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Gutterballs -- A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley...

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Ryan Nicholson (written by)
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Do You Have The Balls? See more »
Plot:
A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Fun, 80s style exploitation from the director of Torched. See more (60 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alastair Gamble ... Steve
Mihola Terzic ... Sarah

Nathan Witte ... Jamie

Wade Gibb ... Joey
Candice Lewald ... Lisa
Jeremy Beland ... Ben
Trevor Gemma ... Patrick

Nathan Dashwood ... A.J.

Scott Alonzo ... Dave
Jimmy Blais ... Sam
Danielle Munro ... Julia
Megan Lambert ... Cindy (as Stephanie Schacter)
Saraphina Bardeaux ... Hannah
Dan Ellis ... BBK
Brandon Dix ... BBK - second unit
Ryan Nicholson ... BBK - second unit
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Directed by
Ryan Nicholson 
 
Writing credits
Ryan Nicholson (written by)

Produced by
Michelle Grady .... executive producer
Roy Nicholson .... executive producer
Ryan Nicholson .... executive producer
Dan Walton .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Coble 
Gianni Rossi 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Christopher Atkins  (as Mark Atkins)
 
Film Editing by
Lars Simkins 
 
Production Design by
Lars Simkins 
 
Set Decoration by
Colin Fotherby 
 
Costume Design by
Dawn Grey 
 
Makeup Department
Michelle Grady .... prosthetic designer
Alyssa Satow .... makeup assistant
Katie Satow .... makeup assistant
Laurin Valentin .... key hair stylist
Bry Williams .... key makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jennifer Cooper .... first assistant director
Jay Gavin .... second unit director (as Jason Gavin)
 
Art Department
Colin Fotherby .... construction: Wax-O-Matic
Colin Fotherby .... props
Werner Pretorius .... art designer
Gordon W. Ross .... construction: Wax-O-Matic (as Gordon Ross)
 
Sound Department
Patrick Coble .... foley
Patrick Coble .... sound designer
Patrick Coble .... sound editor
Benjamin MacDonald .... boom operator
Benjamin MacDonald .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Jon Funk .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Lars Simkins .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Jon Funk .... stunt coordinator: fight scenes
Erynn Tomlinson .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Christopher Atkins .... camera operator (as Mark Atkins)
Jay Gavin .... camera operator (as Jason Gavin)
Jordan Miller .... gaffer
Edgar Morales .... best boy grip
William Shand .... key grip (as Will Shand)
Erik Simkins .... camera operator: behind the scenes
Erik Simkins .... on set photographer
Erik Simkins .... stills
Paul Verge .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jacqui Reuben .... costume assistant
 
Other crew
Mitsu Hamazaki .... production assistant
Melissa James .... script supervisor
Marx Pyle .... production assistant
Janet Ross .... craft service
Janet Ross .... on-set caterer
Alberto Valenzuela .... production assistant
Brian Wingate .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Chas Balun .... special thanks
Ed Brando .... special thanks: Paladin Show Services
Garry Charles .... special thanks: Gorezone Magazine
Brian Clement .... special thanks: Frontline Films
Vince D'Amato .... special thanks: Creepy Six Films (as Vince)
Joe Davison .... special thanks: 100 Tears
Brandon Ford .... thanks
Ted Geoghegan .... special thanks: 100 Tears
Michael Gingold .... special thanks: Fangoria Magazine (as Michael Gignold)
Bryn Hammond .... special thanks: Gorezone Magazine
Nicole Hancock .... special thanks: Creepy Six Films (as Nicky)
Max Kaiser .... special thanks: Hand Crank Films
Marcus Koch .... special thanks: 100 Tears
David Kwitmire .... special thanks: Steel Web Studios
Zack McArthur .... special thanks: TheCoronersReport.com
Brian Paulin .... special thanks: Morbid Vision Films
Rodney Pawlak .... special thanks: Macabre (as Rodney)
Debbie Rochon .... special thanks: Fangoria Radio
Eli Roth .... special thanks
Ashley Schappert .... special thanks: Divine Design
Brandon Slagle .... special thanks: Methodic
Dee Snider .... special thanks: Fangoria Radio
Don Thompson .... special thanks: Finale Editworks
Anthony Timpone .... special thanks: Fangoria Magazine (as Tony Timpone)
Fred Vogel .... special thanks: ToeTag Pictures
Vince Yim .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
96 min | USA:94 min (uncut version)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (heavily cut) | Japan:R18+ | USA:NC-17 (original rating) | USA:Unrated (rating surrendered)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The phone number the killer calls for the bowling alley is 976-3845, which is 976-EVIL (1988), another 80s slasher movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Lisa grabs Patrick by his throat with her right hand. In another shot during the same scene, she grabs his crotch with the same hand. In the next shot, showing Patrick from the neck up again, her right hand is still around his neck.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Webster" (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Kid Is Hot ToniteSee more »

