An homage to the 70's B-movie Drive In theater experience, including fake intermissions and commercials. The film itself is zombie horror: Bubba's Chili Parlor, a restaurant in rural Texas,...
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An homage to the 70's B-movie Drive In theater experience, including fake intermissions and commercials. The film itself is zombie horror: Bubba's Chili Parlor, a restaurant in rural Texas, becomes ground zero for a worldwide zombie epidemic after Bubba unwittingly serves chili infected with a mutated strain of Mad Cow Disease.Written by
Most of the cast and crew were waiters and bartenders, so the 19 day shoot was spread out over 7 weeks. Shooting was on Mondays through Wednesdays, and the cast/crew would work their jobs Thursday through Sunday. See more »
How can a low-budget zombie film with the word "chili" in the title turn out to be only mediocre?
Don't you just hate it when you hear about an awesome-sounding movie like Bubba's Chili Parlor, and it turns out to be nothing more than mediocre? Tell me, where does a film called Bubba's Chili Parlor get off being mediocre? The same thing happened earlier this year when I bought Cheerleader Autopsy... Well, actually, nevermind. That one was just terrible... Sorry, I got side-tracked, again. Alright, so, this is a Zombie flick, by the way. Tells the story of how an entire rural Texas town is infected by one little backwoods Chili joint. Bubba ends up buying some cheap meat, which has been genetically juiced by the government. And we all know by now what happens when the government tampers with meat. Exactly, Zombies. From here on out, at least Storyline-wise, it's all the same ol' same ol'. People getting eaten, other people banding together, Zombies getting their heads blown off, etc. Although, it didn't turn out to be the outlandishly insane riot the title led me to believe, but Bubba's Chili Parlor turns out to be a fun little Zombie flick. I mean, really. I find it difficult to dislike a modern-day homage to 70's Drive-In cinema. And, might I add, the intermissions, and fake commercials were a very nice touch, and added some much-needed flavor. Said qualities, plus an intentionally grainy-looking screen does a pretty good job of taking any old-school schlock fans back to the good ol' days. For something better in Exploitation throwbacks, you'll definitely want to check out Chris Seaver's I Spit Chew On Your Grave. Bubba's Chili Parlor is not a super-duper gore-fest, but it's gory. Not hilarious, but you'll laugh. In other words, mediocre. I'll be the first to admit Bubba's Chili Parlor isn't awesome, but it is a perfect example of a B-Horror director/fan making the absolute most out of what he's got, which ain't much. And for that, Bubba's Chili Parlor has my respect. 5/10
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