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Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)

R | | Comedy | 13 July 2007 (USA)
Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close ... See full summary »

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Stevan Mena

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Stevan Mena
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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Naughton ... Harry Penderecki
Brian O'Halloran ... Jason 'Jay' Daly
Gerry Bednob ... Hanu Vindepeshs
Gunnar Hansen ... Krenshaw
Ellen Sandweiss ... Natalie Vasquez
Vincent Butta Vincent Butta ... Bert Campbell
Ken Foree ... Carl Perkins
Mick Garris ... Himself
Happy Anderson ... Ivan
Betsy Baker ... Gladys Oppenheimer
Tom Bambard Tom Bambard ... Barry Tideman
Francine Bianco Tax Francine Bianco Tax ... Librarian (as Francine Bianco)
Laura Bozzone Laura Bozzone ... Audition Girl #2
Keith Bredbenner Keith Bredbenner ... Patrolman #2
Timothy J. Bristoll Timothy J. Bristoll ... Cameraman / Grim Reaper (as Tim Bristoll)
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Harry Penderecki, a once heralded horror auteur, finds himself on the outside looking in at Hollywood. He hasn't had a hit film in years, and most in the industry, including his close friends, think he's washed up. Harry is given one last chance to redeem himself with what could be his best or last picture. Brutal Massacre becomes just that, as the cast and crew find themselves battling one mishap after another as Harry struggles to keep his sanity against overwhelming resistance to finish the picture and find himself at the top once again. Written by Tom Bambard

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So Funny ... It Hurts!

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Comedy

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Rated R for language, sexuality/nudity and some violent images

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Kathy Macelravey: Would you consider allowing the production crew to film here? I guarantee that we will make safe all use of the premises.
Krenshaw: I don't give a fuck. Do whatever the fuck you want. Shit, I'm just gonna tear the fucker down next spring and rebuild it.
Jay: Oh, so can we like... age the walls and paint over them?
Krenshaw: Knock the fuckin' walls down. I don't give a fuck.
Jay: Awesome. Um... we can't afford to pay you much.
Krenshaw: How much you got?
Jay: Uh... $500.
Krenshaw: Shit! Do whatever you want fucker!
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Connections

References Forrest Gump (1994) See more »

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Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K. 467, 2nd movement
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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An underestimated movie
30 August 2008 | by llscheppinkSee all my reviews

When I read about this movie, I had a feeling I would want to see it. Reading a few negative reviews on this site made me wary, but then again, it never stopped me before.

After watching the movie twice, I can safely say I have no idea where the negative reviews came from. Of course, tastes differ, but this really is an underestimated movie.

We meet director Harry Penderecki (David Naughton), who's struggling to keep alive in the movie industry. After some time of absence, he wants to come back with a major horror movie hit. Of course, things do not go as planned. The bad karma Harry is convinced plagued him throughout his career seems to ruin his last real chance of making a major horror hit.

This movie gives the audience a humoristic view on the set of a B-slasher movie. The acting is good enough, the story is pretty simple, but therein lies part of the strength of the movie. The (often subtle) humour is great, although you have to be a fan of that. Of course, this isn't an all out 'falling of the seat' laughter movie (which I usually do not enjoy) but it has some superb moments.

With a well picked out cast, including Gerry Bednob (known from the 40 year old virgin) as the hilarious camera man Hanu Vindepesh.

Seriously, give the movie a chance, you'll like it.


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