“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Sunday, June 21, 2015
They Don't Cut the Grass Anymore (1985)
How bad is it? It's an extreme gore film with nothing else going for it. Should you see it? No.
Nathan Schiff has made a name for himself among low-budget gorehounds, but his films are little more than gore effects spliced together with as little extraneous things - like plot - as possible. This one has two southerners taking jobs in the north tending to lawns and hedges; then they take offense at the Yuppie lifestyles and butcher them. The crew were a lot better at yardwork than filmmaking. Some of the scenes use obvious dolls, but that helps ease the tension of what is otherwise just an exercise in carnage.