Thursday, November 19, 2015
DVD Review: BLOOD SLAUGHTER MASSACRE (2013)
BLOOD SLAUGHTER MASSACRE
Directed by Manny Serrano
Distributed by Wild Eye Releasing / MVD Entertainment
Let me start this review by saying whoever did the cover art for this DVD release is brilliant. The cover art is very simple, clean design with a depiction of a very creepy looking killer holding a huge bloody knife complete with the reflection of his latest screaming victim. Kudos to the art department! Now if only the movie would have been as good as that cover makes it look!
Before I go any further, here is the basic plot synopsis from the MVD website:
Ten years ago, the sleepy suburb of Havenwood was plagued by a string of unsolved murders, by a masked maniac remembered only as The Ripper. Now a new series of killings has begun, and teenagers are turning up dead everywhere. But can The Ripper be stopped this time around? Blood Slaughter Massacre is an incredible homage to slasher movie nostalgia, and featuring a killer 80's style soundtrack.
First off, with a name like BLOOD SLAUGHTER MASSACRE, you would think you were getting a parody of slasher flicks. That title just screams sarcasm...but alas, what is presented is a straight, serious slasher flick. The acting is pretty awful, as is the production quality of the film. In some spots it looks like a home video camera recorded it and then in other spots it goes in and out of focus.
One thing this movie does have going for it are the kills, including some very gory scenes such as a shower stabbing and a woman getting chainsawed in half! But...just some good kills don't make the movie a good movie by any means. The cons definitely outweighed the pros in my opinion on this one. One major flaw I thought was the editing and running time. At 113 minutes, I thought there were many times of slow placing and unnecessary dialog. If they would have tightened this up to a good 'ol 80-90 minutes, I think the film could have been a lot better.
BLOOD SLAUGHTER MASSACRE is available now on DVD from Wild Eye Releasing and MVD Entertainment. It contains the following special features:
* Feature length commentary with Manny Serrano (Director/Writer/Editor), Lindsay Serrano (Producer/A.D./Head of SFX) and Louie Cortes (Writer/Cinematography).
* Over 12 minutes of deleted scenes
* Extended scenes
* A VHS rip of the BSM promo tape, containing the three faux-trailers the film is based upon
* Demons of the Night - Music Video by Midnight Flashback, with footage from the film
* Behind-the-scenes featurette
* The Ripper Action Figure Toy Commercial, starring Johnny Dickie (Slaughter Tales)
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer
CLICK HERE to purchase the DVD