100 Tears

Title: 100 Tears

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Year: 2007

Genre: Horror / Comedy / Gore / Splatter

Language: English

Runtime: 89 minutes

Director: Marcus Koch

Writer: Joe Davison

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0943946/

Mark (Joe Davison) and Jennifer (Georgia Chris) are two daring tabloid reporters, seeking out a bigger better story, which leads them into the bizarre world of a serial murderer known only as “The Teardrop Killer”. Hot on his bloody trail, they begin to piece together the things that make him tick, eventually finding themselves fighting for their very lives, deep within his cavernous house of horrors.

Our thoughts:
Didn’t have many expectations with this movie seeing as how almost every killer clown movie I’ve seen, is for the lack of a better word…Shitty. So when I started watching 100 Tears it came as a big surprise that was almost like a slap in the face. A big bloody slap in the face with intestines.

Like a kid with a new toy I actually found myself giddy with every blood-spattered soaked frame. This movie doesn’t hold back as we watch Gurdy The Clown going on a rampage loping off heads and disemboweling all those he comes across. While the movie is that of the slasher persuasion, I liked the fact that they kept him real and didn’t give him supernatural-esque abilities that you find in most slashers. Sometimes the victims can get the upper hand even if only for a moment, sometimes they are able to out run him (without tripping over their own stupidity) but they still end up dead.

While the gore is fantastic and the killer is one badass clown, the movie does have its flaws. Naturally in the low budget world, the acting gets a bit shady at times with some of the actors appearing that they are quite nervous being in front of the camera. Which makes it hard to figure out if the awkward exchanges between characters is the fault of the actor or the fault of the script. For example, a scene involving two men talking to a realitor about buying a warehouse almost become painful to watch, because you can't tell if they are just making the dialogue up on the spot or if they are just that bad. The pacing also seems to be a bit erratic at times, such as going from a high tensed scene of a chaotic massacre then cutting to a very slow going performing arts piece that our characters are watching while at the circus. While the story itself isn't anything unique or life altering, it is well executed with a nice simple little twist towards the end.

Even with those few flaws, they are certainly nothing that would keep me from recommending this movie to any horror fan that is looking for a gore soaked slasher that really packs a punch.

Positive things:
- Being able to make a very good slasher that revolves around a killer clown.
- Buckets of gore.
- Some top notch special effects.
- A great opening song that will stay in your head long after the movie is over.
Negative things:
- Not so hot acting.
- Awkward dialogue.
- An ending that felt rushed.

Gore: 4/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 3/5
Effects: 5/5
Comedy: 2/5

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