Tuesday, December 20, 2016

KILLER RACK (Camp Motion Pictures - DVD Review)

Directed By: Gregory Lamberson
Written By: Paul McGinnis
Starring: Jessica Zwolak, Debbie Rochon, Paul McGinnis
Color/95 Minutes/Not Rated
Region 1
Release Date: December 13, 2016

The Film
Betty works a thankless cubicle job where she's overlooked by her boss for sexier women and has a shitty boyfriend waiting for her at home. Tired of how things are going she makes an appointment for breast implants and shortly after she realizes she's made a huge mistake as her new breasts have a murderous mind of their own.

Director Greg Lamberson is no stranger to ridiculous and gory movies as he first made a name for himself back in 1988 with the splatter melt film Slime City, which he followed up with a sequel in 2010. These gooey cult classics aren't far removed from KILLER RACK in terms of tone and content as KILLER RACK doesn't shy away from the bloodshed. Unfortunately it takes quite a while to get to anything worthwhile in KILLER RACK as 95% of the action occurs in the last 10 minutes. Before that we're subjected to painfully unfunny attempts at humor dealing directed at a woman with small breasts. Her life is miserable because of people around her with bigger breasts getting preferential treatment. It really isn't funny and it's handled with so little grace that it began to anger me. I'm far from the most PC person in the world but this script comes across like a couple of frat boys crushing beer cans on their head while yelling "sweet tits!".

When we finally get to a real story for the film to go from it's when Betty, who is played convincingly and likably by Jessica Zwolak, decides to get the implants and sees Dr. Kate Thulu who worships the Elder Gods and in some round about way that makes Betty's new boobs teeth baring monstrous devices of evil. Oh, did you miss the Cthulhu joke? Kate Thulu? You probably missed it because it's so smooth and clever. What's that? You didn't miss it? Oh, silly me. Of course you didn't because they smack you across the face with it. Debbie Rochon made her debut with Slime City and returns to Lamberson here where her over the top B-movie style that I can take or leave but to be fair it fits in fine here.

By the time they flesh out the monster boobs I had lost almost all interest in the movie but they were effectively gross and scary looking all the while looking utterly ridiculous popping through Betty's shirt. They reminded me of a mammary version of the alien monsters from The Deadly Spawn. There's also a tentacle monster moment with the boobs so that we can further try to force the Cthulhu lore in to this film despite there being absolutely no room for it to work organically.

KILLER RACK has some sporadic entertaining moments and when the movie is giving us the visual goods it's not all bad but when it relies more on its writing and humor it fails miserably. The premise of KILLER RACK has "short film" written all over it but unfortunately everyone involved decided on a 95 minute feature that just has little going for it.

The Audio & Video
Camp Motion Pictures releases KILLER RACK on DVD with an attractive 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer that features a natural but healthy color palette and good detail. The image is clean and clear. The 2.0 Stereo audio is crisp and well mixed overall. There's no damage or background noise.

The Extras
-Audio Commentary
-Deleted Scenes
-Behind The Scenes Featurette
-"Kill The Bitch" short film
-"The Camper" short film

The Bottom Line
KILLER RACK could have been a fun, ridiculous and bloody short film but as a feature film it has a bad script, shoehorned plot devices and too much filler for 10 minutes of fun to carry. I think your time is better spent elsewhere.

KILLER RACK is available HERE

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