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Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)

R | | Comedy | 13 July 2007 (USA)
Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close ... See full summary »

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Harry Penderecki
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Jason 'Jay' Daly
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Hanu Vindepeshs
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Krenshaw
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Natalie Vasquez
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Bert Campbell
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Carl Perkins
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Himself
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Ivan
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Gladys Oppenheimer
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Barry Tideman
Francine Bianco Tax ...
Librarian (as Francine Bianco)
Laura Bozzone ...
Audition Girl #2
Keith Bredbenner ...
Patrolman #2
Timothy J. Bristoll ...
Cameraman / Grim Reaper (as Tim Bristoll)
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Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last chance to redeem himself with what could be his best or last picture. Brutal Massacre becomes just that, as the cast and crew find themselves battling one mishap after another as Harry struggles to keep his sanity against overwhelming resistance to finish the picture and find himself at the top once again. Written by Tom Bambard

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So Funny ... It Hurts!

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Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some violent images

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$400,000 (estimated)
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Krenshaw: I was in the NAM, Pussy Fart!
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References Jaws (1975) See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K. 467, 2nd movement
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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The "Spinal Tap" of horror? Don't think so...
1 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really wanted to like this movie and watched all the way through thinking it had to get better. Don't get me wrong, it's not the worst flick ever but it never lives up to it's potential. The premise is good, the cast is great (I was especially pumped to witness the return of David Naughton) and, God love 'em, you can tell everyone tried their best. It just falls short over and over again. "Brutal Massacre" should serve as a constant reminder to filmmakers that only Christopher Guest can do Christopher Guest movies and, despite the fact he makes it look easy, you should probably just forget trying to do the same. Naughton and Brian O'Halloran are fantastic in this and they should be seen more often...they are the reason this gets 4 stars from me. If you're going to have the "Spinal Tap" of horror I suspect you might want the guy who made "Spinal Tap" to helm it...just thinking out loud there.


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