One Man’s Trash: Bloodletting, Ticked Off Trannies with Knives, and Neon Maniacs

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The story here is well treaded territory.  A woman tracks down a killer that she narrowly escaped once before to apprentice under him.  There’s a budding romance, and eventually a fight.  I suppose there is little here that is breaking new ground, but it is definitely a low budget film that performs admirably.  The presentation prepares you for a horrible viewing experience, and it is nice when you get to be pleasantly surprised.

 

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This is your standard revenge film with a little something extra in its knickers.  If you’ve ever seen the likes of ‘I Spit on Your Grave’ or ‘Last House on the Left’, then you know what to expect here.  There is also a strange homophobia built in here, as the man responsible for the rape seems pretty disgusted that the ‘girl’ is a tranny.  My surprise may be misplaced, because I am often told that rape is a power play that has little to do with sexual attraction.  That said, the movie is fairly entertaining if you’re not too put off by men in dresses.

 

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This movie is extremely 80’s in all the best ways.  It is the horror equivalent   of a John Hughs movie.  It revolves around a dorky guy who has a crush on a girl a little out of his league.  She goes out with a group of friends one night and sees them all murdered by a group of mutants.  She is barely saved by the arrival of the cops only there is no trace of the bodies or the mutants.  Our dorky hero is the only person who believes her, which gives him his much needed in.  The two team up with a rambunctious child to take down the maniacs because no one else will.  All in all this is a solid film.  It pulls on the nostalgia strings a bit for me and kept me entertained the whole way through.

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