A hunter accidentally shoots and kills a man, and then hastily buries him in a shallow grave. A year later the hunter and friends return to hunt and find themselves the hunted.
GUT PILE is the lowest-budget movie I’ve ever seen. It makes me think we should have a new category - the no-budget picture. According to the `making of’ feature bundled on this dvd, the film makers were having problems coming up with the $100 per roll of 16-mm film. I guess we have improvements in video camera technology to thank for this.
Those involved in the making of GUT PILE make for a short list; I believe the highest number of folks on the `set’ at any time was five, and the usual number was two. During the week they worked their real jobs, and shot this one on weekends and vacations. So, pick five people at random and how many of them do you suppose are brilliant actors, or editors, or writers, or directors?
There are some interesting camera angles and editing here. If you’re a gore fan (I’m not) some of the special effects are passable. Sub Rosa, who distributed this dvd, included a half-dozen or so trailers for other dvds on their roster, and they all seem to be similar slasher/gore fests. Yawn. I think once is more than enough for me in this genre. I haven’t got the heart to give GUT PILE one-star, but I’d strongly recommend you think twice before opting for this no-budget EVIL DEAD rip-off.
About Gut-Pile (1997)
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