Tuesday, May 26, 2015
WE'RE GOING TO EAT YOU (1980)
Of course the title here rips-off the tagline from ZOMBIE but the actual film seems to exist because someone watched THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and said we can take this Leatherface character and throw him into a crazy kung-fu movie and hell, as long as we're doing that why not make it a whole village of cannibalistic Leatherfaces? Then they said we also need a very large horny tranny in this film for added strangeness so these people may have been insane. Usually in these nutty kung-fu/horror flicks the kung-fu isn't all that great but this one manages to have quite a few Jackie Chan-style battles involving a detective who takes on whole villages and kicks ass. Also it's filmed with some unique angles which makes me think the director, Tsui Hark, may have thought he was making some kinda art film which may also be another clue to the lack of sanity on the part of the filmmakers. They were however smart enough to throw tons of blood and gore into the mix with people getting ripped-apart, disemboweled and of course ultimately eaten just like the title promises. Add in some absurd subtitles, sound effects stolen from SUSPIRIA and the aforementioned tranny/would-be rapist and you have a pretty unique martial-arts flick which has been one of my favorites since I watched it back on a shitty VHS bootleg with barely visible subtitles years ago. Luckily there is now an official DVD release so you can actually decipher the dialogue.