The Cinema Wasteland Convention gets soaked in blood as a rampaging killer slices his way through a packed Holiday Inn. Poor hotel employee Aaron (Bryan Jalovec) is called into work as the rooms fill up with creative killer goodness! It's some old school slasher fun, with all of the boobs, blood and bad jokes you'll ever need. Grab some beers, pop some corn, and get to this bloody convention already!
Hell yes, and on the basis of effort alone. I've always been a big fan of low budget, B-movie gore goodness, and this flick delivers. The guys behind this little indie gem know what they are up to and they knew exactly what they wanted to deliver to the audience. Great cameos (Ari Lehman
), Lew Temple, Syn Devil
and best of all Lloyd Kaufman
himself!), ample amounts of hot girls and nudity (always a fine mix) and some very sweet kills. Writer/Director Joe Ostrica
and crew actually invaded the Cinema Wasteland horror convention to shoot this sick little puppy, and the result is a wicked B-movie romp that was a hell of a lot of fun in an oh-so-cheesy way!
The crazy, colourful characters come and go on the screen here, with the highlights being the bevy of Sinema Sirens
of course. The writing is light and overwrought, as is the acting, which is exactly as it should be. I haven't had this much fun with an indie horror comedy in ages. The gore effects by Joseph Shaw
are really the showpiece of the film though. Some of his kills are so downright hillarious I won't spoil them for ya (I'll just say...musical instruments make for some good killin'!) The film is not without it's faults, but they are few and are mostly due to the constraints of the shoot and the budget. There were some sound problems, and a couple of the gore gags needed more exposure, but overall the film looked great and was frickin' entertaining!
The music was great (along with the messy cameo by Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival
), the camera shots were slick and nicely done, and the death scenes were creative and killer. And speaking of killers, Theo Kerg
is purely hilarious as the bloody psycho (love that piano playing, dude!) This guy is pure gold.
If these guys are ever given a bigger budget and are allowed to run free, they just might be the shot of penicillin that the horror genre needs. There are so many talented indie filmmakers out there who are putting out great shit like this, but who only get recognition through word-of-mouth and tireless self-promotion. Joe Ostrica and his group have got the goods to go places, because their brand of bloody cheese is right up this horror fan's alley.