Zombies are the middle children of the otherworldly family. Vampires are the oldest brother who gets to have a room in the attic, all tripped out with a disco ball and shag carpet. Werewolves are the youngest, the babies, always getting pinched and told they're cute. With all that attention stolen away from the middle child zombie, no wonder she shuffles off grumbling, "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha."

- Kevin James Breaux

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Film Review: THE GREENSKEEPER (2002)

Written by Kevin Greene and Alex Weir and directed by Greene, Adam Johnson and Tripp Norton the film The Greenskeeper (2002) is a film filled with the indie horror spirit.  A down on his luck screenwriter who moonlights as an assistant greenskeeper of a golf club Allen (Allelon Ruggiero) has a beautiful girlfriend who can’t stand him and former classmates (who are also members of the golf club) who degrade him for having fallen so far when his father owned the golf club.  He only works at the golf club because it’s the only job his stepfather who runs the club would give him.  
Feeling peer pressure from his girlfriend he allows her and her friends access to the golf club at night to party and have fun when no one is around.  Unbeknownst to any of them the myth of the Greenskeeper, a burned formed worker of the golf club that kills anyone who ventures there at night, is real and that they are all being hunted one by one.

Despite being hampered by a meager budget and uninspired cinematography and barely adequate acting the film does score points with the gore factor and the fact that there is nudity is high.  The kills are imaginative and they don’t shy away from the blood.  The film also scores points for a very self aware script and many jokes that are aware of the type of film that it is.  This being said, the film does drag in some places due to the fact that the plot is predictable and offers nothing new as a slasher film but that’s generally the point.  This is your basic ‘80s slasher film which is thin on plot but big on sex, nudity and kills and if that’s what you want in a film then that’s what you’ll get.

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