Tuesday, January 15, 2013
100 Tears (2007, Marcus Koch)
A couple of tabloid reporters agree to stray from their faux-news bullshit and delve into a serious story for once by investigating a series of murders in the area, carried out by a former carnival clown with a huge meat cleaver. He starts off by slaughtering the residents of a halfway house, then proceeds to reunite with his psychotic daughter as the reporters seek the word of a carny dwarf who supplies the back story.
One thing "100 Tears" had going for it were the copiously over-the-top gore effects. Plenty of bloody dismemberments, decapitations, sprawled entrails, etc. Problem was, everything else revolving AROUND the death scenes was sloppy and slow moving. Plus, the whole 'climax' seemed pressed and enormously confused. Again, it's not the worst micro-budget slasher ever and the gore is piled on nicely, but it's pretty dull otherwise...