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Butcher Boys (2012)

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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 »


Kim Henkel





Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Faulkner ... Sissy
Johnny Walter ... Bossboy
Derek Lee Nixon ... Benny
Tory Taranova ... Barbie (as Tory Tompkins)
Gregory Kelly ... Amphead (as Greg Kelly)
Phillip Wolf Phillip Wolf ... Mikey
Matt Hensarling Matt Hensarling ... Kenny
Jon Clinkenbeard Jon Clinkenbeard ... John
Matt Beene Matt Beene ... Cliff
Katie Patterson ... Rachel
Jack Lee ... Buddy
Justin Meeks ... Caesar
Tom Byrne Tom Byrne ... Doc
Tank Turner Tank Turner ... Ollie (as Adrian Turner)
Mike Davis ... Newboy


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 Butcher Boys. 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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You are what you eat. See more »

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

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Did You Know?


The radio news voice heard at the start of Kim Henkel's Butcher Boys is the same one heard at the start of his original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). Although uncredited in the 1974 film, the voice belongs to Levie Isaacks, who also served as cinematographer for Henkel's Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994). See more »


Near the end, as Sissy runs to a car, she gets bloody cuts on her back. A short while later, she turns around in the car and her back is completely healed. See more »


Referenced in Texas Chainsaw (2013) See more »


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One of the craziest damn movies I've seen this year!
13 October 2013 | by Kolobos51See all my reviews

When you watch Butcher Boys, don't expect classy, artfully structured horror. Don't expect a movie that takes itself seriously. Really, don't expect anything except a movie that captures the manic spirit of the original cycle of Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies and why shouldn't it, as it is co-written and produced by Kim Henkel (co-writer of part 1 and and writer and director of part 4).

The premise is pretty simple. A group of well off young people get into an altercation with a pair of jock douche bags and in the ensuing chaos, they run across the titular gang of fine young cannibals. The villains are dangerous, psychotic young men with bizarre ides about class and proper diet.

That's about it as far as the story goes and, honestly, the first half of the movie is kind of weak. It's basically one long chase sequence that goes on longer than it has to. But just when I was about to lose interest altogether, things got crazy, much crazies than the average movie of this kind. I don't want to give anything away but suffice to say that by the end, you'll see a hulking, deformed cannibal bashing a war vet in a wheelchair in the face with a chunk of concrete he's swinging from a chain and that's not the wildest, weirdest part of the finale!

The camera work is okay, the acting is of mixed quality, the score is great, the script is thin, the gore effects solid, and generally the quality is all over the place. Many people will hate Butcher Boys. There's just no way a movie this strange can be to everyone's taste. However, if you're a fan of weird, wild cinema, Butcher Boys is a must.

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Release Date:

21 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bone Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »


Box Office


$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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