stu | 05/10/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Chad Ferrin wanted to shock his audience. He did not succeed. He did make a very sleazy picture, but it does not shock. Why not? Because he makes the mistake of trying to dIsguise his shlock-fest as some sort of psychological thriller and he is simply not up to the task. This film takes itself very seriously. However, the script is bad, the acting is worse, and the idea is only partially realized. I have no idea what in the world our anti-hero is thinking. The result is hokey melodrama of the worst sort.
The story is very simple. A man loses his daughter (whom he was molesting) in a car accident that also makes a vegetable of his wife. He is driven insane with loss and guilt and decides to kill people. Some of them deserve it, like the sicko nurse who takes care of his invalid wife, and some do not, like the bright-eyed prostitute who gets her face smashed into a table until there isn't much left of it. The guy playing the lead should never be allowed to act in any venue ever again. He is horrible.
This movie is just about filth and violence - which is fine, as long as it is honest about it. I like dark films. I like low budget films. But this film just don't cut it.
There are effective scenes; mostly the violent ones. But these scenes are only effective in the moment. Contextually, they are simply random acts of violence.
If you really like sleaze, go ahead and purchase it because you won't find it at many video rental stores and it's pretty cheap here. Just understand that you are buying PRETENTIOUS sleaze.
The best part of this flick are the flashbacks of the daughter who is supposed to be around twelve, but looks about thirty-five. Priceless!"
Thought it would be better.....
J. Kramer | Bronx/Queens , NY | 05/01/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have read about this movie in lots of reviews, with people saying how sick and twisted it is. Well, they were WRONG. What this movie is , is a sad attempt to be a sick , twisted psycological thriller. Many of the scenes dont make any sense. He jumps from one topic to another leaving you saying what does this part or the dialogue have anything to do with the movie. The killings are absolutley horrible and totally unrealistic. It also has me wonder how he finds a couple of the people that he killed. The acting was absolutley horrible and not even " B-Movie " acting just way worse. So please dont buy this movie or rent it, if you know some one who has it borrow it and thats it. I know I will never watch it again, it was that bad.Also
Im not one to complain about " b-movies". I have 2 flicks buy Hershell Gordon Lewis " Gore Gore Girls" and " Two Thousand Maniacs", also have 4 movies by Troma Video " Toxic Avenger ", " Tromeo and JUliet", " Blood Sucking Freaks " and the one disc edition with " Garden of the dead, Unspeakable and Buttcrack " all on one DVD . So yes , I am a big fan of 70's and 80's horror and love a good B -flick but this one is being unspeakable is just down right garbage. Maybe with more money better actors and better director this movie could have been good. cause the idea behind it is excellent."
Not the Howard McCain movie (i.e. not with Athena Massey)
Dave T. | Florida, MO USA | 11/19/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"For some reason Amazon has mixed this up with the 1996 film "Unspeakable" aka "Criminal Pursuit" aka "Shadow of a Scream" (latter is the title of the VHS version that Amazon apparently DOES carry). This one's a totally different Troma slasher film."
Bad beyond belief, it's unspeakable..
B. M. Dorton | Lex, KY | 04/16/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"What the hell is this bull? I'll tell you... It's un-conceivable, un-believably bad, un-realistic, un-comprehensible, un-smart, un-scary, un-fun, un-necessary, un-official, un-even, un-eventful, un-explained, un-fullfilling, un-forgivable, un-godly, un-needed, un-impressive, un-imaginable, un-imaginative, un-inspired, un-intelligent, un-interesting, un-kind, un-justified, un-likely, un-balanced, un-bearable, un-certain, un-clear, un-common, un-savory, un-ruly, un-natural, ... and of course UN-SPEAKABLE!! Avoid this turkey even on Thanksgiving."