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Bikini Party Massacre (2002)
C'mon...it's not THAT bad
Yeah, the acting is pretty bad. Yeah, the script might need a little work. Yeah, it was low-budget. And yeah, if I had rented it from Blockbuster, I probably would have been disappointed. However, my copy happens to be in one of those "great" 50-packs, and surrounded by movies far far far worse. It's actually one of the better films. I admit that my review is probably pretty clouded by that fact, but I'd like to explain anyway.
Massacre is a slasher flick, plain and simple. You've got a standard story with 20-somethings on a camping trip. You've got your occasional nudity, your sex scenes (including a "lesbian" scene), and lots and lots of blood. They could have kept it stock and standard and had our unknown-for-most-of-the-film murderer turn out to be an escaped convict, or maybe even the weird homeless guy. But no, they added a nice little twist. And even when we thought we'd gotten our twist, there's another continuation of that twist waiting for us.
In the realm of low-budget slasher flicks? This one was actually pretty good. You just need to know what you are getting in to. And if you are the sort of person that will pick up a horror flick by an unknown director with unknown actors? Well, then my guess is you probably do have some idea what you are getting in to.
Cutting Room! (2005)
Not the worst movie I've ever seen...
You really have to keep your expectations low and be ready for this sort of thing. I'm a big fan of watching movies like this while I'm doing other things (like reading IMDb discussion boards).
In the realm of low-budget horror films with terrible acting? This one is pretty damn good. The effects were pretty great. The acting wasn't actually that bad. I've definitely seen much much worse. I wouldn't for a moment say it was scary, but it was definitely entertaining. If you are looking for some great and cheesy gore and aren't too terribly worried about good acting and a fantastic plot? Then this movie is definitely for you. It's a nice shout out to the history of B-movies including Troma films.
Definitely entertaining if you are amused by that sort of thing.