She Kills (2016) (DVD Review)
Directed By: Ron Bonk
Starring: Jennie Russo, Trey Harrison, Michael Merchant
Rated: UR/Region: O/Widescreen/Number of disc: 1
Available From SRS Cinema
Sadie’s life is destroyed when a vicious gang called ‘The Touchers’ targets her for their sadistic fantasies after witnessing her sexy but innocent naked frolicking in a nearby field. On her wedding night, they attack her and her husband Edward, brutalizing both of them. But during the attack the virgin bride discovers a dangerous secret about her body – she is cursed with the legendary ‘Fire Crotch,’ a condition where Satan has laid claim to her vagina. After visiting her fortune teller friend Casparella, a space exorcism is attempted on her meat flaps, but it only ends up unlocking secret hidden powers inside her. Her hatchet wound becomes lethal, her most deadly weapon in her thirst for revenge against The Touchers and her fight against lustful men everywhere! A comedy-horror homage to Grindhouse and Drive-In movies of the 70’s!
I own a good chunk of the movies that Ron Bonk has made. I’ve enjoyed a good deal of them and there have been some that weren’t really my cup of tea. She Kills is a whole other level for Mr. Bonk. She Kills is an over the top blood and nudity-filled tribute to grindhouse films of the past. Think along the lines of Astron 6’s Father’s Day only with a more low budget feel. We watch as a girl and her new husband is tortured by The Touchers on their wedding night. What starts out as a rap situation turns worse when we learn that our leading lady has a vaginia that is basically touched by the devil and forces everyone around her to go into violent rap rages. Stuff happens and eventually the story turns to her going for revenge on the gang. When I say stuff happens I mean really weird stuff. Pets are torn apart and used as weapons in fight scenes just to name one thing. It gets wild, it gets crazy, but dog gone it the movie stays fun.
She Kills joins the ranks of such things as Father’s Day, Dear God No, and The Taint as new school indie Grindhouse done right. SRS Cinema as a whole seems to be pushing into this type of quality direction and this movie seems to be the user of that tone in alongside their Night of Something Strange. This movie packs a comedy punch but also never shy’s away from gore, nudity, and other crazy things that made Grindhouse movies what they were back in the day. The half going with the flow, half in on the joke nature of She Kills is something that can go wrong. I’ve seen it go wrong with other indie films. Here, however, She Kills hits the right notes and the right marks. I hope more of this style is to come from Ron Bonk, but even if it doesn’t he at least can say he’s possibly made one of the best of the year with this.
– Trailer reel
– Director Ron Bonk commentary
– Director and lead actress Jennie Russo commentary
– Director and producer Jonathan Straiton commentary
– Director and composer Emmett Van Slyke comentary