Film Review: Brutal Massacre (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Stevan Mena’s mockumentary follows washed-up filmmaker Harry Penderecki (David Naughton) as he tries to resurrect his once-celebrated career. Harry gathers his former crew to create a horror hit, but the production is plagued by one problem after another. Egotistical actors, romantic hookups, inept special effects artists, tragedies on the set, and budget crises threaten to derail Harry’s only hope at making the big time again. REVIEW: Brilliant! That should set the tone of this … Continue reading

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Interview: Stevan Mena (Brutal Massacre, Malevolence)

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The art of mingling horror and comedy together is more subtle than one might think, despite the slapstick ease of say, Evil Dead II or even Lou Costello and Bud Abbott shambling against a Universal goon squad. Some horror films are inherently dark and serious, though yielding bursts of perfectly-timed humor, as An American Werewolf in London did with glorious pastiche. Brutal Massacre, in case you’re late to the show, is both a subtle and direct … Continue reading

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