Eines meiner ersten Kindheitstraumata auf Videoband. Nachts aufgenommen waren die Bilder für meinen sensationsgierigen Geist viel zu schmutzig, die 'Troma'-Splattermomente so Dogma95 real und billig zugleich. Ein Bild, dass einem übel wird und laienhafte Darstelller, dass die magische Hochglanzkulisse fehlt, die einem die Sicherheit gibt, dass das alles nur ein Film ist. Ich will ihn wieder sehen - aber nicht heute..
Horror-Trash mit einigen durchaus interessanten, experimentellen Bildern. Sonst aber ein Herumreiten auf immer gleichen und zu einfachen Allegorien und Metaphern. Dieser Film ist, wenn auch bewusst gewollt, geschmacklos. / Horror-Trash with some interesting, experimental pictures. Otherwise riding on always resemble and to easy allegories and metaphors. This film is, even if consciously artificial, tastelessly.
Shows newly reformed Germany's debate on accepting Westernized values at this difficult time. The grindhouse aesthetic is proof that when filmmakers work on the unfettered principle of so-called 'bad-taste' it's equivocal to freedom. Its extremely unfocused, childish nature mars it, though. The half-baked metaphor and outrageous nature is there, however. Not enjoyable, but historical and politically meditative.
More gorey to laugh than gorey to shock; dummy gets hit by a car, a woman with a knife up her butt sits down, man ironically peels off his gore make up. Simultaneous to the "horror & humor" the film attempts to create an analogy for the reunification of Germany and fall of the Berlin Wall by trying to take dismembered parts of the individual and put them back together in wurst. Slightly boring, but it made a point.
The scene where Clara kills her "husband" in the beginning reminded me of the last episode of True Detective, the "love nest" of the killer "Spagetti Monster". The two stars are for the production designer and whoever found the outdoor locations and abandoned "wasteland" set. Otherwise this film just plain sucked.
A surprising satirical endeavor, The German Chainsaw Massacre trivializes American cinema while simultaneously meditating on the reunification of Germany. With terrifying juxtapositions of Western and Eastern absurdities, the film focuses on the buffer zone between true Democracy and shrouded Communism, while gently reminiscing of naive Americans exploring the dark and dangerous corners of the deep South.
MUBI would have us believe that this disgusting horror film is "meaningful". So far, all of this dude's films are bad. The one he made when he was seven wasn't as bad as the ones he made when he grew up. But that one wasn't good either. This one is disgusting AND stupid. Serious cinema lovers, steer clear! This film is like a particularly foul-smelling bowel movement.