Thursday 22 December 2011
DVD review: Psycho Holocaust (2009)
On a scorching summer day 6 friends venture into the mountains for one more vacation before their lives change forever. Unbeknownst to them, their lives would forever be changed anyway. In the shadows awaits a pack of the most evil, the most vile, rejects of humanity that's addicted to violence and thirsty for blood! Psycho Holocaust is written and directed by Krist Rufty and it´s his third feature. It´s inspiration comes from films as Deliverance and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The pacing is pretty good, good camera work, the sound can at times be a little low which means that it sometimes can be hard to hear the dialogue. The soundtrack is excellent! The acting is uneven, it ranges from below average to average, but the violence is unflinching. If you are a gorehound like me, you´ll pleased to know that Psycho Holocaust delivers the gore, pain and sadistic violence. I like the lack of annoying humor and idiotic one-liners. There are several scenes in Psycho Holocaust that are very brutal, disturbing and not for the squemish. The three couples suffer rapes, strangulation, disembowelment, cannibalism, flogging, and dismemberment. There is a lot of gore and all of it is practical fx done by Hank Carlson, some of it are very effective and some are not that good.
The review is based on the unrated DVD released by Independent Entertainment,
Rating: 6 out of 7. I really like that there is no humor, it´s played straight, and the amount of extreme brutality on display. This one is for the gorehounds and fans of backwoods terror!