The title says it all!
This 1989 chunk of German shot-on-video slop, made for
a reported 5,000 marks, attained some notoriety on the underground video
circuit back in the early nineties (when the German NEKROMANTIK was all
the rage). Back then the film’s creators, the self-proclaimed “Violent
Shitters,” aggressively flogged VHS copies of the film and its
soundtrack CD at horror conventions.
Believe it or not, there was a VIOLENT SHIT 2 in 1992
and a part 3 in 1999.
A young boy is yelled at by his mother so he stabs her
to death. Cut to “Twenty Years Later,” when the boy has just broken out
of the mental hospital where he spent the past couple decades.
A gaggle of retarded kids are being driven through the
woods. Stopping off for a piss, the kids’ overseers are slashed up by
the protagonist. Later that night a woman’s car breaks down in the area
and she’s chopped up by the maniac, who makes a point of slicing off one
of her boobs and eating it.
The following morning the freak chops off an arm and
the penis of a good Samaritan motorist. He also splits the skull of a
tree trimmer and uses the dead man’s electric saw to slice his partner
Is this psycho finished? Hardly! The following night he
disembowels a motorist and then attacks a man outside a church before
undergoing a final bloody metamorphosis…
Quite simply, everything about this 73-minute
monstrosity sucks. The acting is shit, the cheap video photography looks
like it was lensed on somebody’s old VHS camcorder (which it most likely
was), the narrative is a clumsy mess, the audio sounds like it was
recorded in an echo chamber, the gore effects are laughably inept, and
the whole thing is set to an awful, wailing synthesizer score. I could
go on, but I think you get the drift.
The most dispiriting thing about VIOLENT SHIT is the
fact that it’s proven far more influential on today’s no-budget gore
fests than the likes of
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE and
FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH.
Those films were competently made, after all, which places them
far outside the scope of most modern horror indies, which tend to be
amateurish, unconvincing and plain worthless affairs--just like VIOLENT
Blood Pictures/Reel Gore
Director: Andreas Schnaas
Producers: “The Violent Shitters”
Screenwriter: Andreas Schnaas
Cinematography: Steve A.
Editing: Steve A.
Cast: “K. The Butcher Shitter,” Gabi Bazner, Uwe Boldt, Marco Hegele,
Lars Warncke, Werner Kninfke, Bettina X, Andreas Schnaas