JWD: Slaughterhouse (1987)

Here we are again, drunk on beer and trying to type down the 80’s-feels in my body and soul after watching ‘Slaughterhouse’ for the first time and listening to the ‘Kingdom’ album by Arcade High on spotify.

I’ve had the pleasure of watching yet another 80’s slasher_obscurity on blu-ray from 88-Films. I do think the locations are California, wait, i’ll google it………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………yes, Lakeside California, and San Diego! A stuborn hard working old fart of a butcher refuses to sell his land so the local goverment can build a new and far better slaughterhouse which he will become a co-owner of, which also means work for more people. After quarreling with the sherriff and the town’s hall, ‘Lez’ the old butcher, get’s thirty day’s to sell the old slaughterhouse or move of the land. This couses not only Lester to loose his mind, but also his smelly giant-like, bloodthirsty squilling boy, ‘Buddy’…i know he has allready lost his mind, if he ever had any. To bad in all of this; some local youths from town is drinking beer, tresspassing on Les and Buddy’s property, while trying to shoot an horror movie.

Another down right fun and entertaining slasher with tons of cheese and 80’s-nostalgia and articles_ cliche-ish and awkward characters, good looking 80’s babes, a suitable soundtrack, atmospheric locations and cool kills…and bodies, henging…dingling…on hooks-lot’s of Texas Chainsaw infulences here and it also reminded me a little of the awesomeness that is ‘Mother’s Day’ (1980). A steriotypical «redneck slasher» i suspose. ‘Slaughterhouse’ probably inspired the ‘Porkchop’-movies, and probably alot of other tittles i guess, both in low-budget movies and more blockbuster related…directly or indirectly. I enjoyed this cult-classic obscurity a whole alot!

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