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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

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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29 January 1992 (USA)  »

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$650 (estimated)
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The movie, originally titled 'The Weekend It Lives', 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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Breakfast: I'm running back to Baltimore!
[starts running]
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References Inspector Gadget (1983) See more »

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Move
Performed by Zena Xenae
Produced by Steve Walker
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Holy b@#$%slap Buddha on a bicycle.
31 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was once happy. There was a time for me when life seemed worth living. There was a time when my mind wasn't constantly flooded with images of my own eviscerated corpse hanging from a noose. That was the time before I saw Ax 'Em.

The term "worst movie ever made" is thrown around quite often to describe films of this nature. No one ever anticipates, however, that somewhere in the world, there honestly is a worst movie ever made. I'm not one to make assumptions, but I seriously believe that this is, in fact, the greatest cinematic travesty in history. It's like this Mfume guy sat down and wrote a list of every movie-making no-no that could ever be committed, and then made it a point to stuff every single one of these into one incredibly terrible film (and I use the term "film" quite loosely).

The first thing you'll notice is that there seem to be about six or seven different cameras used, each one more awful than the last. The sound quality is horrendous in ways that simply cannot be understood until you see the movie. The plot seems to be that a bunch of African American individuals dressed in clothing that would've been considered fashionable in 1991 running around trying not to get killed by some sort of zombie/psycho or something. I think. I'm really not sure.

Despite the title, the killer guy only uses an ax like, once. He mostly uses a machete or a gun.

The horrid nature of this film is absolutely mind-boggling in a way that makes you wonder how such a thing even exists.

I've still not completely banished the theory that Mfune made this with the intention of creating some sort of bizarre ironic comedy movie. If this is true, then he should be hailed as a genius.


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