Thursday, May 10, 2012
Dir: John Howard (Rope Burn)
IMDB: 3.1 out of 10
Once again I take a journey back to the infamous covers I remember from the local video shops of my childhood. Sadly tonight's film is much more forgettable than it's lame cover art.Not much to say before stepping into this flick other than, I have a fellow victim here with me tonight to watch this trash with me , My buddy and fellow horror fanatic Dave Ferreira. We were craving some horror and something I had not gotten to in my collection yet so a few glances through my vast collection of odd cinema and we ended up on this little turd of a film, So this is partially your fault Dave and thanks in advance, I have a feeling I have not seen this one yet for a reason.
The film opens up promising with a young nurse bound and gagged before being slaughtered by a Knife wielding maniac. Quickly some detectives are on the case and we learn that this is not the first victim in this series of slayings. Apparently several nurses have been murdered as of late and two things connect these killings. First the spines of all the victims is always left exposed for some reason and secondly the name Linda has been written in blood somewhere in the crime scene. As the detectives put these clues together , the Kenny Loggins look alike strikes again kidnapping yet another nurse and she is swiftly offed in a bland murder scene with more build up with hogties and gags then blood , so it feels that the end does not truly justify the means when it comes to a horror flick as far as body count and gore is concerned.
Spine is one of those films where you can tell just how awful it is going to be within the first ten minutes of the film. It falls into the category of just another shot on shiteo slasher cash in that really fails on all ends. I have seen a few shot on shiteo flicks that are decent , however few and far between they do in fact exist. Films like "555" , "The Abomination" and select others however this one is the epitome of the term. Rarely do I come across a film that is truly hard for me to actually get through , especially given the run time of this short flick, but this one really tested my dedication to shit cinema. A lack of gore, nudity,dialog, and all out entertainment value makes this film one of the worst slasher flicks I have ever seen and that in itself is an achievement considering I often seek out z-grade cinema.I cannot and will not recommend this film to anyone , not even slasher completists , as this is one that can be skipped without missing anything at all. Even for fans of shit cinema this is as bottom of the barrel as you can get and I don't mean that in a good way for those of you that know what I mean. Utter waste of time. P.S. thanks Dave for leaving me hanging with this steaming pile of shit by myself, You owe me big time "Tough Guy"
Fun Factor: 1
Overall: 1.5 out of 10