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Ax 'Em (1992)

The Weekend It Lives (original title)
Unrated | | Horror | 29 January 1992 (USA)
A weekend retreat at a remote cabin in the woods for a group of childhood pals turns into a terrifying fight for survival, as a former friend whose family was killed years earlier comes along looking for revenge.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Mfume ...
Michael
Sandra Pulley ...
Kea
Joe Clair ...
Tony
Racquel Price ...
Tracy Wiggs ...
Rock
Maria Copper ...
Nikki
Kelci Jeter ...
Tonya
Greg Jones ...
Shawn
Kristine Louisa ...
Erika
Fredrick Montgomery ...
Kevin
Thomas Hunt ...
Brian
D-Taylor Murphy ...
Breakfast
Chris Gatewood ...
Granddad
Archie Williams ...
Harry / Bum #1
Julia Gorin ...
Sarah
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A weekend retreat at a remote cabin in the woods for a group of childhood pals turns into a terrifying fight for survival, as a former friend whose family was killed years earlier comes along looking for revenge.

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It Was Supposed To Be A Weekend Get-Away Until The Horror Began!

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The film was actually shown theatrically for a very limited time in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1992, before falling into complete obscurity. Then, in 2003, the film was picked up, retitled 'Ax 'Em' and re-released straight to video and DVD. See more »

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A crew member holding a film slate is visible in the background during a scene where the characters are discussing their plans for the upcoming weekend. See more »

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Brian: Breakfast, come with me!
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Featured in The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) See more »

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Treat 'Em Right
Performed by Chubb Rock
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Unbelievable
10 July 2004 | by (La Crosse, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

When I watched "Ax 'Em" I found myself wondering one simple thing: How did this movie get distributed? Honestly, it is that bad. The film quality and sound quality are non-existent. Honestly, I've seen better quality from a VHS camcorder in a dark room recording Barbies. The plot is so asinine that I can't believe Michael Mfume actually got as many people to be in it as he did. I guess the best comparison of this movie is "The Evil Dead" made by Sam Raimi and a bunch of his friends (including Bruce Campbell) when they were in college. You could compare it to that, the only difference is while "The Evil Dead" is extremely well done for its budget and limited crew, this movie is just plain awful.

The title is spelled differently on the box than it is on the movie itself. There is really no ax in the movie at all, there is a small hatchet though. Words are misspelled everywhere in the movie's introduction. The opening credits look like something that could have been made on a 1986 camcorder and there is no editing. The same scene appears in the movie twice in a row. You really can't understand anything that the characters say, the sound is that bad.

The movie starts out with a bunch of young people dancing when a "Yo Momma" contest breaks out, and from here it actually goes downhill if you can believe that. When a group of characters like Rock and Breakfast go on a trip to a cabin in the middle of nowhere they are stalked by some guy. I'm not really sure if there was some connection there, but it was just basically some guy whose family was killed or something and now he's out for revenge.

This is a good movie for people who like bad movies. There are many parts that are so bad they are funny, although usually this isn't a good things in movies. If there was a way to give this film a zero I would.

1 out of 10.


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