Monday, July 27, 2009

A Night to Dismember (1983)

1.5 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Doris Wishman
Written by: Judy J. Kushner
Actors include: Samantha Fox, Diane Cummins, Saul Meth
Genre: Horror
Length: 69 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Well, I've actually seen the worst made movie ever, and A Night to Dismember be thy name. The plot is nothing more but a hodge podge of roughly clipped together bloody and ridiculously fake looking killings. An example a trick knife for example can look somewhat real if simply thrust into a victim, but when pulled back and forth and one can see the knife's pretty darned laughable. Actually this movie works wonderfully as a comedy, the first 30 minutes (and it's only 69 minutes long) were hysterical, I was laughing with tears in my eyes. See the film is so shoddily put together it's mainly strewn together using ridiculous narration, ie "She was dead on the floor, then her sister fell on an axe, she's now dead" then cut to the next scene. Doris Wishman is the entity behind this project, she directed, produced, edited and so on this entire film. Thing is, she stinks at editing, parts of the ends of sentences are cut off, some of the scenes are shown in reverse or a few times by mistake. There are clearly pieces of film entirely missing with no explanation, the sound has sometimes two songs at once, or one warping and cutting in and's really quite something. Even more funny is that Doris was around 70 years old when she directed's filled with nothing but cheap killing, tits and sleaze. After the first half the novelty wore off and I was really bored (with the exception of a few more silly killings), this really is bad in every possible way. I've heard Doris referred to as the female Edward D. Wood, Jr. and I wouldn't give her that much credit. This could be huge laughs with some booze at a party as it seriously was so bad it was funny but wow...I cannot believe this movie even exists nor can I imagine a film being any worse.

Availability:  On DVD

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