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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 »


Stevan Mena


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 ... Self
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)


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!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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References The Cannonball Run (1981) See more »


Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K. 467, 2nd movement
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Good concept, decent acting, a bit lacking
26 July 2008 | by mr_GoodbombSee all my reviews

I got it off Netflix, and I'm glad I didn't pay for it. I think making fun of the horror genre, both it's creators and it's fans (with the Fangoria convention bits), could produce a LOT of funny material. This seemed to be lacking that. It had it's funny moments, but I didn't laugh out loud much. I laugh more during Spinal Tap/Best In Show/A Mighty Wind/etc, which this seemed to try and replicate but couldn't. The story was fairly predictable, I saw what was going to happen next a mile away. Really, the most enjoyable part was picking out actors from their other work (cameos from recognizable genre actors from films such as Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, and the always-beloved low-budget Clerks). It was worth the time of watching it, but I'm glad I watched it alone. I might have felt as if I wasted someone's time if I watched it with a group.

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Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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