Monday, July 23, 2012

Dear God No DVD Review

 There's a magical power in horror and exploitation movie posters.  They can put a casual moviegoer into a rabid state.  Fans of this kind of cinema wait and pray for movies like this to be released--just by looking at the poster alone.

Dear God No is another example of the present looking back at the past.  Re-makes and re-imaginings are being released right and left, so it's not a surprise low budget filmmakers want to touch again on grindhouse/exploitation films as well.  Why the hell not?

Dear God No is about exactly what the blurb on the back of the DVD states.  A rude, crude group of bikers rape and pillage in vulgar fashion until they pick the wrong house to crash.  THEN THEY COME UPON BIGFOOT!  Whaaaaaaaaaat?  To avoid spoilers, this low budget movie delivers on gore, nastiness, nudity, and that special brand of tastelessness that fans of this type of cinema love.

That said, it's not quite the cult classic others seem to deem it.  It's good, but it's not a cinematic victory by any means.  Maybe it's the hype, or maybe it's how bigfoot has little screentime that left me a tiny bit disappointed.  If you're looking for a stylish homage film, this isn't the best example, but if you're looking for a simple good time, it's here all right.  Recommended, but don't read into the hype too much.

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