Frat House Massacre
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While the film could have used more nudity (and what movie couldn't?), it made up for it by having some of the most impressive gore I've seen in awhile. It reminded me of an old school FRIDAY THE 13TH movie, with some great practical effects and very brutal kills. If that's your thing, you won't be disappointed.
However, those aspects of the film that make it an impressive indie effort will also likely spoil it for a lot of horror fans. First, I don't want to stereotype the horror audience, but we (because I include myself) are not known for a love of the homoerotic--quite the opposite, in fact. While a load of manflesh might not turn off every prospective horror fan (and could even attract a new demographic), it's almost certainly a hard sell to the average DVD renter. Second, the attempt at psychological richness, though impressive on paper, leads to a film that pushes the two-hour mark.Read more ›
While the film had plenty of killings to justify the "Massacre" in the film's title, there was no real reasoning behind any of them and the gore effects were pretty substandard. Anyone can film a close-up of someone spitting out some red corn syrup guys. Also, I'm pretty sure there was more to fraternal college life in the '70s than an obscene amount of hazing, cocaine and abuse. The female characters in the film (with the exception of the maternal "Olivia" character) were nothing more than victims for abuse and on one occasion, sexual assault.
There was a somewhat interesting twist mid-way through, as well as a twist ending, but this felt tacked on and reeks of a cheap way out of finishing a plot. Given the title and setting, this could have been a great twist on a classic, what with a fraternity being central to the story. With classic slashers like "The House on Sorority Row, The Slumber Party Massacre" and "The Initiation," this film would have been perfect for turning the tables and focusing on college-age male victims. The filmmakers really missed their chance to create something fresh out of so much history. Instead, they gave us two hours of inexplicable violence and abuse for abuse's sake. Oh, and many, many close-up shots of shirtless frat guys in their underwear.
Skip this one and grab something vintage. It's for the best.
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Thanks for having this! I am proud to add this to my DVD collection!Published 4 months ago by D.A. Eddy
This movie is AWESOME!!! It feels like an actual horror movie filmed in the late 70s! They did an AWESOME job with that! And Jon Fleming as the star really carries the movie!!!! Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Edward T. Davis