Film Review: Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill (2017)

Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill is a film from Jared Cohn, director of The Horde. It is yet another film from Cleopatra, that may actually be able to keep the company hanging around the horror scene.

This is a crazy exploitation throwback film to the glory days of punk, torture, and sleaze. It is a low budget film that utilizes the tongue-in-cheek star power of Richard Grieco. Like Diamond Cartel, earlier in the year, this film manages to possess one of the most memorable performances for all of the wrong reasons. Sadly enough, but at the same time completely hilarious, Grieco’s performance creates a caricature of himself in the same way that they ruined Armand Assante in the previously mentioned film.

As the film played out, however, I found a lot more love than I did in Diamond Cartel. I think this is probably because the throwback to films like I Spit on Your Grave, Faster Pussycat Kill Kill, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre are more important to me than the ones looking back on the films of Andy Sidaris. The good thing about any of the films on this label is the fact that they can be found at pretty fair prices. The risk of a blind buy is always there; but, if we can at least narrow down the genre, we can lessen the risk significantly.

With all of that being said, I’m still not sure that there is enough gore in this one for the splatter fans. I’m also not sure that there is enough sleaze and filthiness for fans of something like Amerikan Holokaust. Many people would already argue that the extreme cinema market is bogged down by redundant torture scenes. This means you need to make your stuff stand out. Sometimes it only takes a few original scenes with new splatter gags or interesting kills. This is why the Death-scort Service films are interesting to me. I don’t get bored with them. This one, however, was a little boring. There were no over-the-top effects. There were no interesting twists. I think I wanted to like it more than I actually did, which can significantly hurt a small film like this. Check out the trailer though. If you are anything like me, you will probably see at least twenty movies this year that are still worse than this one.

 

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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