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Microwave Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Horror | 31 August 1983 (USA)
Fed up of his wife's bad cooking, Donald kills her and turns to cannibalism to satisfy his appetite.


Wayne Berwick


Thomas Singer (screenplay), Craig Muckler (story)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Vernon ... Donald
Loren Schein Loren Schein ... Roosevelt
Al Troupe Al Troupe ... Philip
Marla Simon Marla Simon ... Knothole Girl
Claire Ginsberg Claire Ginsberg ... May
Lou Ann Webber Lou Ann Webber ... Dee Dee Dee
Anna Marlowe ... Chick
Cindy Gant Cindy Gant ... Susie Grubb
Sarah Alt Sarah Alt ... Evelyn
Karen Marshall Karen Marshall ... Neighbor
Phil De Carlo Phil De Carlo ... Sam
Aaron Koslow ... Salesman
Ed Thomas Ed Thomas ... Dr. Von Der Fool
John Harmon ... Dr. Gestalp
Norman Friedman Norman Friedman ... Mr. Goodbite


Construction worker Donald is having a hard time getting anything good to eat since his wife has decided to only cook gourmet foods. That and her constant harping cause him to snap, and he whacks her. Somewhere in the confusion he comes up with a new use for the microwave oven, and begins to eat much better. Soon he's experimenting with different recipes. And different meats. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A creepy comedy about cadavers and cannibalism! See more »


Comedy | Horror


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gevmata frikis See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Reel Life Productions (I) See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rodney Dangerfield was considered for the role of Donald, but his asking salary was too high. See more »


In the opening scene, the Knothole girl is walking up and down the same side walk multiple times. She keeps passing the same cars. See more »


Donald: [rejecting a crab sandwich offered by Donald] Sir, no sir! I remember those films in the army. I don't want anything to do with crabs.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, there is a message saying: Remember, dismember a friend for lunch! See more »


Featured in My Microwave Massacre Memoirs (2016) See more »

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Crap, crappy bad crap. Not in any good way at all.
10 July 2017 | by Finfrosk86See all my reviews

This movie simply sucks.

Everything about this movie is incredibly bad. Well, not all the camera work, I guess. But the rest. ALL the rest.

Nothing makes much sense or seems natural. The jokes range from stupid to extremely stupid, and none are funny at all. The acting (acting?) is bad, and not in a funny way. Every scene seems to be the first take. Some of the scenes are way too long, so that the dialogue comes off as even worse and more unnatural than it could have been, with just a few cuts. The dialogue is atrocious.

If this movie was filmed all in one take, with no professional actors, heck, no professionals what so ever, and no script, all improvised, then I would maybe forgive it.

The best thing about this stinker is the topless women. But even that comes with a bad aftertaste, as all the women are there just to be sexy. They are pretty hot, but come on. This is clearly from another time, when sexism wasn't much of a subject.

Had this movie been entertaining I would have given it a higher score. I don't do the 'so-bad-it's-good'-thing. If a movie is "bad", but still entertains me, I think it's good. But this crappy s**t is not entertaining. It's a total fail.

The short run time is the only reason I finished watching it, it's 1 hour 16 minutes. With about 2 minutes of credits. But I had to take some breaks. I think it's one of the worst movies I've seen.

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