Title: Revenge Of Billy the Kid

Also known as:
N/A

Year: 1992

Genre: Horror / Comedy

Language: English

Runtime: 87 min

Director: Jim Groom

Writer: Tim Dennison & Jim Groon

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102783/

Plot:
On a British island there is a farm, where the family MacDonald lives. One day, Gyles MacDonald, the father of the family, has his way with a goat. To his surprise the goat gives birth. Gyles of course tries to kill the mutant goat, but the lovely and big-hearted daughter Ronnie takes pity on this beast, gives it the name "Billy" and takes care of him. After Billy destroys a bunch of their beer bottles, Gyles throws him in the water hoping to never see him again, but Billy comes back... bigger and meaner.

Our thoughts:
"Revenge Of Billy The Kid" is a stupid film, and they never try to hide that. It's over-the-top dirty, grotesque and silly, but somewhere within this strange film lies a decent monster flick.

The first half of the film is totally outrageous in terms of jokes and filth, and there is not a single second that should be mistaken for a serious film. We have plenty of farts and farmer jokes, one of the favorites being when the grandfather dies at the dinner table and the entire family throws themselves at his plate to get the food. After dinner they throw grandpa in a junk pile, where we see him decompose throughout the film. The jokes are many, and some can easily be missed because they sometimes take up a very small part of the scene, but if you find them you might get a big laugh. This part of the film is decent, but the film probably would've gotten boring if it stayed like this through the film, so I'm glad to say it didn't. When Billy finally comes back for revenge, the film turns into a monster film that I would have to compare to the fun 80's horror "Rawhead Rex". It's basicly a monster going around murdering in slasher-ish style, and really, it IS entertaining. By this time, it has left many of it's farts and some of it's stupidity behind and is focusing on being a horror film.

The effects are good if you consider it's budget. Both gore and monster effects. Billy looks like a mix of the werewolves in "Dog Soldiers", Satan and a goat, and never feels TOO cheesy, even though we know it's a guy in a mask and suit. There's nothing about the gore I wanna complain about, it looks decent and there's a decent amount of it. Don't watch it if you want to see a gory film, but give it a try if you wanna watch a cool monster.

The film is actually very well played, the actors really knew how to play way over-the-top without it ever being a bad thing. I swear I wouldn't be surprised if most of the actors in this film actually were stinky farmers. That's how good I thought the acting was. The actors who didn't play rednecks weren't as good, but not bad either.

Overall, it's a fun film. It starts silly and pretty funny, but luckily it changes into a decent monster horror before the stupidity becomes too much. It's not for anyone, but if you enjoy Troma, or 80's monster films like "Rawhead Rex", you could enjoy this 90's film (that actually has the feel of the 70's and the 80's). Fart jokes, farmer jokes, goat fucking, mutant monster, slasher-style murders, decent gore, and lots of alcohol. Stupid entertainment, and lots of it!


Positive things:
- Billy looks pretty awesome.
- Decent gore.
- Did a good thing when it changed the direction to be a monster horror rather than ONLY a film with disgusting and stupid jokes.
- Both brothers are named "Ronald MacDonald", and so is the daughter, but she wants to be called "Ronnie".
- The classic "Evil Dead" reference of posters being torn apart. Fans of "Evil Dead" will understand.
Negative things:
- Could've had more gore.
- Really boring at times.
- The very last moment of the film was pointless. Almost got pissed at that joke.

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

We bought this movie from:
Amazon.co.uk

Reviewed by:
Ronny




 

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