Thursday, June 21, 2012
"Hack Job" DVD (director: James Balsamo)
Proclaiming on the front to feature Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus of Gwar), Lloyd Kaufman of Troma, and the luscious Debbie Rochon, this well-meaning indie horror/splatstick comedy has its heart in the right place, but otherwise comes out a real mess. With merely guest appearances from the aforementioned, the other actors within "Hack Job" cannot hold this one up.
The convoluted script, with something about 2 struggling filmmakers who get the ultimate horror script directly from Satan himself, is quite messy, often making no sense, and with a number of unrelated vignettes, it's tough to grasp exactly what's going on. On the other hand, "Hack Job" doesn't seem to take itself seriously anyway, and looks like it was a fun project for the director and team. To it's credit, there are, as promised, a surplus of over-the-top gore and flashy, in-your-face, and bouncy breasts, so "Hack Job" brings what every fan of trashy B-horror expects -- a bloody good time. (Acid Bath Productions)