This film was in my top 10 of 2010, since it is now being shown in theaters around the world..this is a re posting of my original review that came out in Oct 9th 2010..enjoy
El Monstro Del Mar!
directed by-Stuart Simpson
Lost Art Films
reviewer: James DePaolo
Plot-They were all warned not to go in the water, now they made the sea mad.
Review-This is the story of 3 women. Snowball, Blondie and Beretta. TheÂ beginning of the film which is shot in black and white is a littleÂ homage to Russ Meyer. 3 Women with a broken down car, scantily dressedÂ and what a shock dancing to the radio,and 2 guys stop to help them.Â Well, our girls take matters in their own hands and then we go to color.Â They go to a friendsâ€™ beach home, and are warned by the old man nextÂ door in a wheelchair not to go in the water. Well, if they did not go inÂ the water, then we would not be here reviewing this film. So, yes theyÂ disregard him and go swimming. And, they awake something in the oceanÂ that is furious, and no one is safe. This is what Bitch Slap tried toÂ be. The beginning is a homage to one genre, the monster scenes are aÂ homage to 50â€²s sci fi, and some of the flashback scenes are homage toÂ any gore or violent film you seen in the last decade. The actresses areÂ great. Esp. the one who plays Hannah, the granddaughter that has a sceneÂ where she goes into the water that is so simple but it works in aÂ suspenseful way. The script for this kind of film is effective, fun andÂ at times really such a fresh breath of air. If you are going to watchÂ this for the monster, than your missing the fun of the movie. Trust me,Â the monster is awesome and the ending is so awesome, there is no fuckingÂ way Stuart Simpson is not going to be huge. If you are into Hostel orÂ Saw, then skip this one. If you are into the Creature from the BlackÂ Lagoon, Kill Kill Faster Pussycat and glimpses of Natural Born Killers,Â this is your film. I did not want this film to end. This film right hereÂ is why you guys check out Horrorphilia.net. We turn you onto new filmsÂ that we think you guys will dig. And if your old school with a tad touchÂ of new school. This is a must.