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Brutal Massacre: A Comedy (2007)

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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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)


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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Release Date:

13 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA See more »


Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 Masters of Horror (2005) See more »


Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major K. 467, 2nd movement
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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7 March 2014 | by truste_99See all my reviews

Most movies I've seen about making a movie aren't very good, but this one bucks the system. It's about a director who created one hit movie. After a series of bad movies he is basically given one more chance to create a movie that people want to watch. He and his film crew head to a small town to film his latest movie.

The director is just awful. He hires a cast of kooky film makers and actors. Everything that could possible go wrong while making a movie goes wrong in this movie. The acting is good. The characters are completely clueless.

It's a low budget movie, but is still well done. I barely even noticed the lack of big effects. I just came across this movie and didn't think much of it, but after watching it, I am very glad that I did.

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