Girls Gone Dead

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  1. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    It sounded like it would be ridiculous and stupid, well, it was.
    However, it was also very enjoyable in the same way Piranha 3D was. It has all the conventions of the eighties slasher film-practical gore effects, tons of t&a, bad acting, a memorable killer but it's played mainly for satire.
    The cast includes Ron Jeremy, Linnea Quigley, Jerry Lawler and that weird Beetlejuice character from the Howard Stern show. It's by no means a classic, but it was well worth watching once. A couple of laugh out loud moments made it worthwhile. Very politically incorrect though.
     
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    This is on my watch list. I've always been a fan of Linnea and met her at a Fangoria convention.
     
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    MisterTwister The Schlock King

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    I thought it was a fun slasher film. Great practical gore FX and lots of boobs and some solid laughs (the scene with Jerry Lawler and the killer at end had me rolling).
     
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    I watched it the other day, and it was a lot of mindless fun. Definitely recommended for at least a rental.

    Also... it has ASBESTOS FELT in it! If you've seen Killing Spree (1987) you'll know the guy. Hammersmash!
     
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    I agree with the consensus here. It was a good bad movie. I was surprised by how much fun I had watching it.
     
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    I like it alot, one of those movies I would watch again. Big Jerry King Lawler fan!
     
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    I haven't seen it but want to! I thought it was a great name, just sounds like a bunch of partying chicks getting killed:lol:
     
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    Overall, I didn't care so much for this one. Points to the amount of nudity and some cool gore effects though.
     
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    Guys - was cruising the net and found this post.

    I produced/co-directed/edited "Girls Gone Dead".

    I know it's not a film for everyone. It basically took a lot to get this film to completion. This was a love letter to the Wynorski/Fred Olen Ray/USA UP ALL NIGHT type movies I grew up watching - but I wanted it to have more production value than most straight to video releases and not be a "rush job" or "product". I fought hard to shoot on 35mm prime lenses; and get crane shots; steadicam and process trailer for the driving scenes - and make a movie that was different than most being released today. We even built the entire bar location - which was a BITCH. The owners of that property were amazing.

    Essentially - as opposed to making a straight spoof - I wanted to just make something that new what it was. And something I would probably enjoy renting/buying. My movie collection is eclectic - and consists primarily of films from the 80's and 90's. I missed movies that didn't take themselves seriously - and always wanted to make a T+A throwback to all the comedies of the era as well (where the humor is less gross - and more "lame" so to say - LOL). We just switched the sexes - making the girls the leads and the guys supporting.

    While the comparisons to "Piranha" are inevitable - this movie was in pre-pro before "Piranha" was released - and I tried to make it more like "Hard to Die" meets "Hot Moves" than a modern horror flick. And yes - I literally said "Fuck Me" when I saw "Piranha" on Blu Ray. LOL.

    We spent 1/40th the budget of "Piranha DD" - and I'm proud of how our movie stands up to that one. Ours was a South Florida, non union show - and not a Hollywood film - so I know it will never hold a candle to a Weinstein Production in terms of overall production - but I think ours has a lot more heart and some funner cameos than Hasslehoff (which was already exploited in the "Spongebob" movie).

    Yes - we obviously knew we were making a good-bad movie (or tried to) - and I fought to ensure it wasn't at all META (despite it being self aware - the characters aren't). Funny thing is - I know a bunch of people think it sucks (and everyone is entitled to their opinion) - but I think the movie is more clever than it would seem - and just wasn't made for the straight up horror and torture porn crown. I actually found myself enjoying it more on subsequent viewings than the first (not because I made it - trust me - I hate about everything I work on) - but because some of the movie is so ridiculously convoluted (*****SPOILER ALERT - Think of how all the "weapons" - like the Tiki Torches; prayer candle and fuel all end up conveniently in the front yard; etc - Or check how ridiculous the usage of cell phones are before the girls put them in the bags - even the elderly gas station attendant is on one - by a giant 'No Phones' sign - END SPOILERS*********). This was a truly group effort in making something that has more going on underneath the layers. If you're bored and watch again - I think you may get a better feel for it. I listened to a podcast where one of the hosts actually said - "It was funnier the 2nd time through" - and he decided to buy the movie after watching his digital rental twice.

    I think a lot of folks are put off by the fact that it's more a cheesy T+A comedy with gore than a straight up horror picture - but that's okay with me. I was actually more interested in making the film this way. Plus - I'll admit it's bizarre - and some scenes are a lot to digest the first time through (especially the entire Wyld Willee's sequence).

    Whether you hate it or not - what other movie this year has a gorilla waiter; Asbestos Felt rap (in a throwback to "Killing Spree"); Linnea Quigley do a "Quigley Down Under" joke; utilize Beetlejuice's most famous small asset; have Jerry Lawler do a wrestling move; and the drummer from Iron Maiden sing country?

    Plus - making the awful "Crazy Girls Unlimited" commercials were just so much fun :)
     
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    This is now available on Netflix streaming.
     
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    Just bought it last week with Porkchop and "Bonnie and Clyde Vs. Dracula". I saw the latter at a Mom and Pop $1 (4 days) rental place while I was at lunch today. F#@K!!!
     
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    I agree, it definitely stood up to a second viewing and enjoyed it much more than Piranha 3DD.
    Glad I bought it.
     
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    The description on Netflix is for a different movie.

    But it wouldn't be the first time they goofed.

    Next time I'm on there, I'll click it and see which movie it is.
     
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    Thanks, Anthropophagus. Glad you enjoyed it - and supper appreciate the support. Means a lot. I actually liked it a lot more on the 2nd viewing - and I edited it. LOL. I know it's a strange movie - with a lot to digest (and a ton of background/in jokes).

    Yes - the movie was incorrectly listed on Netflix to begin with - but it's been fixed :) Their HD print looks pretty good (the grain structure becomes a little blocky - but I was pretty impressed considering the amount of compression - especially on the night stuff) - But I wish we'd get a Blu Release. The colors really pop on the movie - and I don't think anyone's seen it in a proper quality format yet.

    Not surprised at the love it or hate it comments on good ole' Netflix. LOL. I'm well aware this movie isn't for everyone - only a specific crowd that grew up on this kind of flick and missed it :)
     

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