Coming to dvd on Feb. 28th 2012
Before I give you the plot and review, I want to say thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures for finally getting this film out to you guys. Trust me, after you read this review, you will be stoked for this film. I would say this is Breaking Glass Pictures best film release to date, but holy fuck wait till you see what they got coming out in March. Breaking Glass, all I will say is listening to the horror community and putting out some fucking amazing films. If this sales pitch fails..wait till you read the one below…El Monstro Del Mar! is the prayer you guys have been praying for so long……Stuart Simpson is the fucking future of this genre..
Plot-They were all warned not to go in the water, now they made the sea mad. Holy fuck did they…
Review-This is the story of 3 women. Snowball, Blondie and Beretta. The beginning of the film which is shot in black and white is a little homage to Russ Meyer. 3 Women with a broken down car, scantily dressed and what a shock dancing to the radio,and 2 guys stop to help them. Well, our girls take matters in their own hands and then we go to color. They go to a friendsâ€™ beach home, and are warned by the old man next door in a wheelchair not to go in the water. Well, if they did not go in the water, then we would not be here reviewing this film. So, yes they disregard him and go swimming. And, they awake something in the ocean that is furious, and no one is safe. This is what Bitch Slap tried to be. The beginning is a homage to one genre, the monster scenes are a homage to 50â€²s sci fi, and some of the flashback scenes are homage to any gore or violent film you seen in the last decade. The actresses are great. Esp. the one who plays Hannah, the granddaughter that has a scene where she goes into the water that is so simple but it works in a suspenseful way. The script for this kind of film is effective, fun and at times really such a fresh breath of air. If you are going to watch this for the monster, than your missing the fun of the movie. Trust me, the monster is awesome and the ending is so awesome, there is no fucking way Stuart Simpson is not going to be huge. If you are into Hostel or Saw, then skip this one. If you are into the Creature from the Black Lagoon, Kill Kill Faster Pussycat and glimpses of Natural Born Killers, this is your film. I did not want this film to end. And if your old school with a tad touch of new school. This is a must.
8.5 out of 10