Monday, October 12, 2009

The Yucky Movies of October: Brutal Massacre: A Comedy

12) Brutal Massacre: A Comedy

So far my batting average for "Yucky Movies of October" isn't that hot. Another flick that's not very "yucky," Brutal Massacre is a mockumentary of the production of a low budget horror film with a slew of fan favorites. After the absurdities of films like This is Spinal Tap, Waiting for Guffman, or TV's The Office, I'm afraid this isn't just absurd enough.

It is, however, a love-letter to b-horror-movie fans with actors like Davin Naughton, Gunnar Hansen, Ellen Sandweiss, and Ken Foree and a realistic sense of this being probably how most very low-budget horror films are made. People quit, there's on-set accidents, testy talent, money problems. Problem after problem compound until their little film production becomes a big mess. As a fan of these types of flicks, I could enjoyed it - but you should focus on the word "Comedy" in the title.

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