Sunday, May 20, 2012
BLOODTHIRSTY BUTCHERS (1970)
When I first saw this movie as part of a horror marathon a few years back I completely hated it. It's certainly the last thing you want to see smack dab in the middle of a bunch of bloody horror flicks. It just drains whatever energy you might have due to it's talky bits. Seeing it last night as the first part of a double feature with THE CORPSE GRINDERS with a much better crowd it was actually pretty entertaining. While I would never call it a good movie it offers up a little gore, a little nudity, an unexpected drag queen and a whole bunch of strange acting and dialogue(there's some great talk about how to keep women happy which is priceless). Directed by the legendary crap cinema master Andy Milligan this is far from his worst work (I think that might be SURGIKILL) and in the right frame of mind this can be an entertaining watch for lovers of bad movies.
The story itself is just a variation on SWEENEY TODD and apparently this was re-released under that title after it's initial run on 42nd street. I'm sure it's better than that Johnny Depp horseshit.