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Violent Shit: The Movie (2015)

Rome is shattered by a series of gruesome murders that paint the Eternal City deep red. The suspicion grows that these atrocious crimes are connected with the return of one of the most heinous serial killers of our time - Karl the Butcher.


Luigi Pastore


Emanuele Barbera (screenplay), Luigi Pastore (screenplay) | 3 more credits »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matteo Pastore Matteo Pastore ... Young Karl
Stefania Visconti Stefania Visconti ... Karl's Mother
Lilli Carati Lilli Carati ... The Occultist
Simone Destrero Simone Destrero ... Karl the Butcher
Antonio Zequila Antonio Zequila ... Senator Vinci
Vincenzo Pezzopane Vincenzo Pezzopane ... Aristide D'Amato
Steve Aquilina Steve Aquilina ... Hans Ebert
Enzo G. Castellari ... Chief Inspector
Luigi Cozzi ... Forensic Inspector
Nikol Brown Nikol Brown ... Razor Victim
Erika Kamese Erika Kamese ... Liliana
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Professor Vassago
Fabrizio Capucci Fabrizio Capucci ... Antiquarian
Fabrizia Scopinaro Fabrizia Scopinaro ... Antiquarian's Lover
Andreas Schnaas Andreas Schnaas ... Hamburg Informant


Rome is shattered by a series of gruesome murders that paint the Eternal City deep red. The suspicion grows that these atrocious crimes are connected with the return of one of the most heinous serial killers of our time - Karl the Butcher.

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Let the slaughter begin!





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Release Date:

17 July 2015 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Violent Shit See more »

Filming Locations:

Rome, Lazio, Italy


Box Office


€150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Much worse than Schnaas. Way to go, Pastore
21 March 2017 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

With VS: The Movie, director Luigi Pastore has done the seemingly impossible: he's made a film that makes Andreas Schnaas' Violent Sh*t Trilogy look good by comparison. Although Schnaas' films were excruciatingly bad in many ways, they at least compensated with loads of enthusiastic bargain basement gore; in contrast—barring one 3 minute sequence where serial killer Karl the Butcher goes crazy with a machete—VS: The Movie is relatively devoid of splatter, and with a terrible plot and painful performances, the film proves very difficult to endure.

Somehow (gun to the head, perhaps?), Pastore not only managed to cast Italian horror legend Giovanni Lombardo Radice in his crap-heap of a movie, but also convinced cult film-makers Enzo G. Castellari (The Inglorious Bastards) and Luigi Cozzi (Alien Contamination) to take on roles, AND got Claudio Simonetti's Goblin to provide the soundtrack. None of this counts for much, though: Radice is terrible, Castellari and Cozzi usually work BEHIND the camera for a reason, and Simonetti's score is forgettable.

With much of the film consisting of lengthy scenes of dialogue in English, mangled by a cast whose command of the language is only slightly better than my Italian (I can order a beer and ask where the toilets are), only hardened fans of z-grade crap will make it to the end, where they will be rewarded with some gratuitous female nudity (not worth the wait) and the aforementioned kill spree by Karl, which finally serves up the kind of gore that the film should have delivered throughout.

2/10, solely for the nasty castration, minus 1 point for naming characters after famous people in the horror industry (Fulci, D'Amato), an idea that is neither original nor clever.

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