Independent Entertainment/ MVD
Director: Eamon Hardiman
Writers: Eamon Hardiman, Zack Bassham
Stars: Ruby Larocca, Ford Austin and Brian Gunnoe
What they say: Get ready for some serious partying, mayhem and gore ’80s style in this deranged satire and celebration of classic slasher cinema! A group of young campers head into the wilderness for a weekend of sex, booze and silliness at an abandoned summer camp – only to be picked off one by one by a blood-thirsty, chainsaw-wielding psychopath wearing a pig’s head mask. Who will survive? The cheerleader? The slut? The nerd and his anatomically correct talking robot? Loaded with boobs, blood and ’80s synth-pop, PORKCHOP reminds us it’s still not safe to go back in the woods.
What I say: As you know, here at A Darker Image we are huge fans of classic horror and not-so-classic horror. Porkchop definitely falls into the latter category. I mean it tries real hard, and its heart is in the right place, but this film is so silly and dumb, you just can’t muster up any excitement about it.
It’s really standard stuff. Kids go to woods, kids show tits, kids do stupid things, kids get killed, leave opening for sequel. Despite filming in the last few years it seems to be set in the 80’s. There are a couple of really cool
kills though, like when the cheerleader gets *ahem* violated with a chainsaw. And the standard issue nerd makes a smart ass robot that screws the girl he likes while telling her to “Taste the grease…”. Kids, you can’t make shit like this up. There were a few laughs, and other than the before mentioned chainsaw violation, the effects were nothing to write home about. Oh, and if you’re going to go the pig mask route, at least TRY to best Motel Hell.
It’s definitely good for a watch, but I don’t know that I would return to it any time soon.
Picture quality is very jerky in several scenes. I’m not sure why that is, but it does get annoying. Sound is fine, if unimpressive.