, which was the film's original title), who are out for the kind of good time that involves kidnapping random folks and taking them back to the basement of Austin's hottest new restaurant, J. Swift's.

Okay, the movie's main drawback is very easy to point out, and is just as minor as it sounds: this movie contains two of the worst body-double shots in cinema history. If you combine the two, they take up less than a second of screen time, so that can't be what everyone's up in arms about.
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