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shlock-horror film just aren t cutting it. Sick of the bad
reviews from critics and fans alike, Able decides to bring a
new level of horrific reality to his film set by using actual
dead bodies, and embarks on a prop-hunting killing spree.
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The movie is meant to be a nod to Herschell Gordon Lewis, considered by horror fans to be the Godfather of Gore. What you need to know going into the movie is that it's meant to be an over-the-top splatterfest that simultaneously seems to poke fun and pay tribute to horror movies of old. Even though it was shot for only 400k in Canada, the movie is intentionally given a low-budget look.
That being said, diehard fans of 60's and 70's horror movies will probably love this movie. There's plenty of gore, and terrific 1970's erotic film music. But if you don't fall into that group that digs the older stuff, you'll more than likely hate this film.
While I understood the entire point of the movie, I personally didn't find it entertaining, though I can see how some fans of old-school horror movies will eat it up. The most interesting aspect of the film to me was that it starred Sasha Grey, who I thought did a great job in Steven Soderbergh's film the Girlfriend Experience. She did Smash Cut first, but this movie was actually released after Girlfriend Experience elevated her beyond adult video work.
The verdict: Fans of old school horror movies should absolutely check it out. But if that's not you, I doubt that you would enjoy this movie the slightest bit.
I really liked Smash Cut though. Unfortunately it's only weirdos like me that will really like it. Sure, it kinda stands on it's own, but it's numerous references to the films of Herschell Gordon Lewis and it's obvious hatred for big studio film companies will be lost on the average Avatar fan.
Specifically the film is an homage to H.G. Lewis(Lewis makes a cameo, as well as Ray Sager who played The Wizard of Gore), but the plot seems to borrow not only from Blood Feast and Color Me Blood Red, but also from Corman's Bucket of Blood. There's a little Brian De Palma homage thrown in there too. In the film, a schlock director, Able Whitman, who is universally hated by critics and moviegoers alike gets the idea to use real body parts as the effects in his newest gore film. His bosses(one of them played by genre favorite Michael Berryman, who keeps a Oscar statue with a blank nameplate on his desk) are breathing down his neck to deliver a financial hit, but Whitman sees himself as an artist and hates being pushed around. Soon his superiors and members of his crew end up as props for the new film. Whitman enlists the help of his screenwriter to figure out how to go about his murders, all the time disguising it to look like script changes to his film.
I thought it was a fun movie, better than alot of the homage-to-old-horror-movie type films that come out. Director Lee Demarbre is obviously a hardcore H.G.Read more ›
Director makes schlock horror films, gets bad reviews, has epiphany, people go missing, eventually gets caught.
All the cliche you can eat.
Nice to see Sasha Gray but they could have given her a plot to work with.
You buy this one and want to shoot your self in the head
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Movie was so bad I couldn't finish watching it. The only reason I even gave it one star was b/c the cover tricked me into buying it.Published on September 8, 2013 by Tyrel J.
The movie came as explained, but was a terrible movie, not much plot or action. If youre looking for a chea made movie this is the 1Published on March 22, 2013 by Darlene Bacon
I expected a homage to 70's gore movies. HG Lewis is even in it. Unfortunately, it so well mimics the HG Lewis films, it is just as bad and boring, unless that is what you want.Published on September 25, 2012 by Jraptor