A hot new porn director has hit the scene and is pulling together some of the biggest names in the industry to make his new movie. While none of the actresses are happy about the dingy set that's built inside an old warehouse, their real problem lies with a masked killer hiding in the shadows picking off cast members one by one.
At this point low-budget independent slasher flicks are a dime-a-dozen, it seems to be the simplest sub-genre for people to tackle so that's what they go for. Unfortunately most bring nothing new to the table and are often so generic they feel like they are nothing more than paint-by-numbers slashers. I came across "Porn Shoot Massacre" by accident but the concept sounded promising and I thought with that concept they would push things a little further than most. Since most of these movies don't try to be scary or build an atmosphere, I figured this would be an over-the-top boobs and blood fest.
Even though not all of the women in "Porn Shoot Massacre" are actual pornstars (about half), the movie is about a suspicious porn movie being made and a killer is hiding out on the set. Because it does revolve around a porn movie being made it's a pretty safe assumption that you'll get nudity. There is some but honestly not as much as you would think, instead it has the women running around in skimpy outfits as opposed to full blown nudity. Is that a bad thing? Not necessarily but honestly, what else would this movie have to offer the viewer besides blood?
That is where "Porn Shoot Massacre" also comes up short; they actually managed to create an intimidating killer but it does the worst thing a slasher can do. All of the death scenes occur off screen. The most it ever shows is blood being splashed on a wall when one of the stars is being viciously beaten and stomped. Of course the beating is occurring in just a way that you can see the killer but not the victim, not to mention the scene looks completely stupid and ridiculous. That's just one scene in particular, the rest of the time you don't get to see anything and then only get to see the body of the victim with a bit of blood splashed on their bodies.
Not being overly graphic with the sex, nudity, and violence isn't really a bad thing if, and I do mean if, the movie offers something in return which "Porn Shoot Massacre" doesn't. It can't even decide if it wants to be a straight slasher movie or more of a horror-comedy. It does try to throw in some jokes and humor in it but it either doesn't work or it’s just stupid. Such as when our heroine finally shows up (in the last 30 minutes of the movie) they offer no character exposition as to why she is going to be the hero. Instead a random character and the woman herself conveniently say how strong she is. Clearly attempting to be funny by poking fun of horror movie clichés, but it's just another one of those random stupid moments in the movie that does more to hurt it than anything else.
Before I had started watching I was hoping that I was going to be getting another "Gutterballs" with "Porn Shoot Massacre"; a movie that would push the boundaries of good taste in the blood and sex department. I don't think that was expecting too much considering the movie's title and concept. I'm not interested in being scared by slashers as almost all of them never are scary, so I was expecting that it would push the violence and sex aspect because it very well could have. If it had it would have made it far more memorable and overall made it at least entertaining. Instead "Porn Shoot Massacre" is just another indie feature that will slowly fade away and be forgotten about due to it's inability to lock onto one style and do anything that wasn't mediocre.