Out On VOD: There Is Always Someone To Eat In BUTCHER BOYS

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Out On VOD: There Is Always Someone To Eat In BUTCHER BOYS
From the writers and directors of The Wild Man Of The Navidad comes a horror film for the meat-eaters in your family: Butcher Boys. It will be released on VOD in the States on Friday, September 6th! 

From the writer/producer of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre comes this gut-wrenching, non-stop roller coaster ride through the hellish underbelly of inner-city America. A birthday celebration at an upscale restaurant sets in motion events that bring a group of friends face to face with the macabre world of cannibals, the Butcher Boys. The Butcher Boys are international predators who deal in human ­flesh - dead or alive.

Now I don't know about 'international' predators. These guys seem to stick in and around the factory district of San Antonio in this film. But there is a reason that this film feels like it came from a bygone era of horror cinema in that it is written by the writer of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Kim Henkel. He based this story on the satirical novel A Modest Proposal by the same guy who wrote Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift. In his novel Swift suggested that impoverished Irish sell their children as food to the rich and wealthy. 

Butcher Boys feels like it was plucked out of the 70s in the way that it goes along the usual way that horror films do before descending into utter madness. It feels very familiar in that sense. I will admit that directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks also create a great sense of isolation during the second act when lone survivor Sissy is trying to escape these Butcher Boys. Otherwise it did not really grab me like I hoped it would. Bagged early on by bad acting and inexplicable reasoning it picks up in the middle but then completely dislodges in the final act. Really it just goes bat-shit crazy at the very end. 

But, you may dig it. And you will have your chance on VOD this Friday!
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JetcscarfSeptember 6, 2013 2:26 PM

Any need for the mention of a 'lone survivor'? I suggest a spoiler alert.