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Butcher Boys (2012)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Horror  |  21 October 2012 (USA)
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A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, ... See full summary »

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Sissy
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Bossboy
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Benny
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Barbie (as Tory Tompkins)
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Amphead
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Mikey
Matt Hensarling ...
Kenny
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John
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Cliff
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Rachel
Jack Lee ...
Buddy
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Caesar
Tom Byrne ...
Doc
Tank Turner ...
Ollie (as Adrian Turner)
Mike Davis ...
Newboy
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A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Boneboys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift's cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh - dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world. Written by wildfan

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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21 October 2012 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Based on Jonathan Swift's satirical essay 'A Modest Proposal' published in 1729. See more »

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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Performed by Josh Morrow and Nathan Dunton
Music and Lyrics by Josh Morrow and Nathan Dunton
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Well...now I cant trust user reviews anymore
19 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Let me start off by saying that I am in no way associated with the film

  • nor do I believe the other positive reviews to be. I simply had to


make this my first review due to how shocked I am of the rating here.

Is this the next cult classic for horror films? Absolutely not. Was I thoroughly entertained the ENTIRE film? YES.

Make no mistake about it - this is definitely a rehashed TCM script that the writer augmented after reading a book he enjoyed. People are comparing this the Chainsaw Massacre because it feels remarkably similar. You are fooling yourself if you feel otherwise.

The plot is ripe with loose ends...and it definitely gets wacky at the end, but that's alright. Because its entertaining. TCM3D was one of the worst films I watched this year... perhaps the worst actually. Butcher Boys has solid acting for the most part, interesting characters, and truly nonstop engagement. Seriously ..its impressive if you think about it.

I am a horror movie fan. In fact, I watch damn near exclusively horror films. I passed on this one several times due to the lower rating here on IMDb. I watched because I simply had nothing else, and I am very glad I did. It's a move I will certainly be revisiting due to its tense yet "fun" (i suppose) nature.


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