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THE GRUESOME THREESOME (2020)

Directed by Terry R. Wickham
Written by Timothy David Clark
Starring John Logan, Chanise Renae, Linda Collins, Christopher Weir, John-Dylan Howard, Doris Dany, SaRenna Lee, David Greggo, John Leone, Nicole Bryl, Steve Rodriguez, Melanie Brown, Mia Troche, Steve Deighan, Tyler Evans, Richard Fernicola, Kim Vasilakis, Jedediah Bila
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THE GRUESOME THREESOME is a trio of short films connected thinly by a wraparound centering on a man and woman talking via Skype. This is a very low budget film, comprised of three shorts that seemingly were made quite a while ago and were compiled just recently. Here’s a brief review of each of the three shorts.

“The Downfall of Johnny Garrett” is the shortest film of the bunch. It’s story is quite simple and to the point about a woman raped and then seeking vengeance by summoning an angry spirit to strike back at her attacker. This one, while very low budget, really is successful in attaining a mood of fear and vulnerability as the woman walks out of a train station and down a dark alley after work. There’s some decent gore and this one wraps up without being preachy or overwrought. While rape/revenge is not one of my favorite genres, this one proves to be satisfying given the gory retribution that occurs.

“Stalk” is kind of porny, mainly because it centers on a stripper (played by porn star SeRena Lee) who is tormented by a muscle-bound stalker. What makes this one stand out is seeing Lee struggle with day to day things like walking around, running, and simply keeping her top on with her enormously inflated breasts bouncing around all over the place. This one is schlocky to its core, featuring two strip tease sequences and one extended workout sequence with the muscle-headed creeper. The ending is over the top with Lee struggling to stay upright while fleeing through hallways from her stalker wearing only a thong. “Stalk” is ridiculous and undeniably entertaining at a simple titillation level, and I must say seeing big, BIG boobs bouncing is a decent way to waste fifteen minutes.

The final and longest installment is “Hair of the Dog,” is an ambitious thriller about a man who wakes up with no recollection about the night before and slowly remembers the horrifying events which lead to a bloody rampage involving a femme fatale with a chainsaw. While highly amateur in the way it looks, there is an infectious sense of anything goes in this 45-minute flick. I especially enjoyed the siege on the house which plays around with the environment available, is set to some fun metal, and involves some peppy and gory action.

Purveyors of highbrow cinema will find a lot to raise their snouts to with THE GRUESOME THREESOME. There is an appreciation for indie horror that permeates most of this trilogy of shorts. It’s low fi and do it yourself, but still, the effort was made and appreciated for the sleazy schlockiness of them all.

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