A couple of years back I threw $20 into this puppy when it started up a gofundme, or whatever, to afford to add in some more FX work and polish their existing stuff. Maybe I paid for an extra squirt of pus. Maybe I paid for a random splash of blood. Maybe I got a guy on the FX team a sandwich. At any rate, it feels like money well-spent, and I wish I could have afforded to give some…
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This feels a lot like the "Dead Snow" films in execution, minus the humour. As far as modern slashers with supernatural elements are concerned, this mostly works, as the various victims are at least a bit more fleshed-out than what you come to expect from the genre, and the performances are solid across the board. However, the theme of redemption for past sins isn't really used to full effect, and the final girl's mental illness feels more like a gimmick…
Remember "Shoot'Em Up"? This is that, with more jokes, and less smarts. From what I understand about the character of Deadpool (I've never read the comics) this seems pretty true to what that character is about. A fourth wall-breaking, super-powered anti-hero hit man. Outside of some of the jokes and performances, most of the plot is ho-hum, and the action scenes were competent, but only had real sizzle when they are set-ups for jokes. No doubt the hype train and the die-hard fans of this character will make this a "classic". This was fun, but I never need to see it again.
After a few rewatches, I've come to like "Torso" far much more than I previously had. Classic giallo elements are highlighted by some fairly intense proto-slasher film trappings, not always present in its contemporaries. There seems to be a more modern feminist slant to this film, far ahead of its time, minus the final girl trope (as it really wasn't a trope in 1973), in that it presents all the male characters as drooling creeps at best and murderous misogynists…