Title: Bad Karma

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Year: 1991

Genre: Independent / Gore / Horror

Language: English

Runtime: 36 min

Director: Alex Chandon

Writer: Alex Chandon

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0238059/

A group of people are having a barbeque party when two Krishnas appear at their doorstep to spread their beliefs. Or so we're lead to believe, until the Krishnas transform into two monsters with appetites for gore.

Our thoughts:
Bad Karma is part of a collection DVD, with old flicks by Alex Chandon, who gave us the movie Cradle Of Fear. Personally, this is my favorite film by Alex Chandon, and certainly the most fun. You sort of know what to expect from the movie in the first couple of minutes when you see that it's clearly made by a small group of people who just happened to have a camera.

The plot is extremely stupid, but you shouldn't care about the plot in a movie like this. This film is too busy with killing, and trying to bring a decent plot into it would just ruin the fun for everyone. The film has some very interesting deaths and the Krishnas turn into some very unique creatures, to say the least. The first monster we see is a man with long claws, and a giant head with big teeth. One creature later on look like an evil version of Pac-man, with claws. They all look pretty bad, but it's just charming. Low budget films usually don't dare to have these kinds of effects, so it's just fun to see.

We have a whole bunch of gore, everything from a chainsaw through a man's butt, to some really fun blood squirts. There is a prop of a upper body in the movie that looks really unrealistic, but I think that they could've made that one work well if it had some shadows on it. There's also a scene with a penis being cut off, and this one would have worked if they tried to hide the fact that it was only a strap-on. Still really charming effects though.

The characters get a little boring, especially the Krishnas, but the rednecks we are introduced to later in the film kick all kinds of ass. The actors aren't that experienced (I hope), and you can see them crack a smile at times, but what can you expect? It's hard to hold things like these against it.

It's a bad but fun film. Watch it if you like independent films, or if you're a filmmaker yourself. If the film would've had a little better production value, it would've been a perfect Troma film.

Positive things:
- It's all about the gore.
- Cool monsters.
Negative things:
- Got a little boring in the middle.
- Was that blood on the camera 14 minutes in?
- I can't complain about anything else. It was clear from start what to expect.

Gore: 3/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 3.5/5

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