I hate getting my hopes up when it comes to movies, I’m often let down. Luckily, that isn’t the case with Slaughterhouse Rulez. I’ve been excited about director Crispin Mills’ horror comedy since the moment I first saw the trailer. Finally, I watched it and I’m happy to report that it’s the best horror comedy I’ve seen in years.
The twisted humor in this movie will keep you laughing until you’re splitting at the seems. And the action will keep you on the edge of your seat. When it comes to gore, by god this movie is oozing with it.
Star Simon Pegg delivers a fine performance as an awkward heartbroken teacher, reminiscent of his character in the classic Shaun of the Dead. Speaking of Shaun of the Dead, Pegg’s co-star Nick Frost joins him and plays the part of a former student turned activist protesting the nearby fracking site. As always, his rough around the edges charm doesn’t disappoint. Michael Sheen who plays the snobbish Head Master brings sophistication and dry wit to the film.
The student survivors, played by Cole, Asa Butterfield, Hermione Corfield, Kit Conner, Isabella Laughland, Jamie Blackley, and Max Raphael nailed their roles, each delivers their own unique style of comedy.
Along with directing, Crispin Mills wrote Slaughterhouse Rulez with Henry Fitzherbert. They created a perfectly balanced horror comedy that I have no doubt will achieve cult status.
The special effects by Millenium FX were brilliant. There is so much gore. I have to wonder just how many gallons of blood the movie required. The kills were bloody awesome and delivered with twisted humor. And the creatures, love them! They are these huge, slobbering things that resemble mutated giant moles on a steroid rage. I’m so happy that we actually get to see them in their full glory. They aren’t these things hidden in the shadows like many monsters. They are out and they are hungry!
Usually, I spend a few hours deciding what score to give a movie, but with Slaughterhouse Rulez it was instantly obvious, 5 out of 5. No question about it. Luckily, you don’t have to wait long to see it, Slaughterhouse Rulez is now out on digital and arrives on DVD on June 18th from Sony Pictures. I urge you to buy a copy, this is a movie you are going to watch again and again.