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25 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
Fun, 80s style exploitation from the director of Torched., 15 May 2008
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

***This review is of the 'balls-out' uncut edition of Gutterballs***

Ryan Nicholson, the man responsible for the excellent, ultra-sick rape/revenge short Torched, returns to that same genre for Gutterballs, this time delivering a full-length feature that draws inspiration from the gory slasher flicks of the 80s. It's not the first film in recent years to look to the rich past of exploitation movies for ideas—Grindhouse, Hatchet, and Doomsday have all sought to emulate 'classics' from the less respected side of cinema—but, although it is not without its drawbacks (more about that later), it is Nicholson's offering that comes the closest to capturing that authentic vintage vibe.

Set in a bowling alley after closing hours, Gutterballs sees a psycho named BBK (short for Bowling Bag Killer) hacking and slashing his way through the members of two rival bowling teams who are taking part in a midnight grudge match. Could the appearance of BBK have anything to do with the vicious gang-rape that took place in the very same bowling alley the previous evening? Well, duh!!!

Nicholson, a director who has proved in the past that he is not afraid to explore the extreme depths of bad taste in order to realise his twisted visions, once again attempts to prove that he considers almost nothing too sick to capture on film. The gang-rape scene is the first evidence that this film is going for broke in the nastiness stakes: it's a truly sickening and relentless attack that is genuinely hard to stomach, but it sure makes you want to see the perpetrators get what they deserve (which, of course, they do).

And if the gang-rape isn't enough to convince you that Nicholson means business, then the first few killings should make matters crystal clear: a couple are killed whilst performing a graphic '69', and a transvestite is choked on a bowling pin and given a messy make-shift sex change (all in sickeningly bloody close-up!). Once those scenes are over, there's no denying that Gutterballs is a truly 'balls-out' horror film.

As I have already mentioned, however, the film is not without its weaknesses. The pacing of the film is rather poor, with the first half lacking gore (most of the juicy stuff is saved for the last half hour), and many scenes are way too talky. The cast seemingly improvise much of their dialogue, causing the action to frequently get bogged down in a deluge of inane chat littered with expletives (surely this film holds some kind of record for the amount of times the F-bomb is dropped). Also, much of the humour is rather juvenile, with a goofy, talking, ball-waxing machine being particularly grating (at least until it removes one character's face!).

Improvements could have also been made to the end of the film, where we finally find out the true identity of BBK: it's a rather over-complicated denouement that quickly becomes confusing.

Still, even with these negative points, Gutterballs is a unique and entertaining piece of indie sleaze destined to become a cult favourite amongst those film fans that like their horror extremely depraved with a warped sense of fun.

Since I gave Torched 8/10, and slightly preferred that film's more nihilistic approach, I will rate Gutterballs a still-very-decent 7.5/10 (which I am happy to round up to 8 for IMDb anyway, 'cos the film has a cool rock soundtrack—April Wine fans, raise your fists!).

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