Chop Chop (2020)
Rony Patel and Andrew Ericksen
Atala Arce, Jake Taylor, David Harper, Jeremy Jordon, Mike Thompson, Mikael Mattsson, James McCabe, Nicholas Correnti, Natasha Missick, Lizzie Chaplin, Jazmine Jordan
Budget NO DATA Box Office NO DATA
IMDb 3.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes NO DATA Metacritic NO DATA
Here we have a brand-new film that releases October 20, 2020, giving us limited data available on the film as you can see. It’s really a very simple and basic horror flick in the best of ways. There’s a guy and a girl, they’re in love (of course). And there’s a killer, a gross, disgusting, creepy, grisly, psychotic looking pizza delivery man.
Here is the blurb:
An innocent night between a young couple takes a bizarre turn when a psychotic serial killer comes knocking at the door. As the couple starts to fend for their lives, we soon learn there might be more to the lovers than meets the eye. A long fight for survival leads them into a series of unsettling encounters within the criminal underworld.
Now, I have to be honest, I was surprised by how good this film ended up being. It definitely had a very Quentin Tarantino quality to the way it was filmed. You know how Tarantino goes through “chapters” and he titles them? They did that in this movie.
The movie is split into “chapters” like Tarantino did for Pulp Fiction, naming them such things as “Brother”, “Chop Chop” or “Package”. It’s a nice little interlude and a good way to lead into each group of scenes. I’ve always found that transition style to be quite entertaining and at one time very original, so original in fact that I still think it sets a film apart from the normal herd.
There is a strange comedic factor to the film that helps prove to viewers anything that can go wrong, will. Not to mention that there are some really strange and creepy characters in this film. There’s mystery behind this couple in love, not sure who they are or what they’ve done, some creepy dudes walking around in bathrobes.
The comedic value and strange levity and oddities build and structure a dark comedic theme throughout the film. I found this to be a fun addition and felt it added to the total enjoyment of the film. It is the perfect blend of comedy and sarcasm to balance out the horror in the film, making it nicely well-rounded as a horror flick.
Overall, the film had good acting, great special effects makeup, the regular special effects are good. Although the plot was a little thin and confusing, sort of unclear at times, it was still a very decent horror film. There’s a decent amount of blood and the kill scenes are done fairly well.
As for the total creepiness factor…this movie gets an 8 or 9 out of 10. The sheer amount of strange and unsettling characters is just absolutely awesome because they all add to the unsettled feeling, you’re supposed to get from horror movies. Some of these people are the same kind of people that would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up or give you the natural urge to cross the street to avoid them because they just FEEL wrong to you.
I do think horror lovers will enjoy this flick. I know I did. And my husband, who isn’t near as into horror as I am, even liked it. So, give it a go! Think Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses crashes into Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. I think you’ll dig it!
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