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Notably terrible
Jeff_Saps12 June 2019
One of the worst movies I have seen in a long time. I won't waste many words on this review, as the poor production, camerawork, sound, and acting in this film does not warrant it.

If you are looking for an actually 'well-made', original, and actual watchable 'found-footage' movie, check out V/H/S and indeed it's sequel, they are both excellent attempts at the genre.

In summary, avoid watching this at all costs, if I could take back the time I spent watching it I still wouldn't - because I have sacrificed it for any of you who happen to read this review.
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Do yourself a favor, dont watch this crap.
psxexperten14 June 2019
A documentary about fat guys, a few strippers and a couple of stand up comedian, that's about it. Watching paint dry is more interesting. I don't know where to start the review, bad acting, bad directing, bad script, bad editing and so on. Terrible movie. High score rating is obviously from friends of the cast and crew. Absolute rubbish try another career honestly because this isn't for you.
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Quite an achievement for the budget
dschmeding12 June 2019
Warning: Spoilers
Flesh Blanket is a weird genre mix of comedy, drama and found footage horror movie. The overall plot is reminiscent of movies like Blair Witch Movie in that a film crew tries to make a documentary that goes horribly wrong and leads somewhere unplanned and horrifying. The movie is heavily referencing the standup comedy scene and delivers a real dark meditation on it. Honestly it fits in the times as lately several standup comedians have started to question their profession. The documentary in this movie is meant to show comedians pushing the boundaries in remembrance of the great Lenny Bruce and trying to reproduce an old comedy event with him today to make a point about free speech in comedy. So a weird director meets up with a bunch of standup comics and strippers to get money for the project and organise it.

The whole thing is the usual excessive green room debates, drugs, alcohol and sex and what each comic carries before him ... honesty, truth and unchallenged free speech. Before the whole thing goes downhill the movie already produces some great points about the scene and its clichees, as main character Ramsey Moore keeps pushing the honesty thing into uncomfortable territories all while his inner demons come to the surface.

Triggered by some minor events and the visit of his father to the set, things spiral out of control and Ramsey turns into "Flesh Blanket", the killer on the set asking the question "Do you really want to know what i think about you?".

After the buildup, you get a kind of found footage killer movie. The whole thing is made in the most low budget way and often making fun of itself but still it works in its approach to the standup scene and with some good editing and music choices that keep the movie interesting and moody.

This is definitly not for everyone but with for example Hannah Gadsbys recent standup and the questions it raised, Flesh Blanket pours the salt into the open wound that is also visible in todays social media culture. How much honesty and truth are bearable and how honest and true is it really beyond the self proclaimed purity? If you are into things a big different and challenging and like trashy horror movies... this might be for you. Hats off to the director.
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joehomokay-120 October 2018
Its sick. The good way and the bad way. You haven't seen it all if you haven't seen this.
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Wowzers. This is quite a bad film!
slipkornbizkit_19 April 2020
I saw this film with some friends, and it was bad bad bad. The first 30 minutes felt like 3 hours. There was some humor in there that was ironically funny, but I don't think that the filmmakers intended it to be funny in the way that it was. If you watch this film without knowing that its a mockumentary, you might feel actual fear at one point, but this sense of fear is taken away immediately when the acting becomes clearly bad during any of the 'scary' scenes. If i had to give any praise to this film, it's that Ramsey definitely tried to give a good performance, but i just don't think the direction he had was very good.

Overall, I must say that if you want to have some laughs with friends, watch this movie, but don't expect anything good, and expect it to drag on.
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