Tuesday 16 April 2013

DVD review: Slime City Massacre (2010)

A dirty bomb has decimated New York City s financial district and reduced midtown to a post-apocalyptic nightmare. The neighborhood known as Slime City has been evacuated, except for the homeless, and in the ruins of a soup kitchen four squatters discover a supply of food that transforms them into hideous slime creatures, driven to murder! Meanwhile, a greedy developer who has set his sights on Slime City hires a team of mercenaries to wipe out the creatures. It s a battle royale between the Slime Heads, the mercenaries, and bloodthirsty mutant cannibals! Slime City Massacre is written and directed by Greg Lamberson. The acting is, for the most part, pretty good but special praise should go to Debbie Rochon who´s is really good in this. The camerawork is and editing is good. There´s quite a bit of tongue-in-cheek comedy in this, I don´t wanna give away any spoilers but I loved the end. There´s a recurrent goof when the character Alexa's hand is bandaged in some scenes, and not in others. I liked the homage to Street Trash (1987), I also like the more eccentric parts of Slime City Massacre. It has a decent bodycount but it isn´t a gorefeast but there is gore, mostly practical fx. There are some computer rendered fx that are pretty bad. There´s only brief topless nudity and while there are several sex-scenes they are very soft and you don´t see much (the characters keep their underwear on).
This review is based upon the region 1 DVD release from Shriek Show.
Rating: 4 out of 7. I enjoyed this, I haven´t seen the original Slime City (1988) but apparently it is not necessary to have done so. Now I wanna run out to purchase the original Slime City (1988).


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