Thursday, March 12, 2009

Bowling for Vermin

Gutterballs is a recent production made to look like a an old-school slasher. And for the most part it succeeds; all the early 80s touches are nearly spot on. The exceptions would be when the movie goes too far and OTT. Some of the violence is particularly brutal (disturbing group rape scene) and the characters are mostly too stereotypical and overdone. I had problems with those aspects which lessened my enjoyment of what could have been quite fun.

Once I heard Splinter was nominated for a Saturn Award my interest increased. It was worth tracking down a promo screener but I really look forward to the DVD drop next month and possible movie night entry. Great modern horror thriller.

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