Title: BloodPigs

Also known as:
Blood Pigs

Year: 2008

Genre: Horror / Gore

Language: English

Runtime: 85 min

Director: Brian Paulin

Writer: Brian Paulin


The world is now dead due to bio-chemical warfare and there is only one rule to follow, eat or be eaten. Forced into hiding, small collections of survivors have to turn to cannibalism in order to survive while also having to defend themselves from zombies and other hideous creatures that are also looking for food.

Our thoughts:
Brian Paulin is back with his much anticipated "BloodPigs", a movie that he claimed to be gorier than "Fetus" and "Bone Sickness" and a claim he makes good on. "BloodPigs" is a post-apocalyptic sword-swinging mutant-zombie tale that follows different people as they roam through forests and abandoned buildings trying to survive and living off the flesh of the dead. Not just the freshly dead either, the lack of food drives people to kill and consume the rotting meat of the living dead. A disgusting act that comes with a price as what few remaining survivors there are begin to mutate and their digestive system takes control and goes after whoever they can to consume.

I have to say, for Brian and Co. to take on the post-apocalyptic subgenre in what is essentially a no-budget project is mighty impressive, especially since they were able to pull it off and did a good job of making their locations seem barren. I'll get this out of the way since it is more of a trivial thing with Morbid Vision Films; the story does get a little convoluted and isn't as tight as it was in "Bone Sickness" or "Fetus". (Which I'm sure has a lot to do with the fact that movie changed directions more than once during production.) You don't really know that it was a biological weapon that wiped people out or that eating the flesh is causing mutation since it is never explained clearly. Also, the timeline and characters get a little confusing in part due to some flashbacks that occur when telling the back story of the main character. It's not something that'll ruin the movie, or at least I don't think it will, but there were some parts that had me scratching my head.

However, I do have to say I love the twists Brian threw into the mix that you don't normally get by having food and hunger become a major plot point of the story as it doesn't just affect the humans but zombies too. It was a minor element but having zombies eat other zombies due to the lack of flesh being available, was interesting and unique twist in the zombie canon. Then to add that the chemical mutations causing people's intestines and organs to mutate and become alive was also a unique twist that made the movie that much more entertaining.

While the story isn't the strongest one Brian has told (even though it does bring enough unique features that make it noteworthy) "BloodPigs" absolutely delivers on the blood and the gore. For me, it also does the gore right; it doesn't saturate the movie with blood and make it feel like that is the only thing the movie has to offer. There are gore scenes placed throughout the movie to build up to the finale where it finally becomes the bloodbath-splatterfest that I'm sure is what everyone is dying to see: everything from heads getting chopped off with axes and swords, to others being split open by blood thirsty intestines. Brian really pays the ending off with so much carnage that you'll be giddy like a school child and eat it up like candy. While I didn't want to spoil it for those who have not seen "BloodPigs" yet by talking about them or even showing pictures of them, the actual blood pig creatures themselves are some of the fucking coolest monsters I've seen for a movie like this.

There isn't much else to say really, I'm sure some people will have something negative to say about the story, but for me after it was all over, it didn't matter. Why? Because Brian delivered the goods and made a very entertaining post-apocalyptic gory bloodbath and that's all it needed to be. You'll have to be wound pretty tight to not find this splatter flick entertaining and at the very least slightly impressive. It has the signature Morbid Vision zombies (which are some of the best looking zombies out there), some unique twist to zombie mythos, mutant organs, badass creatures, and hell even the sword fights were fun since you don't see those to often. It's everything you could want in a low-budget gore flick.

Positive things:
- Cool zombies and creatures.
- The actual blood pigs.
- Great use of a sword.
- People using zombies as weapons.
- A movie you definitely have to watch the DVD bonus features.
Negative things:
- Jittery frame rate at the beginning kind of blurred the action scenes.

Gore: 5/5
Nudity: 1/5
Story: 2.5/5
Effects: 4/5
Comedy: 2/5

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