Herschell Gordon Lewis
Writing Credits (in alphabetical order):
Herschell Gordon Lewis
This film was entertaining to watch. I found it to be really humorous but gory at the same time. It had a hilarious opening and it was full of comedic value. I watched it alone and I was laughing my ass off. It’s actually a horror anthology so, we have four separate stories.
The opening catches you right away. It’s got a great catchy little tune and is a silly “give us horror and gore” kind of song. I really liked it.
It was like the horror genre slammed into films like Clerks or the Naked Gun movies. It has the same kind of comedy as the Naked Gun movies and is similar in filming and acting to Clerks (I may be showing my age here with those examples but, oh well, they fit).
The first one is absolutely over-the-top hysterical. The second, much more tragic and serious. The third tale was creepy and disgusting and the fourth was a full culmination of humor, gore and horror.
I found the stories to be fairly entertaining and like I said, definitely funny. The gore is not really shocking and is definitely not scary but, it IS funny and there is a good amount of blood and guts, for those of us who like that stuff.
There’s an older gentleman that acts as an introduction giver of sorts and he’s great. I really liked him. He made me laugh, not only with the way he talks but, with the mannerisms that he displayed as well. He’s actually one of the directors, Mr. Lewis. Great addition to the film.
I will point out for those who haven’t seen it that there is nudity in the fourth story and just a slight glimpse on camera in the third, although what you see in the third story…well, nevermind. Now, that kind of thing doesn’t bother me and for the most part, it’s kind of expected in most slasher films and those horror films that are particularly gory. So, it’s not a big deal to me. But, IF it bothers you, then you might want to skip the fourth story, although I feel that you would be missing out if you did so. So, try to keep an open mind.
I think these people had fun with making this film. I think the writers were funny and inventive. I think the actors really enjoyed their roles and got into the idea of what they were creating. And I think the filmmakers really appreciated that. I thought the whole thing was really a good time. I would show this kind of film at a friendly slasher and gore movie marathon or something like that. Something where you can enjoy the humor and still have the horror story and the blood and gore. It would be like a little mini film festival type of movie to me. So, I DO think that slasher fans would like this if you can dig the comedy that’s incorporated. If you can’t do horror humor then, well, I’m sorry.
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