Enjoyable if slightly slow/redundant documentary about the painstakingly difficult process of making independent film with little to no budget. Dead Life [the movie they are making, Dead Life on Letterboxd boxd.it/6muI ] has some pretty solid moments and definitely shows its flaws and the documentary has very similar flaws... however, if watched simultaneously it is easy to forgive a lot of the shortcomings and enjoy the process of low budget filmmaking and a zombie film made by fans of low budget splatter.
Mad Heidi was the exact kind of exploitation/swissploitation
Neo-Grindhouse film I needed on a Wednesday night. Regal films had a one night showing and I jumped at the chance to see some well needed splatter on the big screen. Mad Heidi wears so many influences on its sleeves that it is hard to focus on which homage is coming next and I ate up every second of it... from each scene to the next you may get women-in-prison, or gladiator…
As a viewer you don't go into a film like this expecting a plethora of gore, bile, and nudity. However as a fan you hope for some really strong moments of each. As an Exorcist ripoff this film has the prerequisite amount of wtf moments of vomit, twisting head, and creepy voices, but it can feel like a chore to get to those instances. In the meantime you are treated to a man being accosted by a nose playing flutist…
Maggots was exactly the kind of creature feature I needed on a Wednesday night. Gore, nudity, and giant mutated maggots fucking people up. Don't get me wrong, most of the acting was weird and seemed a little out of place (even for a schlock film) but if you are able to look past it and enjoy the ride you are in for a treat. I think this is easily one of the most rewatchable creature features I have seen in…