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World Horror Cinema: Germany

By Sam Reeve

violent_shit_1989-movie-6Title: Violent Shit

Year: 1989

Language: German

My rating: 3.5/10

Some people really get a kick out of ultra low-budget films, and I can often be that person. Violent Shit just didn’t quite do it for me, but my husband loved it and its cult following would imply he’s not alone. Getting banned in Germany for being too extreme has probably helped its cause, since that kind of publicity could never really be bad for a horror movie.

A psychopath named Karl escapes from the police and runs around for days, chopping people to bits with a newly acquired meat cleaver. We see some flash backs to when he was a child, including when he murder his first victim (his mother), and in between killing unsuspecting people, Karl flops down into random fields to sleep.

I probably could’ve gotten into Violent Shit a bit more had I not been so tired, but there were some choice bits that I enjoyed. My favourite part was that everyone was dressed like 80s rockers, even the dudes “working” in the woods digging holes. The ultra low-budget quality and bland plot lowered the entertainment value, but if you watch this a friend and proceed to laugh at it the whole time, it’s a decent way to spend an evening.

violent shit 1

violent shit 2If you’ve got five minutes, check out the clip below. It’s from when Karl murders the bratty labourers in tight pants, and you’ll get a taste of what you’re in for. Underneath that is the full movie with English subtitles.

2 responses

  1. Check out some of Andreas Schnaas’ other films, they are borderline horrible/genius. The Goblet of Gore has some of the weirdest stuff in it. There is one, Zombie ’90: Extreme Pestilence, that apparently even the director thought was bad and so re-dubbed the (re-written) dialogue in English with ridiculous, over the top voices. I have slowly become a big fan of this director.

    October 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    • I think I definitely will at some point. Schnaas seems like an interesting filmmaker, that’s for sure!

      October 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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