Rabid Grannies (1988)

July 11, 2009 - 4:05am | FrighT MasteR
  Tags: 80's, blood, Caroline Braeckman, Catherine Aymerie, cheesy, comedic, Danielle Daven, elderly, Emmanuel Kervyn, gore, Patricia Davia, rabid grannies, Richard Cotica, Robert Du Bois, Troma Entertainment

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Emmanuel Kervyn
Catherine Aymerie, Caroline Braeckman, Richard Cotica, Danielle Daven, Patricia Davia, Robert Du Bois

I heard of this film some time ago, but I never bothered to check it out. Recently I came across the uncut version and I figured, what the hell, and checked it out. I'm actually glad I did, because it's a somewhat enjoyable horror movie.

The story is about a couple of rich grannies, where one of them has a birthday and invites the whole family to join. Of course the family only comes because they want to get on the grannies good side and hopefully get a slice of the fortune. Greedy muthaz. Anyway, what was a nice (and strange) family gathering is quickly turned into a bloodbath when the grannies open up a gift given to them by one of the "black sheep’s" of the family. Upon opening the gift they are immediately turned into carnivorous demon-grannies who hunt down the family in their mansion.

This is by no means what can be considered a "good movie," but it is an entertaining one, which can go far for some people. I guess I liked this, because I wasn't expecting much and got delivered a whole plate of gory-goodness! Luckily I saw the uncut version, because there was a hell of a lot of gore. I haven't seen this much gore since the slaughtering scene in Kill Bill (which was sadly in black and white). This movie is pure cheese, with bad acting and a silly script, but who cares? It's a fun movie! And the effects are actually pretty decent.

I decided on a 6-rating, because it's a stupid flick, and that's very apparent from the title alone, but it's fun and enjoyable (thanks to all the gore). Now I'm not saying all gory movies are good, but when they are cheesy gore-fests like this, then they are at least enjoyable. This movie was done by first-time writer/director Emmanuel Kervyn, who apparently hasn't made or written anything since, which is a shame because I would have liked to see what other cheesy films he could have come up with.

A good watch for gore-fans. Cheesy script and acting, but entertaining none-the-less. Not recommended, but worth a check if you're lookin' for something cheesy to rent.

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