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GORY, GORY HALLELUJAH
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Sue Corcoran

Starring:
Tim Gouran
Angie Louise
Jeffrey Gilbert
Todd Licea

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
Four diverse actors of different races, shapes and sizes auditioning for a role as Jesus end up in an apocalyptic battle against evil Elvises (Elvii?) and Zombies.
Is it good movie?

Ok folks, let's break this one down. I can't review this without telling you a bit about what you're in for.

We have four, count 'em, four, wanna-be Jesuses (Jesii?). There is the black fellow, who whishes to show Jesus as a crusader of African-Americans, a bisexual 'free spirti' type who wishes to have Jesus as a more laid back defender of free love, a Jew (!) who wants to simply represent a traditional Jesus, and a woman who wants to have a female Jesus.

Of course, all of these folks get rejected for the role of Jesus, and are miffed. So together, they all hop on motorcycles, banded as one, until they run into a bunch of Elvis impersonators. Unfortunately for them, they also have to deal with Zombies raised up by Preacher John, who has raised them from the dead as leader of a cult church.

Half Rocky Horror Picture Show, half 'Insert name of Troma Film here', Gory Gory is absolutely ludicrous, but impossible not to love. It has a certain charm to it that simply can't be ignored. The characters are so stereotypical and old-school, I dug that.

This movie is so strange. So. Strange. I'm talking bizarre costumes, strange dialogue, awful (had to be done on purpose) acting, and a budget that could not have exceeded the average 10 year old's weekly allowance. But there's something about these facts that make the film bizarrely alluring. But the dialogue is very tongue-in-cheek, and I thought that the characters were often hilarious, each one living up to their stereotypes. Plus, the green-faced zombies were a hoot.

Oh, and it's chock full of a bit of the red stuff, too!

It's really Gory, Gory..Hallelujah! Ha!
Video / Audio
I can see it's a 1:85 widescreen picture, and it looks nice, but no ratio is listed.

Audio was presented in 'Ultra Stereo', and it too sounded quite good, but again, not listed, I found that spec on the film's website.
The Extras
Cast information is simply a series of pictures stating who played what role.

Trailers? You got 'em, for this flick, Shrink Rap, Shaye St. John, Carlos Castenada, and Scream Queen.

Also, a few production shots.
Last Call
This flick really lives up to its name of being an 'apocalyptic fairy tale'. The DVD doesn't offer much, and was begging for a commentary, but suffers due to lack of one. I'd love to have known what the filmmakers were thinking! Really, this flick is a fun, cheap ride that deserves to be seen to be believed. Pop this one on with your buddies, grab whatever substances you'd care to abuse, and laugh your ass off, for one reason or another!
ARROW IN THE HEAD'S RATING SYSTEM
star star star star I'D BUTCHER MY FAMILY TO SEE THIS AGAIN
star star star HANG ME BUT I DUG IT A LOT
star star AN OK WAY TO KILL TWO HOURS
star JUST SLING AN ARROW IN MY HEAD AND LET ME DIE IN PEACE

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