Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Challenge #14

Smash Cut is a low budget ode to its low budget forebears, particularly Herschel Gordon Lewis, who appears in the film. Abel Whitman is a maker of shitty horror films, who finally discovers just how shitty they are. When his favorite stripper/muse is killed in a car accident he puts her in a movie to great effect. Unfortunately, he can't use the same corpse indefinitely, so he needs new meat [smirk]. The dead stripper's sister, played by porn star, D&D player, and Nerd Girl of Note, Sasha Grey. She begins working with a private detective who is obviously a callback to the super-douchey detective from HGL's The Gore Gore Girls. It has some clever ideas and dialogue. An early favorite:

"Eighteen auditions and the only thing that qualifies them to be on film is that they reflect light."

Well, the director continues his killing spree, knocking off those that limit the artist, namely critics and producers. Sasha becomes his new starlet, as she wants evidence that he killed her sister. Abel uses his writer to get ideas to evade suspicion, all the while being pursued by the douche-tective.

Verdict: Enjoyable

5 comments:

Copyboy said...

Reminds me a bit of Frankenhooker. No joke. I believe that was a movie I saw on Cinemax in 1990.Hopefully that'll help you track it down.

Darius Whiteplume said...

I have seen Frankenhooker long ago. It is on Netflix (DVD only). I guess it is kind of similar, in the parts collecting fashion :-)

Kal said...

If this is part of Sasha's journey to legitimate actress then I am in favor of this film.

Cinema Du Meep said...

For me the challenge is to not get my eyes of Sasha Grey in that nurse's outfit. One day i'll have to give the rest of the movie a peek-a-boo!

Darius Whiteplume said...

@Kal - It was at least better than "The Girlfriend Experience" |-P

@CDM - It was remarkably good for a return to a bad genre ;-)

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