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The Butcher (2006)

Myiea Coy , Hazel Dean , Edward Gorsuch  |  R |  DVD
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Myiea Coy, Hazel Dean, Ashley Rebecca Hawkins, Bill Jacobson, Tiffany Kristensen
  • Directors: Edward Gorsuch
  • Writers: Michael Hurst
  • Producers: Marc L. Greenberg, Michael Feifer
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: July 11, 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,248 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Butcher" on IMDb

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Where the highway ends, terror begins for 6 college students involved in a horrible car accident. Stranded, the freinds seek help at an isolated farmhouse - only to discover a horrifying famly secret, a secret they wished remained a skeleton in the closet - literally. Extras include trailers and more.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh, sorry, I must have been snoring. April 12, 2007
The Butcher (Edward Gorsuch, 2006)

And here we have, yes, another young-and-beautifuls-go-to-an-old-scary-house-and-get-massacred movie. Bad acting. Increasingly-common variation on old horror movie rule (instead of straight kids having sex, there's a pair of lesbians, who must, of course, suffer gruesome ends-- this isn't a spoiler, as the first occurs in the extended opening scene. So the lesbian must die even before they encounter the guy who does the massacring. Silly, anyone?). Awful, awful script. Incredibly predictable plot twist. Yeah, there's really nothing good to say about this movie. Some wag on the IMDB boards called it (forgive my paraphrasing) a bad remake of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre combined with a bad remake of The People Under the Stairs, and he's right. *
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
"The Butcher" is a low-budget slasher flick along the same lines as "Wrong Turn" although "Wrong Turn" is clearly superior than this trash, albeit, that does not say much. In a sense, "The Butcher" tries to be a mixture of "Wrong Turn" and the the remake of TCM. The kills aren't that great and are indicative of a low budget horror flick, there is zero horror movie atmosphere, and the acting is below average for this type of flick. Also, much of the action, these characters (including the killers) and the storyline are all just plain stupid!!! Very immature horror movie here...defintely one for the teenagers although I would not let me teenager watch this trash if I had one. All of these flaws make for a movie that simply is not worth a cuss, and that's my main complaint (along with the overly-retarded ending of course-they actually outdid themselves with that).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended June 22, 2011
I bought this along with 400 other obscure DVD's when one of our local video retail outlets liquidated, this film is better than the majority of that group.

"The Butcher" (2006) is basically a cut-rate combo of "Wrong Turn" (2003) and "Monster Man" (2003). Oddly, I liked this better than either of those films. Perhaps I tapped into the self-reflexive subtext. My reaction would be more negative if it had been a bigger production, but I tend to give a lot of points for quality production design on a limited budget and every bit of their budget makes it onto the screen.

It looks like they shot the film at Camp Roberts, home of the California Army National Guard. Which would account for the use of the deuce and a half (M35) army truck to parody a bit of the action from "Duel" and "Monster Man".

Don't seek this one out if you are expecting something original in the old familial horror genre (insert: "The American family as demented in-breds who lure victims to a home they have turned into a slaughterhouse" here). And don't expect a lot of well-staged action adventure segments or high-end special effects. And be prepared for another of those tired indestructible villain twists at the end.

Like "Wrong Turn" they make the clueless mistake of killing off their hottest actress first, although at least here they wait until she has taken off her top.

Fortunately Catherine Wreford's tight abs get plenty of screen time for the remainder of the film, so there is still something nice to look at for those who like that sort of thing. Wreford's "Rachel" is a pretty good plucky heroine (certainly better than Eliza Dushku's "Jessie") and handles the scream queen duties quite well. Annie Mackay (who looks a lot like Kristen Stewart) gives an excellent nonverbal performance.

Then again, what do I know? I'm only a child.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars BUTCHERED HORROR November 12, 2006
Even fans of this gore-infested movie must be getting tired of the ripoffs of other films of this ilk, like TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACE, HILLS HAVE EYES, etc.

Anyway, ONCE AGAIN, we have this collection of college-age students who are going off on some kind of trip only to be detoured and finding themselves at the mercy of a whacko hillbilly with demented wife and daughter. There is NOTHING original in this movie, and the ending makes no sense since a supernatural undertone was never established so the killer's reappearance is totally unbelievable.

Stay away unless you just like to persecute yourself.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Would it kill a mutant to use some Febreeze? March 2, 2010
Attractive, airheaded, big-breasted bimbos? Check
Full frontal female nudity within the first few scenes? Check
Predictable crash? Check
No cell phone coverage? GASP! Check
Self-referential horror movie lines? Check
Gruesome severed body? Thwack! Check
Pepe Le Pew chase scene (i.e. running victim, walking killer)? Check
Creepy, remote farmhouse? Check
Senseless killings? Check

Simply put, folks, if you're looking for B-Grade horror that can be simultaneously enjoyed and ridiculed, this has it all. Completely awesome from beginning to end, this small budget horror flick doesn't disappoint while disappointing.

When four scantily clad, early twenty-something chicks, a spineless fratboy, and a "two popped collar"-cool douchetastic jock take a dirt road "detour" on their way to a graduation celebration in Vegas, it's only a matter of time before the inbred freak (who looks like Vulva-Head from Total Recall) in a 5-ton truck shows up.

Probably conceived on a bar napkin, there isn't much in the way of script originality. The cinematography is dark, which is good, I guess. Acting-wise the cast is relatively vanilla and horrible, but Alan Ritchson (Blue Mountain State) shines through at the beginning with an over the top Stifler impersonation; he's actually quite hilarious at times.

All boxes get checked in this Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, The People Under The Stairs, yawn, ho-hum horror mish-mash. I actually like this more than other reviewers, and hesitantly recommend it to horror fans. Non-horror fans should stay away.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Another pointless horror film
Fist off i saw this movie for free on demand and i still feel someone,somewhere should give me my money back. Read more
Published on December 2, 2008 by Nightwing
1.0 out of 5 stars The Butcher
This movie isnt even worth spending $2.00 on, a waste of time more stupid than scary
Published on June 7, 2008 by Mrs. Parker
3.0 out of 5 stars A love story
This is the second horror movie I watched in one day with the name butcher in it. This movie is not a typical horror movie and actully was a bit refreshing to watch. Read more
Published on September 3, 2007 by A. Pierre
1.0 out of 5 stars Came on here to trash it, just to find out everyone else already...
What more can I say here that hasn't already been said? This is a typical 'stupid teenager' film where you want to smack the main characters for being so idiotic. Read more
Published on February 26, 2007 by tunecar
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't go into old farm houses, haven't you ever seen a horror movie?
This movie was pretty bad. I know that it was a B-horror flick, but come on. There were a couple of good actors but most were not that good even for a B flick. Read more
Published on February 7, 2007 by Mark
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Pathetic Insult To the The Backwoods Slasher Genre!
Horror fans,don't be fooled! Notice how most if not all the good reviews on this page are written by reviewers who only have one review in the catalog. Read more
Published on January 25, 2007 by creatureart
5.0 out of 5 stars great b grade horror!
I went into watching this film a little aprehensive. I love horror movies but 99% are usually never scary in the least bit. Read more
Published on September 6, 2006 by Patrick J. OBrien
3.0 out of 5 stars worth a rental...
I generally enjoy finding horror flicks that are obscure and low budget, and this one was at least better than most. Read more
Published on August 26, 2006 by Robert
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