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Jun 27

Andre The Butcher

andrethebutcherGenre: Horror / Comedy
Year: 2005
Country: USA

aka: Dead Meat, House of the Butcher 2

Director: Philip Cruz
Starring: April Billingsley, Maury Sterling, Ron Jeremy, Terry Mross, Heather Joy Budner

 

What’s for dinner? You.

 

Four members of the cheerleading team The Beavers are on a road trip to their next competition. They fight with a rival cheerleading team called The Game Cocks and shortly after they get car trouble when the driver Jimbo can’t keep the car on the road while getting a blowjob from one of the girls.

They seek refuge at a nearby abandoned house, but there are also other people near them. Two prisoners who are on the run from the cops arrive at the house and they quickly have to team up when a zombie like maniac in the form of Andre The Butcher starts to terrorize them.

Andre The Butcher is a horror-comedy that would fit right at home on Troma. Everything is bad, silly and dumb, but thankfully the filmmakers acknowledge just that and tries to make it entertaining. There is a lot of nudity and some gore thrown in aswell of course to make this watchable. I actually think they didn’t really need the Andre character here, they could have worked something out of the hillbilly cop instead and the fugitives without adding the mutant killer.

The acting is not that bad for a movie like this. It seems like they all had fun doing this and that will show on the screen. The biggest draw is porn legend Ron Jeremy as Andre The Butcher. He isn’t neither great or bad in this, but do look alright in the part. I also did like April Billingsley as Jasmine, she was a cute and decent actress that I wouldn’t mind seeing more of in the future.

The movie is directed by Philip Cruz. He had done a movie called The Big Bang before this, but has only made a short movie after this one. I think he tried to add to much into his movie, usually the “less is more” motto works better.

Andre The Butcher is a failed attempt at making a fun movie for me. Some might enjoy it in a “so bad it’s good” kind of way, but that didn’t work for me. If you do like these sort of films, then you might enjoy parts of it but I still can’t recommend it to anyone.

 

 ★☆☆☆☆ 

 

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