A CHEEZY GOOD TIME.
Andy Lazarides | USA. | 04/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to admit I'm a sucker when it comes to bad b-movie horror , and this happens to be one that I actually enjoy and have watched twice so far. I first came across this on amazon when going in to a search for horror movies and found it listed as " MOVIE HOUSE MASSACRE" on VHS and than " THEATER OF BLOOD " on DVD and is kind of odd that the movie lists two different directors and really no facts on when it was made or any of the characters , but the plot is fairly simple when a movie theatre owner becomes upset that movie sales are down and kills the usher than burns down the theatre with everyone trapped in. Many years later a whole chain of theatres open with young people hired as employees , and the acting throughout is amateurish but somewhat humorous which is what I enjoyed most about the movie , and would have to recommend this only for b- movie horror enthusiast like myself."
So bad it's almost good?
K. Cannon | USA | 08/22/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"According to the DVD this 1984 film was directed by Rick Sloane (Vice Academy series, Hobgoblins). The acting is mostly horrible, the plot is quite lame, the killings are laughable, and the ending is pretty pathetic. Yet...it still has a certain charm to it. It's more of a comedy spoof (i.e. "Student Bodies") than a straight horror film, so don't expect much blood or guts. Not everyone will like it, and many might even say this is a truly terrible film. I wouldn't disagree with that statement.I like the 70's sounding electronica music throughout the film, it's mostly repetitive, but very effective. It's similar to the music score in the first "Slumber Party Massacre" movie. If the killings would have been more effective and unique, and if the ending would have made more sense I think this movie would have been viewed as much better. Also, the film should have been about 10 minutes longer in length. There are no DVD special features except for Scene Selections and a short Still Gallery. The picture and sound are both fairly clear (with some minor dust and age scratches throughout the film)."