Title: The Butcher

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Year: 1990

Genre: Gore / Splatter

Language: German

Runtime: 58 min

Director: Maik Ude

Writer: Maike Ude


After a young man is killed from a prank gone too far, he returns from the dead to get revenge on those who were responsible for his death.

Our thoughts:
"The Butcher" maybe the most pointless movie I've reviewed on Film Bizarro, which is amazing since I've reviewed a lot of pointless movies. Yet I still feel…compelled to write this review. Satan, is that you? It's another non-subtitled German amateur-splatter movie. So, automatically, it's a terrible movie and I don't know what's going on. That's to say if there is anything that is actually going on. I can't tell though. Since I can't tell, I don't know. Which means I can't say. Even though I kind of know without being able to tell because you can normally tell with these movies, regardless of certainty. Goddamn paradoxes.

I can't even actually critique "The Butcher" because it's a movie that was made by kids - it's literally a backyard production. There can't be a single person in this movie that is above the age of thirteen. What's the point in saying crap like: that wasn't very good, that should have been better, they could have done that differently, etc. It's a first time movie that's made by kids so, naturally, it's terrible and stupid.

Why does the killer, who's come back to life once before and therefor technically zombie, get killed but comes back a year later?

I don't know and even if there were subtitles, I probably still wouldn't know because the kids who made this movie most likely didn't know either. Or cared. It's a movie that every aspiring director makes with their friends when they're young. "The Butcher" certainly isn't up there with the likes of "Violent Shit" or "Burning Moon" but it's about on par when it comes to ridiculous German splatter movies.

I really don't know what else to say about "The Butcher". If you're looking for another "great" German splatter movie, well, you're not going to get it. If want to watch a bunch of kids attempt to make a splatter movie with (unintentional) entertaining results, then it would be a good movie to pick up. I am actually selling this effort rather short since, whoever made this movie, went so far as to actually set one of their friends on fire and use fireworks as squibs. Yes, you can see the shadows of the people standing by to put the person out once they were set on fire. But hey, I've seen professionals with resources do less, so this ridiculous movie deserves some credit. Plus, and as sad as it is, I would rather watch "The Butcher" again before I'd rewatch "Das Komabrutale Duell". Goddamn, did that movie suck.

Positive things:
- It's better then "Das Komabrutale Duell".
- Teenagers setting each other on fire for an amateur movie.

- You can get "The Butcher, parts 1 and 2, in a sweet hardbox.
Negative things:
- It's a movie made by kids. What do you think?

Gore: 2.5/5
Nudity: 0/5
Story: 1/5
Effects: 2/5
Comedy: 2/5

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