Starring: Rutger Hauer (The Hitcher)
As the hobo heads to the hospital to save Abby, Drake is informed of the situation and calls for help in the form of The Plague. The Plague are two heavily armored assassins who look like they could be cheap sci-fi robots crossed with something out of Mad Max. After Abby is saved in the hospital The plague shows up and manage to snag the hobo and take him to Drake's Headquarters.
Scene from the Hobo Holocaust
Vanilla Ice in a cut scene from Cool as Ice
Somehow I don't think this was the kind of Penile implant he was hoping for
Once Drake has his hands on the hobo he sets up another one of his manhole decapitations for the townsfolk too watch, But Abby now armed to the teeth with weaponry she stole from the pawn shop attempts to make the save. She does manage to take out one of the Plague members before being snagged bu Drake and having her hand fed to a Lawnmower. After a long struggle she manages to free the hobo whom aims to finish off Drake as the police arrive to stop him and then we get a standoff between the Police and the townsfolk who appear to be behind the hobo once again. This leads to our final shootout leaving several dead in the wake.
Hobo With A Shotgun is another one of the newly popular Neo Grindhouse style films made popular by the likes of "Planet Terror" ,"Death Proof", "Machete" and the like. I will say that the premise of this one is pretty true to the original grindhouse format of vigilante films but truly it feels more like a 90's Troma style film more than anything. That being said I don't think that is exactly a bad thing. To me this one was kind of a cross between Street Trash and Falling Down, Which makes for an interesting and entertaining flick. If you enjoy over the top gore , dialog and characters similar to those found in Troma films you will no doubt enjoy this one, But if you are looking for a serious revenge flick like "Falling Down" then look elsewhere.In all honesty I have seen the original trailer for this film which won the Robert Rodriguez Grind House trailer competition and did not feature Rutger Hauer in it, and truthfully I thought that one looked like a more interesting film and stayed closer to the Grind House genre but this film is fun and a breeze to sit through. Watch this one along side Machete and you could have yourself a pretty decent action movie night, that has just enough nostalgia to appeal to Grind house style films and newer action movie fans alike.
Overall: 7 out of 10