Happy 31 days of Halloween!
This year, we’re celebrating with a different movie pick each day that made me audibly gasp, “WHAT THE FUCK?!“
Our 6th WTF movie pick moment is from Death Drop Gorgeous. I was so excited about the premiere of this movie on Shudder, and it did not disappoint. What’s a creative way to kill someone? I know, a meat grinder!
A dejected bartender and aging drag queen try to survive the hostile nightlife while a serial killer is out killing gay men, and draining them of their blood. Death Drop Gorgeous is written and directed by Michael J. Ahern, Christopher Dalpe, and Brandon Perras, who also had roles in the film. They used first-time actors to keep their budget low. What they did with their small budget, small crew, and shooting locally in Providence was glorious! I love a campy slasher, I love gross and over-the-top kills, and I love to laugh and squirm for a cheap kill.
That’s how I found myself glued to the television, waiting to see how and who would get knocked off next. I love a character to hate, and I love/hated Janet Fitness. I needed to see this douche canoe on POUNDR get his just desserts after being rude to our lovable and hilarious friends, Dwayne and Brian. This a-hole is easily lured away for the promise of a quickie beej and is more than thrilled for the anonymous good time. Enter the meat grinder. No, that’s not a cute nickname. It’s a fucking meat grinder, and I didn’t shout, “WHAT THE FUCK?!” I was more like, “What are you doing? Oh, don’t do that! Oh dear god!” I thought a lot about the fuckery of this kill and kept watching.
Thank you, Death Drop Gorgeous! I laughed and cheered and thought it was charming. I needed more stage performances, but I got all the kills I needed and more. Excuse me while I channel Tragedi (Complete Destruction) and try to spice up my regular, old, dull day.