Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Looks like we got ourselves a Grockle problem: Small Town Folk (2007)
starring:Chris R. Wright, Warwick Davis and Dan Palmer
But do I hate it?
Well, honestly, my love for colorful villains, some interesting concept, that artsy feeling this movie had and, yes, my open appreciation for some effort.
Underrated with some very fair reasons, Small Town Folk failed to do any big impact to make a name for itself. What had me going was the fact that this movie featured a town full of crazies and a not bad set it was. Each villain had his own defect or talent that also served as their own strength. Whether it's sharpening horseshoe or their savage means to keep the crows off their crops, I always had a soft spot for colorful villains (Neon Maniacs, The Hills have Eyes, House of 1000 Corpses, need I say more?), but I do still have to admit the bunch here does have their shortcomings as much as how interesting they are since they're hardly terrifying or all that memorable.
Some of the kills are done offscreen, which may have pain some viewers, but the rest of the murders are by far acceptable if you wont expect so much from it.
Done in obvious shoestring budget, I actually admire the movie's attempt to make it all entertaining as it is weird. There isn't much plot going on with it (since it was intended to be a short film originally), instead we got ourselves a survival horror with some fantasy fairy-tale elements thrown into it. It's obviously poor and confused with its execution, but still, it's not that bad for me.
1 male stabbed with sword, later hacked apart with axe
1 male gets a sickle to groin, hacked to death
1 female seen dead
3 males seen dead
1 female sickled to the gut
1 male sickled to the face, impaled to scythe
1 male had his face bashed in with mallet
1 female killed offscreen
1 male trips head first to a rock
1 male decapitated with scythe
1 male immolated by lit diesel
1 male had a sword thrown through him
1 male had a blown off chimney land on top of him
1 male gets a sharpened horseshoe shot to his face, ran over with car