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Microwave Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | | 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 overview, first billed only:
Loren Schein ...
Al Troupe ...
Marla Simon ...
Knothole Girl
Claire Ginsberg ...
Lou Ann Webber ...
Cindy Gant ...
Sarah Alt ...
Karen Marshall ...
Phil De Carlo ...
Ed Thomas ...
Dr. Von Der Fool
Dr. Gestalp
Norman Friedman ...
Mr. Goodbite


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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Gevmata frikis  »

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Was released on a full-screen unrated DVD by Anthem Pictures in 2006. The front case art trumpeted the film as "The Worst Horror Movie Of All Time" and "Uncut/Unrated" as selling points. See more »


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 »


Chick: [making love to Donald] I thought you were a leg man, not a breast man!
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At the very end of the credits, there is a message saying: Remember, dismember a friend for lunch! See more »


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

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a diamond among the rest of trash/cult classics
22 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Described by many as the worst movie of all time was another reason why i should have seen that. Apparently these people might ignore movies or at least the independent horror b-movies industry How can this been described as the worst movie? Far better than many Hollywood mainstream movies, combines so many cool elements of both comedy and horror with the unique Video style the 80s had brought to the genre! Donald is one of my favorite characters. An average guy that all he wants is a decent meal! His wife, a cruel dominant woman is ignoring him so (as it's doomed to happened in so many other similar movies) she must die. But the death comes with the face of her art, the cooking and to be more specific, the microwave she orders from the first place The rest is history and you should rent or buy this movie to find out You will enjoyed this ONLY if you are a true fan of horror comedies and independent cinema. A diamond among other trash/cult classics

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