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"A fun, sick as hell joy ride!" --Fatally-yours.com
"Blood, guts, sex and bowling, what else is better in this world?" --Evil Dread
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However, there is one notable exception. "Gutterballs" amps the sexual violence way past the norm with a near eight minute graphically sadistic gang rape that sets the rest of the movie into motion. It will repulse you and frankly, it sets "Gutterballs" close to a level of grindhouse porn. But then again, one of the first things you see is an eventual victim bending over in her oh-so-short skirt and exposing her camel-toe. The film does have 'gutter' in the title, and it more than lives up to its name.
Like all z-grade horror, there's a batch of (over the top) teens in some sort of conflict, and this time it's a pair of bowling team o'teens set up for an after-hours grudge match. Our hottie gets attacked before everyone shows up, but has something more in mind than calling the cops. When the opposing sides are gathered, suddenly the bowling alley is mysteriously chained shut and the grisly body counts and naked bodies start to mount. There's plenty of inventive murder effects to be had in "Gutterballs," with one of the first being a couple smothered during (again, borderline pornographic) 69 in a restroom.
If it weren't for the fact that the action is so far past the pale, "Gutterballs" would be an utter failure. The cast rates barely past high-school improv and the script - well, my guess is the only things really plotted were the rapes and kills. Otherwise, there's about a page or meaningful dialogue to be cobbled away from the inane spewing of profanity and sex.Read more ›
I grant you, Gutterballs is only going to appeal to a limited demographic. Probably a very limited one. But for those of us who get it, Gutterballs is a fun, albeit extremely mean-spirited, romp through our nostalgic pasts, yet it does something so few movies like this even attempt, much less pull off: updating the nostalgic for a modern audience. As such, you can't really call Gutterballs simply an homage; it is more than that.
The story, as you may be able to tell from the title, takes place in a bowling alley. Time: the eighties. And I will pause here to warn you that the soundtrack to the film is dead on, especially if you lived in Canada at the time (Chilliwack were a one-hit wonder down here south of the border). If you are under the age of twenty, you will never hear that much Loverboy concentrated in one area again, but believe me, as a teenager in the mid-eighties, I can attest it's accurate. In any case, two rival teams in a tournament come to blows. There is backstory to this, and much of it seems to have to do with Steve (Trapped's Alastair Gamble), the captain of the team of what we'll call the bad guys, having previously dated Lisa (Nicholson regular Candice Lewald), who dumped him for Jamie (Finder of Lost Children's Nathan Witte). I believe he's the team captain of the team we'll call the good guys. There's nothing subtle about this, by the way; the bad guys are all jocks (save the token nerd), while the good guys are ethnically and culturally diverse. Go figure. In any case, the owner of the alley (Retardead's Dan Ellis) chases them out, telling them they can finish the tournament the next night after closing. All is well and good, save that Lisa has forgotten her purse and needs to go back in to get it.Read more ›
If any one of the following offend you then DON'T even bother with this film:
1. An EXHAUSTING/MERCILESS rape scene.
2. Extreme vulgarity.
3. An over abundance of obscene language.
4. Brutal gore/Decapitation by a shotgun blast.
6. Explicit sex.
7. Genital mutilation.
8. Sodomy by ? (Don't want to ruin the film!)
9. Nudity (Not just T & A, this goes a bit further!!!)
10. Bad acting/Corny jokes
You will read mixed reviews on Gutterballs and personally I thought it was very entertaining. This film is 80's camp with some modern day filth. Over bloody, over gory and at times quite hardcore. To Fans of slasher flix, rape/revenge flix and gore hounds: Gutterballs delivers a STRIKE! A great comedic, blood bath that should have you in hysterics. If you are a mild/mainstream horror fan or any of the above seem a bit unsettling then this film will most definitely catch you off guard and probably leave a sour taste in your mouth. 4 solid stars for an obviously limited budget and PLEASE, PLEASE keep the relentless spatter-trash coming!!!
Directed By: Ryan Nicholson
2008; Running Time: 95 minutes
Two groups of teens are allowed to hold a tournament after-hours at a bowling alley. A brawl erupts, and all the kids are thrown out and told to return the next night to finish their game. One girl forgets her purse, goes back inside, and is raped by guys from the opposing team. Everyone (including the rape victim) returns the next night to continue the bowling tournament. The teens notice a mystery player's initials on the scoreboard, and shortly thereafter, they're picked off one by one by a killer wearing a bowling ball bag (!!!) over his head.
The acting in this movie is terrible. The whole cast is hard on the eyes, shrill and annoying--there wasn't one likable, sympathetic character in the whole film! I'm no prude, but the near CONSTANT dropping of "F-bombs" got old really, really fast! There is lots and lots of nudity (male and female), a graphic sex scene, a torturously long and brutal rape scene, plus buckets of blood and extreme violence. Oh yeah, and an only mildly-surprising 'twist' ending. All this is guaranteed to be a draw for some, but don't take that as a recommendation from me. I say, avoid, avoid, AVOID!
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Great sleazefest, a sort of mixture of I Spit on Your Grave and Friday the 13th the kills are fantastic for the Slasher fans out there this is a must see.Published 1 month ago by JoyJoy
One thing's for sure about "Gutterballs"-- love it or hate it, it's a movie that is not easily forgotten. Read morePublished 3 months ago by AJ
Quite possibly one of the stupidest, most terribly acted movies I've ever seen. Subsequently, I loved itPublished 4 months ago by Joshua A.