Title: The Bitch Is Back

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Year: 1995

Genre: Short / Horror / Comedy / Thriller

Language: English

Runtime: 16 min

Director: Tjebbo Penning

Writer: Tjebbo Penning

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0144107/

Martin is having a typical relaxing evening by having sex with his blow-up doll, though his evening is about to become anything but typical. As Lorena, the blow-up doll, comes to life and isn't in the mood for sex, but rather blood shed.

Our thoughts:
Now here is one of the great, unknown slasher-short films that explores a great fear to all men, everywhere. The dreaded...Blow-up doll. Of course by fear, I mean the fear of being caught having sex with one of these things, except in this case. "The Bitch is Back" is a dark-comedy and a horror flick that brings something new and unique to the table, a man who is stalked in his apart by his inflatable companion.

Sure it sounds like a ridiculous and laughable idea, which is why the comedy aspect was included into the movie. Though, why does this some how sound more ridiculous than the plot to those god-awful "Child's Play" and "Puppet Master" movies that are consider to be classics in the genre? Really there isn't any. All deal with inanimate objects coming to life and killing people, but some how one with a blow-up doll automatically gets a roll of the eyes. Guess that's just the way this sick world works. Anyways, ridiculous plot aside, the movie does manage to create great suspense as our one and only character, tries to hide and escape his apartment before the doll finds him and snuffs him out.

That may not be such a bad thing though, since the killer doll spends her time throwing out one-liners and famous movie quotes while she stalks the helpless man. Which is where the majority of the humor comes from. You are going to laugh while a man hangs off his balcony, with a blow up doll tearing his fingers. Yes, she actually tears his fingers off. Well, a finger. Then screams, "Look Ma, I'm on top of the world!" What horror movie is complete without a clichés though? When it looks like the killer is finally subdued, she comes back, which everytime she comes back, it seems the man gets bloodier and bloodier.

A rather strange short film, that works as a horror film, while paying homage to the genre as well, with some even stranger humor that'll leave you saying, "Someone actually made this?". I'd recommend grabbing yourself a copy of "The Bitch Is Back" because it does work well as a horror movie, and it's a great movie to have in your collection to brag about. Not only will you be the only kid on the block with a movie that has a killer blow-up doll, but you'll get to knock them down a peg or two, by rubbing it in their faces. What could be better than that?

Positive things:
- An interesting concept.
- Succesfully manages to make a man being stalked by a blow-up doll suspensful.
- Good humor.
Negative things:
- It's a movie about a killer sex toy, how can there be anything negative to say?

Gore: 2/5
Nudity: 1/5
Story: 2.5/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 3/5

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