Butcher Boys (2012)

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I really wasn’t expecting much from this one and as it turns out, my instincts were for the most part correct.

A bunch of friends run into trouble when they are out for a night of fun and cross the wrong people. At first it seems like they ran into a bunch of street thug, gangsta-wannabes, but as it turns out, these bastards were much worse than the first impressions they give.

The group of bad guys have little to no personality, but they are pretty damned sick and evil. This band of cannibals is a mix of The Lost Boys (with far less personality) and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre family. Actually, the influence of TCM is so obvious, it literally slaps you in the face with it in the latter stages of the film. I’m not sure if this was a tribute or if the people behind this really thought they might get away with viewers not noticing the blatant influences.

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Not to say that this was all bad; there were some good things about it. The “final girl” was quite good, and some of the more grisly elements of the bad guys’ actions were plenty disturbing at times.

Don’t go out of your way to watch this one. If you’re completely out of flicks to watch and you’re bored, then go ahead.

-JP

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One Response to Butcher Boys (2012)

  1. theipc says:

    Great to see you back at it!

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