Friday, 20 July 2012

DVD review: Splatter Farm (Video 1987)

Twin brothers Alan and Joseph spend the summer visiting their Aunt Lacey at her secluded, rundown property. Little do they know that some family secrets refuse to stay buried.. In fact, they are freshly dug up!. Lonely auntie has a necrophilic attraction to her deceased husband, whose body she keeps in her house, and Jeremy - her perverted farmhand - is a bloodthirsty monster who dismembers local townsfolk and stores their body parts in the barn for unspeakable uses later on. Soon Alan and Joseph find themselves caught up in a horrifying plot to corrupt, violate, and kill, kill, kill. Unable to get help from the outside, they begin to take charge of the situation. And thats when things really turn ugly. Splatter Farm is written and directed by John Polonia, Mark Polonia and Todd Michael Smith. The acting is really bad and the movie is quite boring and several scenes are just overlong. The camerawork and editing is amateurish but this film was made on a very low budget by amateurs. On the positive side we get a dark nasty and uncompromising tone and couple of scenes that are not for the squemish. It´s gory, some of it looks decent and some of it is pretty bad. It´s all practical make-up fx done on a minimal budget. No T & A in this but there are sexual situations in the form of incest and rape including anal fisting.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Camp Motion Pictures, it´s unrated.

Rating: 1 out of 7. Splatter Farm is a pretty inept production and quite boring but there a few good scenes and a very dark tone that I like.


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