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Machete Joe (2010)

R | | Horror | 29 January 2010 (USA)
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A group of out-of-work actors decide to take their careers into their own hands by shooting a low-budget horror film, about an urban myth. With only 15 days to shoot their unfinished script... See full summary »


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Gordon Greene



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Credited cast:
Monique Barajas ... Z
Chris Blasman ... Riley
Malika Blessing ... Thelma Beard
Jason Bonduris Jason Bonduris ... Stan Ross
Paul Campbell ... Machete Joe
Art Evans ... Sammy
Ian Fisher ... Vince
Erica Gimpel ... Erica
Gordon Greene ... Charles
Temple Greene Temple Greene ... Deputy Peachtree
Anthony Grow Anthony Grow ... Local Boy #1
Gimel Hooper Gimel Hooper ... Scooter
Ernie Hudson ... Sheriff Taylor
Gerald James Gerald James ... Man
Gwen McGee ... Roz Baker


A group of out-of-work actors decide to take their careers into their own hands by shooting a low-budget horror film, about an urban myth. With only 15 days to shoot their unfinished script, at a remote castle in the desert, getting through the first night becomes a nightmare. As their egos begin to surface so do the dead bodies. Written by Gordon Greene

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence including rape, and some language

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Release Date:

29 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Paul Campbell spent eight to nine hours every day in the make-up chair for his part as the disfigured killer Machete Joe. See more »


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A very good low budget horror thriller.
2 July 2011 | by qisysSee all my reviews

I've seen several films in this genre. Most of them, with the exception of this well done work, are badly lighted. In effect, in other horror films, a viewer often gets bombarded with flashing lights and dark scenes where most of the actors cannot be seen well. This film, in my opinion, is well written, the actors are fine, and the thrills are well paced, and the lighting is excellent, sometimes, even beautiful. In closing, I comment on a previous review by someone called, 'TheBeardedWonder': This person indicated "... I don't want to spend more time than I have to here..." yet their piece was relatively lengthy, and "...nothing is good about it..." using universal quantifiers, like, "nothing is good". All this seems to me to be a bit disingenuous.

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