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A bowling night will turn into a bloody death match for a team of teenagers, as a deranged serial killer is taking them down one by one.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alastair Gamble Alastair Gamble ... Steve
Mihola Terzic Mihola Terzic ... Sarah
Nathan Witte ... Jamie
Wade Gibb ... Joey
Candice Lewald Candice Lewald ... Lisa
Jeremy Beland Jeremy Beland ... Ben
Trevor Gemma Trevor Gemma ... Patrick
Nathan Dashwood ... A.J.
Scott Alonzo ... Dave
Jimmy Blais ... Sam
Danielle Munro Danielle Munro ... Julia
Stephanie Schacter Stephanie Schacter ... Cindy
Saraphina Bardeaux Saraphina Bardeaux ... Hannah
Dan Ellis Dan Ellis ... BBK
Brandon Dix Brandon Dix ... BBK - second unit
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A brutally sadistic rape leads to a series of bizarre gory murders during a midnight disco bowl-a-rama at a popular bowling alley. One by one, players of two teams meet blood-drenched gruesome deaths at the hand of a black bowling-gloved masked killer. This alley runs red with blood by sunrise. Written by Ryan Nicholson

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Ten of the most Bizarre Murders you will ever see! See more »

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Comedy | Horror | Sport

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le Bowling de l'horreur See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Plotdigger Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The gang rape scene was shot in two nights. Moreover, the rape scene had to be filmed twice because the first version didn't work. See more »

Goofs

Egerton gets decapitated when his head gets blown up with the shotgun; his head then hangs off the neck stump. His head should've exploded rather than be hanging. See more »

Quotes

Steve: Just because all of us don't drink a keg of beer day, doesn't mean some of us don't know a thing or two about a thing or two, huh? Pussy.
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As the end credits roll it's shown BBK's identity after every murder scene See more »

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References Webster (1983) See more »

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Shine On
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An excellent throwback to eighties horror!
31 May 2008 | by The_VoidSee all my reviews

I approached Gutterballs with caution; as while the premise sounded interesting enough, I was not a fan of director Ryan Nicholson's first feature film 'Live Feed'. Gutterballs seems to take inspiration from slasher flicks such as Intruder and Stage Fright, in that we have a group of people locked inside a small location with a maniacal killer, and mixes this with a gleeful eighties style and a bucket of blood and gore. The result is a film that is not for everyone; but a dream come true for fans of exploitative horror, as Gutterballs is completely unflinching in the way that it portrays violence, and it's actually very refreshing to see someone still making films like this with all the watered down horror coming out of most modern day studios. As the title suggests; the film focuses on a bowling alley. We are introduced to two rival teams and the animosity between them soon becomes obvious when they start scrapping within the first few minutes of the film. Cut to the next night and their game is intruded by an unknown bowler calling himself 'BBK', and the bowlers start being picked off one by one.

Gutterballs is a film that really doesn't hold back at all; the gang rape scene within the first twenty minutes is liable to get more than a few backs up pretty quickly, but it actually turns out to be just a taster for what is to come as we are treated to a barrage of murder scenes and various body parts are mutilated. Despite all the blood and guts, it's clear that the film isn't meant to be taken completely seriously either; and parts of it are absolutely laugh-out-loud funny, which is nice. Ryan Nicholson ensures that the film is entertaining throughout and Gutterballs never really slows down or becomes boring for a minute, which makes for a very fun viewing. Most surprising of all is the fact that the film is very professionally done - the acting is more than above average for this sort of film, and the gore - while ridiculously gratuitous - doesn't look completely fake. The killer's identity will be obvious to anyone familiar with the genre, and not too hard to guess for anyone that isn't; but the film does have more than one twist up its sleeve and the ending itself is a blast. Overall, I don't expect Gutterballs to receive universal praise, but I would think that it will get respect from genre fans (who also have fun spotting various tributes) and I would certainly rate it as one of the better horror flicks of this decade. Recommended!


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