Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Bachelor Party At The Bungalow of the Damned Review
Independent film is not usually this bad, but then again, it's straight to dvd independent horror, so anything can happen. I was surprised that this film is not more pornographic, considering the cover art is looking a lot like something you'd see in the adult section of an indie video store. Bachelor Party at the Bungalow of the Damned isn't as bad as some people say it is. I read some comments that said this was the worst of Netflix, but that's not possible, because I've seen Ax'em, and I've seen worse...trust me.
The film has an easy premise to follow, a bachelor party goes awry when some prostitutes start to come undead during intercourse, and that throws a wrench into the plans of a bachelor party in session! It's literally that paper thin, and as a scorned girlfriend makes her way to the party, the guys have to figure out how to clean up before she arrives and gets suspicious of the tom foolery that has gone on.
Nudity and sex are up front in this film, and you don't necessarily want to see it. It's not necessarily that "sexy" type of nudity, it's really gross. The gross parts turn into gore parts, and at one point it is nearly vomit inducing. We see a complete transformation to the undead at one point, and the colors of the rainbow aren't enough to describe how bad things get for one of our victims. As the movie continues the gore levels are trumped up, and you get full blown chaos, far more than any modern horror movie I've seen in the mainstream.
Gore and sex doesn't make a great movie, but it works here. That's the thing that attracted me most to this movie, and despite how bad it is, it features a mix of good latex and make up effects with lots of blood and guts. There are some terrible cg effects and there is some of the worst acting I've seen in horror, but overall, this movie isn't as bad as people have said in the past. Bachelor Party At The Bungalow of the Damned is not going to win any awards, it's not even going to get much love by most horror movie fans, but it's not the worst. It's far from the top of the heap, but it's far from the worst. If the poster artwork was different, and Lionsgate released it and changed up the menus and what not, this film could actually be salvaged. Sure, it's got problems, but what do you expect from indie horror? Seriously? For those looking for nudity, gore, and blood, this one does it well.