Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest (2007) Review

Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest (2007) Review

Scarlet Fry’s Junkfood Horrorfest is a collection of insanely short films (most clocking in under 10 minutes apiece) that is being released on the 18th by Chemical Burn.   The movie features Calico Cooper as a druggie looking to score some product, but instead is given a videotape.  So after dispatching of the man who shorted her the junk she so desired, she decides to go home and watch the movie.  Without further ado, lets take a look at the shorts.

Blood Thirsty Butcher:  A large man has no food in his fridge, so he stalks after the new girl that moved into the apartment complex.  It makes no sense and had an ending that I could see coming a mile away.  Disappointing start to the movie.

The Solution:  A disgruntled nurse has had it with the old man she’s paid to take care of, so she has her boyfriend help her find a way out.  A well shot black and white short, but just wasn’t satisfied with the stupid ending.  It was an upgrade from the first though, so let’s carry on.

Griptape Spank:  A group of skateboarders are looking for an easy way to make cash for weed, so they find a homosexual guy who will pay them to spank them with their skateboards.  The friend that suggested such an act is then picked on my his friends till he snaps.  Homophobic humor is not my style, so I’d stay far far away from this one. 

Wasted Life:  A lonely man tries to carry on with his dull life, only to give up.  So far the best short on the disk, but could really use some back story to make me care about the man.

The Devil Made Me Do It:   The girlfriend of a Satan worshiper has decided that she’s fed up with the lifestyle that they live in, and when he threatens her she takes matters into her own hands to find a way out.  There’s nothing special about this short story.

Love Is Blind:  A woman tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, but he’s none too happy. So she does what any good woman would do, and tries to change his mind.  So they saved the best for last!  Had I known I’d have watched it first.

 Unfortunately, the shorts were just too damn short to really get any investment in whatsoever.  Character development is completely nonexistent in the shorts.  A few tweaks to the formula, and perhaps they’d be onto something. 

Bonus features on the disk include another collection of shorts titled Horrorama, and you can see the progression from a  technical standpoint from these old films and the newer ones.  Also included is the classic film Carnival of Souls with some horror host segments sprinkled throughout by the Scarlet Fry crew.  That made me think, these short films would fit perfectly in that environment as a horror movie show.  But stringing a bunch of them together on one disk felt a little bland.   As it is, Junkfood Horrorfest is nothing special and I have a hard time recommending. 



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Matt has been a fan of horror films since his first trip to the video store when he was transfixed by classic vhs cover art. Now he primarily enjoys films from the grindhouse era of the 70's and 80's, but holds a soft spot in in his heart for low budget flicks.

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