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Microwave Massacre (1983)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 31 August 1983 (USA)
Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald
Loren Schein ...
Roosevelt
Al Troupe ...
Philip
Marla Simon ...
Knothole Girl
Claire Ginsberg ...
May
Lou Ann Webber ...
Dee Dee Dee
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Chick
Cindy Gant ...
Susie Grubb
Sarah Alt ...
Evelyn
Karen Marshall ...
Neighbor
Phil De Carlo ...
Sam
Aaron Koslow ...
Salesman
Ed Thomas ...
Dr. Von Der Fool
John Harmon ...
Dr. Gestalp
Norman Friedman ...
Mr. Goodbite
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Storyline

Construction worker Donald is having a hard time getting anything good to eat since his wife has decided to only cook gourmet foods. That and her constant harping cause him to snap, and he whacks her. Somewhere in the confusion he comes up with a new use for the microwave oven, and begins to eat much better. Soon he's experimenting with different recipes. And different meats. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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They Came For Dinner ... To Find They Were It!!

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Comedy | Horror

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31 August 1983 (USA)  »

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Gevmata frikis  »

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Trivia

Filmed in August and September 1981, but not released until September 1983. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits, an actress' name is listed as Marla Simon. In the closing credits, the same actress is credited twice, once as Marla Simon, and again as Marla Simon's. See more »

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Donald: Yeah, not bad!
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Crazy Credits

A Chez Reel Life Creation (Condemned by Good Housekeeping) Le Chef, Donald: Jackie Vernon L'Aperatif, Knothole girl: Marla Simon In Title Scene: Marla Simon's La Menu (In order of consumption) La Specialite De La Maison, May: Claire Ginsberg L'Hours D'oeuvre, Dee Dee Dee: Lou Ann Webber La Poultry, Chick: Anna Marlowe La Dessert, Susie Grubb, Cindy Gant La Pain, Evelyn: Sarah Alt La Cocktail, Neighbor: Karen Marshall Le Chaser, Sam: Phil DeCarlo Le Wierdo, Salesman: Aaron Koslow Le House Doctor, Dr. Von Der Fool: Ed Thomas Le Shrink, Dr. Gestalp: John Harmon Le Buffet, Mr. Goodbite: Norman Friedman Les Condiments: etc. Les Vibrators: Sticky Digits, Inc. Le Shadow: Only He Knows La Danceur: Allison (Allison?) And Introducing Major Electronic as The Oven. See more »

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References The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) See more »

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20 years later, this movie still haunts me.
3 October 2004 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I can't say that most movies stick with me as Microwave Massacre has. I gave it a 10, because if an awful movie is that memorable, then it has more than done its job. I only saw it once 20 years ago, but I can still picture much of the movie in my head. I can't enter a butcher shop without the musical number "I'm a big meat eater" running through my mind.

I wonder if Jeffrey Dahmler saw this film? Perhaps he was inspired by this film to be a movie maker, but then failed, so he decided to eat people instead. We should support our artists more, to keep the Hitlers of the world away from the front page. If Hitler had only gotten into architecture school, his monstrosities might only have been architectural.

I suppose this review is a warning: don't see this movie if you don't want to remember campy, kitschy horror scenes for the rest of your life.


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