Starring: Susan Smythe, Juliet Bradford, Phoebe Dollar, Elina Madison,
Christopher Michaels

Directed by: Joe Castro

Story: A homeless man enters an abandoned home which slightly resembles
a carnival haunted house. He is slaughtered by what appears to be a burley
woman in a white mask similar to the one worn by Michael Myers in the
obvious classic HALLOWEEN. After being violently stabbed to death, we are
greeted by our main cast of characters. A small group of college sorority
sisters. Its pledge time and these sisters give a new meaning to the common
term used during Greek rush: hazing.


Review:

Cinemacabre, proudly corrupting the youth of America presents: BUTCHERED
(a.k.a. The Hazing)! Directed by Joe Castro who brought us TERROR TUNES,
a Brain Damage best seller. Our movie begins with a homeless man (who I
stupidly had mistaken for a zombie due to all the dirt and crap on his face)
entering an abandoned home which slightly resembles a carnival haunted
house. He is slaughtered by what appears to be a burley woman in a white
mask similar to the one worn by Michael Myers in the obvious classic
HALLOWEEN. After being violently stabbed to death, we are greeted by our
main cast of characters. A small group of college sorority sisters. Its pledge
time and these sisters give a new meaning to the common term used during
Greek rush: hazing.

Jenny (played by Phoebe Dollar of HELL'S HIGHWAY, GOTH, CREEPIES) and
Daphne (played by Elina Madison of CREEPSHOW 3, EL CHUPACABRA,
BLOODY TEASE), both head out to initiate two naive young girls to their
sorority. The rushes are sent out to an apparently haunted establishment,
and must remain there for 24 hours. That's where the bloody fun begins. It
was obvious there was some serious homage being paid to the classic David
DeCoteau film SORORITY BABES IN SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-RAMA, one of my
all time personal favorites. There were also fun homage’s to the more
"known" classics, such as HALLOWEEN and PSYCHO. It's very obvious writer
Eric Spudic (writer of CREEPIES, BLOODY TEASE) is a very big fan of drive in
favorites, and old time classic horror.

One of the scenes that reminded me of the good 'ol SLIMEBALL BOWL-O-
RAMA was the initiation scene. The only beef I had with this scene was the
cinematography. The constant zooming in and out made the movie look more
like gonzo porn than a horror film. The cinematography throughout was more
or less filmed hand held, and utilized the same camera techniques as stated
above. This seemed to lower the production value of an already low budget
film. However, the gore. Wow, is it disgusting and I mean that as a
compliment. Our killer in the movie does a very good job. She is very
convincing, and the death scenes most definitely disturb the viewer. The
effects although sometimes obviously fake, don't really matter because it's so
repulsive. Well done on the gore factor. Our killer really fucks people up in
this movie. Don't worry about not being satisfied with a nameless faceless
killer, there's a great back story behind this one so stick it out till the end.
The chick seriously freaked me out, and I really wouldn't want to be in a
department store let alone an abandoned house with this sick bitch.

The acting is decent in this one, two standing out the most and that's
Phoebe Dollar and especially Susan Smythe who played Lynette. She is a very
natural, very good actress and I hope to see her in more films. The entire
cast coupled with well written dialogue all flows very well throughout the
entire film. I did enjoy the movie; however I would have liked to see a better
use of the cinematography and the interiors and exteriors of the locations
since they didn't really seem to match. The cast was also very small, two
sorority sisters and two rushes. Not very believable to an audience although
it was pulled off as best it could. Worth checking out for a gory, fun, and
entertaining watch.


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Overall: 5/10
Genres: Horror, Thriller

Rated: UK: 18

Country: USA

Year: 2002

Runtime: 80 minutes

Studio: Screen
Entertainment

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Review done by: Michelle Fatale
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