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Butcher Boys (2012)

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A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, ... See full summary »

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Kim Henkel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Faulkner ... Sissy
Johnny Walter ... Bossboy
Derek Lee Nixon ... Benny
Tory Taranova ... Barbie (as Tory Tompkins)
Gregory Kelly ... Amphead (as Greg Kelly)
Phillip Wolf Phillip Wolf ... Mikey
Matt Hensarling Matt Hensarling ... Kenny
Jon Clinkenbeard Jon Clinkenbeard ... John
Matt Beene Matt Beene ... Cliff
Katie Patterson ... Rachel
Jack Lee ... Buddy
Justin Meeks ... Caesar
Tom Byrne Tom Byrne ... Doc
Tank Turner Tank Turner ... Ollie (as Adrian Turner)
Mike Davis ... Newboy
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A gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring Sissy, her brother, Mikey, and friends, Kenny and Barbie, face to face with the macabre world of the Butcher Boys. Inspired by Jonathan Swift's cannibalistic tale A Modest Proposal, the Boneboys are international predators who deal in human flesh - dead or alive. Their hunting grounds are the cities of the world. Written by wildfan

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Rated R for strong violence, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bone Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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When Sissy is standing in front of the pawn shop, she turns around to see the TVs showing pastoral scenes while music from "Morning" by Grieg is playing. This seems to be an homage to the 1973 movie SOYLENT GREEN, which is about cannibalism in a dystopian society. See more »

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Near the end, as Sissy runs to a car, she gets bloody cuts on her back. A short while later, she turns around in the car and her back is completely healed. See more »

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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Great Indie Horror film for TC-Massacre fans
10 October 2013 | by ihearthorrorfilmSee all my reviews

Alas, another great indie horror film with a ridiculously low rating on IMDb. This means that fans of the genre will possibly overlook this insanely terrifying and deliciously, bizarre horror film. The genius behind the original Texas Chainsaw, Kim Henkel is responsible for this film, which is referred to as the 'spiritual sequel' to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). And to be completely honest with you, Butcher Boys does what none of the Chainsaw franchise could do. It terrified me exactly the way the original film did, which is pretty remarkable. The flow of Butcher Boys was so unexpected, that I was on edge the entire time, as well as feeling confused about what the hell was going on as I was decades ago when I watched TC- Massacre for the first time. Do not listen to any of the other critics or haters in regards to this film. I am completely annoyed by the ignorant reviews that badmouth this great indie. If you love horror/thriller films that focus on making you feel a combination of fear and confusion, then you will have a real good time with Butcher Boys. My only issue with this film is the sound editing. There were way too many scenes where the dialogue was drowned out by other sounds; it was very frustrating. But that's still not enough to disregard this very entertaining film. I also want to point out that this film had 9 cameo appearances by members of the original TC-Massacre franchise, which is pretty bad-ass for fans of the original. I think this was a really great bizarre horror film that shouldn't be missed by fans of indie horror. If you do decide to give this film a whirl and you love it as much as I did, please rate it on IMDb… It deserves a much higher rating!

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