Film Review: Gore Whore (1994)

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If you read my review of the new release (Gorotica) from SRS Cinema yesterday, then you may be intrigued by Hugh Gallagher’s 1994 follow-up film. You may also think it is completely stupid to buy a low-budget, shot-on-video film, with terrible acting, from the nineties. If you weren’t interested in Gorotica, then you will want nothing to do with this film either; but, if you have seen it, or you bought it and liked it,┬áthen you really do need to see this film too.

Gore Whore takes every “what the fuck” moment of Gorotica and takes it to the next level. It is the story of an undead hooker, a magical dildo, a cop with a tortured past, and lots of unlucky dicks. Like literally, guys and their dicks are in serious trouble in this film. Like the unhealthy obsession in today’s underground scene, this film tries to show you as much cock as possible. Is this a precursor to Antfarm Dickhole, Tantrum, Fangboner, and Dickshark? Who the fuck knows? I think it is just one of those things people need to put into a film to be shocking. The problem is that no one is shocked anymore. Cutting off a dick, biting off a dick, pulling off a dick, I don’t really care. I’ve seen it all before.

So aside from the film’s, and possibly my own, apparent obsession with dicks on film, this is another pretty damn good example of extreme underground horror. It has tons of sex, nudity, and gore. All of these, except the necrophilia, are thrown at the viewer in greater quantities with improved effects work. The pacing and story-line were also greatly improved upon in this film. This film has certain plot points that occur in tons of big budget action cop films. The damaged cop with a dark past, working against his superiors to solve his case is an archetypal story at this point. In 1994 there were also tons of popular actions films that probably influenced this, at least in that respect.

As far as the acting and dialogue go, they are still the worst parts of this film. It is the writing, however, that makes the film completely hilarious. There are numerous inappropriate conversations that take place in this film. There are also continuity errors, confusing editing choices, and nonsensical plot jumps, that make the film one of comedic genius: even if it is by accident. At this point, I know I find the positives in most films. It is through my descriptions, as a person that sees every film’s glass half full, that I try to give every type of film fan advice on what to purchase.

Therefore, if you are a fan of the first film, the Death Nurse films, cheesy eighties horror comedies, low budget slashers, or you’re just a big fucking pervert, you will love this film. It is even cheap enough to take a chance on. If you are a fan of more mainstream, high production value, great sound, Leonardo DiCaprio, or The Rock, you may not want to buy this film. Most people reading this, however, are looking for something different. Something special, that they can say they have seen, and most people have not. In that case, they need to keep the underground alive, and check out this film.

Author: Steven Paul

Born and raised in Michigan, slowly dying in Florida. I'm here to keep you informed about everything in the world of indie horror. I also specialize in all genres of exploitation, cult, and extreme cinema. As part owner and Editor of Film and Television for Beneath the Underground, it is my responsibility to provide vast amounts of information for the horror fan and an outlet for the filmmaker.

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