Sweatshop (2009) (Blu-ray Review)

Sweatshop (2009) (Blu-ray Review)

Sweatshop (2009) (Blu-ray Review)

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Sweatshop (2009) (Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Stacy Davidson
Starring: Ashley Kay, Peyton Wetzel, Brent Himes
Rated: UR/Region: A/1.78/Number of discs: 1 (BDr)
Available from FilmRise

Charlie and her friends break into an abandoned warehouse and begin setting up an impromptu party. Unbeknownst to them, something lurks in this dark place… a presence so horrific, so monstrous, it has no name. Fueled by uncontrollable, unprovoked rage, this Beast knows only one thing – Charlie and her companions chose the wrong building, and they’re about to pay for it.

I’ll start out by calling a spade and spade and saying this movie is just ridiculous. And it is soo soo bad, but I’ll again use the term I like to use no matter who likes it or not, and say it’s soo bad it’s good (That right there tosses it in the same class with such classics as Pieces, it’s not an insult). Or in this case, at least very watchable. It’s still at heart a bit of a one-trick pony, you sure won’t be sticking around for the characters. I don’t know if you’d blame it on the acting or just the way the characters are, but they are some annoying assholes. You won’t dare care about them from a connection standpoint, but the ladies are at least hot enough that you’ll hate to see some of them go and connect to them based off looks alone (Julin in the role of Miko I am looking at you). I’m well aware that’s a jerk thing to say coming from a guy, but just watch it and you’ll understand. So either way, back to my point of this movie having one trick. That one trick is the gore my friends. And while it’s the highlight of the movie, it also carries the movie as well, it’s just that damn good, even if it IS waaay over the top.

You may be a little turned away by a bad guy that looks like a mix between the Shockmaster (of wrestling fame, look it up on youtube) and the first boss at the end of level 1 of Double Dragon 2 (Youtube that as well), but when he starts swinging that hammer and turning people to mush you can kinda warm up to him a bit. The film dips it’s toes (or hammer?) into a mix between a slasher and a torture porn film, but it’s still unique in its own right, and you will want to finish it. Now I won’t say this movie is a masterpiece because it sure as hell isn’t. The characters are hot but not likable and the logic is being tossed out the window left and right. I particularly was shaking my head at some of the dumb things people are doing during the last part of the film, but that’s just me, I’m picky. But still, you got a lot of cool gore and a lot of douchebags, so seeing these d’bags being killed off in horrible ways is somewhat rewarding. In my humble opinion, this movie should be just as well welcomed to the horror community as Hatched II was. At the surface both only have the gore going for them, but at least Sweatshop has originality on its side.


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Quality of Transfer: 94%

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