Sunday, May 13, 2012
WOODCHIPPER MASSACRE (1988)
While I generally love movies with the word massacre in the title this has got to be one of the worst. A shot on video piece of crap (supposedly based on a true story which I'm sure happened nothing like it's depicted here) that appeals exclusively to retro VHS obsessed weirdos and people that think anything from the 80's was just wonderful. This movie feels like a homemade version of a what I think is supposed to be a comedy with no gore despite the bloody VHS box. For most of the video nothing happens except mindless chatter, the sound is awful, the music is grating, it looks like an insane families home movie and it's quite a chore to sit through something like this without questioning your sanity. There's also an extra-annoying aunt character that you can't wait to die. It's really a good look at what sucked about the 80's all rolled up into one movie.
Amazingly the director and star of this, Jon McBride, has had a long career of making stuff like this including the excellently titled CANNIBAL CAMPOUT but I'm pretty sure these aren't for me.