Music Store Massacre Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Music Store Massacre

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    Music is the Devil.

  • Starring:

    Dave Meadows, Gordon Price, Diane Sokolowich, Wendy Dillard, Brian Hersey, Frank Bliss

  • Directed by:

    Gordon Price

  • Running time:

    106 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are molested/raped, shot, stabbed, sliced, hit with objects, impaled, punched, hair-grabbed, dragged, wrestled, near-choked, hung, kidnapped, bound, injected, tortured, bitten, hooded, hammered. A man saws off his own leg, an animal is threatened, item shoved down throat. Suicide (gunshots), bar fight, theft, drink-spiking, attempted bribery, break-and-enter. Slitting throat/stabbing ex-girlfriend mentioned. Store robbery planned. References to Hitler/the Holocaust. Screaming, arguing, pleading, yelling. Blood/gore: Sawing leg, severed limb, cutting off finger, slicing flesh, licking skin-flap, man covered in blood, needle entering skin. Lots of blood, blood splatter, blood on objects, veins, open wounds, objects made from skin/flesh. Possessed object. Corpses.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Woman are molested/raped. A man watches porn (female-female), masturbates. Oral sex. Nude women (full frontal), exposed breasts, nude female bottoms, nude male bottom. Kissing, undressing, breast-flashing, breast-grabbing, ogling, nipple-licking. Shirtless men. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, women in lingerie, swimwear. Child prostitution mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People inject drugs (needle, arm strap seen). A drink is spiked, a woman is drugged (intravenous). Alcohol (beer, spirits). Smoking. Bar settings, intoxication. Junkie, selling crack, selling drugs mentioned. Bags of weed mentioned (song lyrics).

  • LANGUAGE:

    Frequent f-words, n-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Derogatory terms/references for women, homeless people, Vietnam vets, Jews, Chinese people, homosexuals. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Racism. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Possession, murder, rape, suicide, live music, horror, hearing voices, pawned goods, prejudice, auditing, police work, judgement, hate, guitar.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Deceased colleagues, murdered son. Nose-picking, farting. Dog, dog poo.  Flash editing. End credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Cohesive, interesting, disquieting, raw, in-your-face, effective, uncomfortable. Shot in nostalgic black-and-white, impressive soundtrack, passable special effects, delivers the goods.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Low-budget, rough editing, poor sound, terrible acting.

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