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Nikos the Impaler (2003)

 -  Comedy | Horror | Thriller  -  13 May 2003 (USA)
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Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the ... See full summary »

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Frank Heller
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Sandra Kane
Andreas Schnaas ...
Nikos
Antonio Tomahawk ...
Vajk
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Bran
Daniel Alvaro ...
Vlad
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Torn Face Romanian
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King / Video Clerk (as Hugh Daly)
Erotida Cruz ...
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Fred Cerniglia ...
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Abbandandolo Brenda ...
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Joseph Michael Lagana ...
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Joe Lattanzi ...
Ryan
Alicia Tsai ...
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Rachel Price ...
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Due to a botched robbery attempt, a ruthless Romanian barbarian is somehow resurrected in modern day New York and begins wreaking havok on a small Manhattan art-house. Chaos ensues as the patrons of the establishment band together to fight for their lives. Written by Anonymous

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The ring shown in the opening scene belongs to director, Andreas Schnaas. It is a special "Violent Shit" ring based on the film series. See more »

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Brunette Cop: [while "Violent Shit 3" is playing in the theatre] Look at this violent shit!
Blonde Cop: I don't know, not really in the best taste for tonight isn't it?
Brunette Cop: You've got that right, I hate this stuff.
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Boring dribble....
28 June 2003 | by (South Australia) – See all my reviews

I am getting the feeling that people who liked this garbage havent seen much low budget gore.

I have desperatly tried to be a fan of Schnass but continue to fail!

I am all for the low budget gore flicks. For instance, Schnass' fellow German film maker, Olaf Ittenbach, gave me so much joy with the hysterical Premutos, and there have been several Asian offerings (Versus, Shogun Assasin etc.) that can just blow you away. The Troma stuff is fun, and the likes of Sam Rami and Peter Jackson showed what can be done with small budgets. But Nikos just pales in comparison.

I think where Schnass goes wrong is he takes the whole thing so seriously. There is no sense of fun to his movies. He doesnt like the actors going TOO over the top (With exception to the art critic who steals the show for the 20 minutes he is in), and the death scenes, while gruesome, are quite repetative, and have no originality.

He has attempted to make a serious horror (With crappy cardboard actors and a stupid, and at times confusing script) with cartoon effects (which are actually pretty good for the budget they had). Its just a bad combo. He needs to go one of the other.

I am a MAJOR horror fan. I have genre movies from all over the world, both Big budget, to backyard classics, but I will now be officially putting Schnass' work at the bottom of the heap.

I watched it with my horror movie fan mates, and they agreed... This movie is boring, repetative, inimaginative, and has NO sense of fun.

3/10


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