Reviewed by: Andre Manseau
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
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.