Thursday 9 August 2012
DVD review: Basic Slaughter (2007)
Rotary, Pennsylvania was a nice place to live.. until yesterday. A killer appeared without warning. He is on a murder spree, killing anyone he can. Anybody exposed will die. Basic Slaughter is written, edited and directed by Steve Rudzinsky. The acting is an atrocity, it´s badly shot and edited. The soundtrack might appeal to heavy metal fans but it´s total wrong for this kind o movie. There is NO atmosphere and no suspense. The whole flick consists of introducing characters, let them be on screen for a few minutes and then kill them off. The dialogue tries to be witty and tounge in cheek in the style of Wes Craven´s Scream series but fails due to the bad actors/actresses. There is gore, it´s cheap practical fx and it doesn´t look good and several of the kills occur off screen. There is some T & A in the beginning of the flick.
This review is based upon the All Regions DVD release from Createspace and is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com.
Rating: 0½ out of 7. I have to give them credit, they didn´t lie on the DVD cover, there´s no icon, no novelty, no twist... I´d like to add the following remarks; no coherent plot, abysmal acting and crappy make-up fx... Basic Slaughter feel very much like a hobby project made by a bunch of friends, sadly they are severly lacking in the skills of filmmaking...