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ROID RAGE
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Reviewed by: Andre Manseau

Directed by: Ryan Lightbourn

Starring:
John Russo
Ben Evans
Zach Canfield

Movie:  
star star star star
Extras:  
star star star
Overall:  
star star star star
What's it about
When a dead prostitute is found in a hotel room, a couple of cops investigate the crime, having found only a tube of hemorrhoid cream.
Is it good movie?
This is a fun little grindhouse short that runs about 15 minutes long. Suffice to say, when I heard the title was 'Roid Rage', I was immediately expecting some sort of take on a juiced-up weightlifter gone mad.

Instead, I was treated to a man-gone-wrong story about a dude with..well, let's just say, a killer case of hemorrhoids. Yes kids, something is growing in a poor dude's anal cavity and it's causing damage.

There's not a lot I can say about this little short. It feels like a bunch of friends with some decent equipment went out and had some fun, edited it nicely and slapped it up for us folks to chuckle at. If that was the mission here, consider it successful.

The budget is low, but there are some really nice shots here (especially the one in front of the power plant) that make things look really nice. The acting is bad, and the narration is truly terrible (Note: my screener said that sound mixing was not final, so that could all change). There's some pretty good practical gore here, but the creature effects aren't stellar (but hey, at least they aren't CGI).

This moves along at a decent pace and will provide a chuckle or two. I believe it achieves its intended purpose- to entertain and have a little fun in the grindhouse/exploitation vein.
Video / Audio
N/A
The Extras
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Last Call
I enjoyed this gory little short. It's silly, but it's fun and at least it wasn't blown out to feature length where it might have gotten really old, really quickly.
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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