Genre - Horror/Slasher
Year Released - 2008
Running Time - 94 min [about 90 minutes too long, in my opinion]
Directed by Ryan Nicholson (who also directed Live Feed)
Written by Ryan Nicholson (who also wrote Live Feed)
Dan Ellis (the best part of the movie - and that's not just because he was in both Monsturd & RetarDEAD)
Alastair Gamble, Candice Lewald, Wade Gibb, Trevor Gemma, Nathan Witte, Mihola Terzic, and Jeremy Beland
Rating: D. O. A.
After two adversarial groups of teenagers clash at a bowling alley during its midnight disco party, one of the girls is violently raped. The next night, all of the kids return for a revenge session, but are surprised to encounter a homicidal stranger. Wearing a bowling bag over his head to disguise his identity, the killer begins picking off the teens one at a time, making sure that each experiences a grisly death.
Where do I even begin with this one? First off, I just have to say that I have never seen Nicholson's Live Feed, and after having watched this one, I am not sure that I want to. . .
[I have heard good things about both films, yet I was sorely disappointed in this one!]
Gutterballs starts off with a notice that all of the actors, at the time of filming, were 18+ years old - hmmmmmm [you don't normally see that one in a slasher film]
During a midnight outing at a bowling alley, a group of teenagers begin picking on a cross dresser in another group - things soon turn violent, and the owner(?) of the bowling alley has to break things up. After everyone is leaving, one of the girls realize that she forgot her purse inside - when she returns [alone] to get it, she is graphically gang raped by the 1st group of trouble making teens. [Now, I am not one for rape scenes to begin with - I understand that sometimes they are necessary in order to strengthen the plot, however rape is not something that I enjoy watching, at all!] This rape scene was entirely too much! [it was like 20 minutes long to begin with and culminated in one of the guys sodomizing the girl with a bowling ball pin - and not with the tapered end at the top]
The next night, both groups return for a bowl-off, only to encounter a mysterious [stupid-looking] killer calling himself BBK, who has an assortment of [bowling-related] killing tools.
Here is a teaser trailer for the film: [*Note: Foul Language]
That was what ~ a 40 second clip? How much language was in just that 40 seconds?!?
In this clip alone, you can tell that the characters are annoying as all get out, the acting is terrible, and there is more foul language than normal language! Add to that the fact that this movie wasn't sure whether it wanted to be a slasher flick or a porn flick and over the top gore effects, and you have yourself a vile, sick, twisted, and disgusting movie! [Also, the killer is pretty predictable]
I would not recommend this movie to anyone!