Sunday 12 November 2023

REVIEW: Slotherhouse (2023) - Starring Lisa Ambalavanar, Sydney Craven and Tiff Stevenson

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"Slotherhouse," a 2023 horror-comedy helmed by director Matthew Goodhue and penned by Bradley Fowler and Cady Lanigan, takes an outrageously absurd premise and runs with it. The film promises an uproarious experience, though not without moments that might leave audiences cringing.

The plot centers on Alpha, a deranged sloth from Panama, and Emily Young's ambition to lead Sigma Lambda Theta. What begins as an innocent pursuit takes a dark turn with a series of deaths that implicate Alpha, setting the stage for a peculiar horror-comedy ride.

One of the film's undeniable strengths lies in its embrace of the ludicrous and its commitment to an unparalleled brand of humor. For those eager to witness a sloth engaging in absurdly violent acts, from stabbing to electrocuting victims or even snapping selfies with them, "Slotherhouse" is the perfect match. It revels in its wild premise, delivering a gleefully cheesy horror-comedy vibe bound to entertain.

Nevertheless, the film takes the concept of absurdity to its extreme. A sloth operating a laptop and even driving a car might be a stretch for some viewers. While the over-the-top nature adds to the film's charm, it could deter those seeking a more grounded horror-comedy experience.

Additionally, some of the gore has been toned down, likely for a lower cinema rating. This move, while understandable, might make one question why the filmmakers didn't fully commit to their outlandish vision, potentially limiting the film's appeal.

Despite these nuances, "Slotherhouse" distinguishes itself in a crowded genre by embracing its outrageous premise. It's a uniquely funny horror-comedy that's unafraid to be different. With its blend of humor, horror, and sheer audacity, it's a cinematic experience that deserves recognition.

In my opinion, "Slotherhouse" merits a solid 8.5 out of 10. If you're up for an unforgettable, wildly bizarre horror-comedy, it's a must-watch. Just brace yourself for a level of absurdity that's not for the faint of heart.

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