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This ain't a bad movie. It's called Side Sho, minus the "w", because the Side Show sign is missing the last letter at the first of the film. The letter has either fallen off or faded out.
I swear, during the first half of the movie, all I could think about is how much the overall look of the family reminded me of just about any family in an old ABC "After School Special". I'm pretty sure that's the look they were going for. If that's not the look they were going for, it's the look they ended up having.
The second half of the movie really gets going with some pretty good fight scenes. I was suprised by the characters that were killed off and the ending is ironic.
The dude that played the "Dog Thing" is one of the greatest physical actors of all time. This alone is worth getting the movie for. A lot of people can bark or make a noise like a dog. This guy opened up and revealed his inner dog. He's more dog than man. If you think how he was moving on the ground is easy, try it yourself.
The director must of used old film stock, that probably explains why this cliche riddled film is so grainy. Do yourself a favor - buy something else.
All I know is that I don't think they must have watched the same movie as I did and if that's the case, I am soooo jealous because I would love to get the time back that I spent watching it. The dialogue was forced with every line delivered including the name of the person they were speaking to, such as "Where are we now, John?", "Good going, Dad" or "What am I doing in this movie, mommy?"
The acting...well, it wasn't really acting and the storyline was not unique and any episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer has better effects. I really do admire low budget productions that are done really well, but this is just not one of them.
The reviews that give this movie 5 stars are quite hilarious because this movie is in no way a five star movie.
There have been many films in the 'freak' subgenre of horror, ranging from Tod Browning's beloved 'Freaks' (1932) to Alex Winter's hilarious 'Freaked' (1993). Those are both classics (or soon-to-be with 'Freaked'). 'Side Sho,' however, never will be. And if it ever does reach classic status. . . well, it will be an obvious clue to the sad state of our genre. From the ridiculously bad opening song to the 17-year-old daughter that's obviously older than her natural mother, this film did not have much going for it. The writing was subpar, but not completely awful. . . just boring. The direction was poor, and the rare freak effects were pretty horrendous and unbelievable. The acting was abysmal and the casting was even worse. Anyone who would believe the ages of these two camp-age teenagers must not have met a teenager in a long, long time. There was far from enough gore & violence to make up for the lack of any other quality. . . and when there was a bit of violence, it was not well done at all. And, I can't forget to mention the ending fight scenes which were, with all honesty, some of the worst I've ever, ever seen in a film. Overall, this is an easily forgettable and poorly made horror film that deserves to be left alone at the bottom of the dollar bin.
Final verdict: 2.5/10.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed side sho alot.The movie has good amount of gore, great story. Reminds me alot like the cool 80's horror movies of that time. Read morePublished 18 months ago by brett
Not bad movie. But they just don't make scary movies like they use to. Simple and easy to buy and stream to my tv. Laptop or iPad through amazon instant video. Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by moosie2797
If what you are looking for has a thin plot, horrible writing and even worse acting, this is your movie. Read morePublished on October 21, 2012 by Rob Ling
There is no other way to describe what you want to do just 5 minutes into this work of failure!
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This is by far the worst horror movie I have seen all year. I watch horror almost exclusively so I have seen some bad movies but this now rates the worst.Published on September 24, 2012 by tyates
Seriously, don't waste your time. I like cheesy, bad horror movies, but this was just painful to watch. Pay attention to the 1 and 2 star reviews. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Carol Martzinek
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