Friday 22 June 2012

DVD review: Dear God No (2011)

Outlaw motorcycle gang The Impalers tri-state rape and murder spree ended in a bloody massacre with rival club Satan's Own. The surviving members sought refuge in a secluded cabin deep in the North Georgia mountains. What first must of seemed like easy prey for a home invasion, became a living nightmare of depravity and violence. A young innocent girl being held captive may hold the key to the twisted secrets locked in the basement and the killing machine feasting on human flesh in the forest outside. Dear God No! is written and directed by James Bickert. It´s quite obvious that it´s made on a shoestring budget, the camera work and editing is good and the soundtrack is nice. Although I wasn´t expecting any Oscarwinning performances the acting is pretty decent for the most part, I did like Jett Bryant as Jett (the leader The Impalers) he looks the part, is 'bad-ass' and steals this show. We get a couple of memorable one liners, for instance we get this beauty: "It's almost dark, I'm sober and I haven't gotten to kill anyone today!" I´m very thankful that they don't overuse fake film scratches and bad cuts as many of the new wave grindhouse flicks do. Its fast paced, you get outlaw bikers, shootouts, sleaze, gore and Bigfoot. There is a lot of graphic violence and gore, they use practical make-up fx, with a couple over the top scenes as the film tries too shock and awe the viewer but being a seasoned gorehound and perhaps a bit jaded it didn´t do that much for me. There is plenty of T & A, it consists mostly female topless nudity, and there are a couple of scenes of sexual violence including a lesbian incestual rape and I think this is where the film manages to be offensive to the faint hearted viewers out there.
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Big World Pictures.
Rating: 6 out of 7. It´s easily one of the best in the new wave grindhouse flicks that has come the last few years (Machete, Hobo With a Shotgun and so on) and does it on a fraction of what those films cost to make. It´s brutal, sleazy, mean spirited and very entertaining. Check it out!


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