Thursday 26 October 2023

REVIEW: Slotherhouse (2023 Film) - Starring Lisa Ambalavanar, Sydney Craven and Tiff Stevenson

Review by Jon Donnis
"Slotherhouse" is a 2023 horror-comedy film that takes an outrageously absurd premise and runs with it. Director Matthew Goodhue, along with writers Bradley Fowler and Cady Lanigan, have created a film that will undoubtedly leave audiences in stitches, albeit with a few moments of cringe-inducing shock.

The story revolves around Alpha, a psychopathic sloth from Panama, and Emily Young's quest to become the president of Sigma Lambda Theta. What starts as a seemingly innocent pursuit quickly turns dark as a string of fatalities implicates Alpha in the murders. This sets the stage for a wildly unconventional horror-comedy.

One of the film's undeniable strengths is its embrace of the ludicrous and its commitment to its own unique brand of humor. If you've ever wanted to see a sloth engage in absurdly violent acts, from stabbing to electrocuting unsuspecting victims or taking selfies with them, then "Slotherhouse" is your kind of movie. The film revels in its insane premise and over-the-top violence, delivering a giddily cheesy horror-comedy vibe that's sure to entertain.

However, the film does push the boundaries of absurdity to the extreme. A sloth using a laptop and even driving a car may be a bit too much for some viewers. While the over-the-top nature of the film is part of its charm, it may be a turn-off for those seeking a more grounded horror-comedy experience.

Additionally, some of the gore in the film has been toned down, presumably to secure a lower cinema rating. This decision, while understandable, leaves one wondering why the filmmakers didn't fully commit to their absurd vision, potentially limiting the film's appeal to a broader audience.

Despite these minor drawbacks, "Slotherhouse" is a film that manages to stand out in a crowded genre by embracing its outrageous premise. It's a unique and genuinely funny horror-comedy that dares to be different. With its blend of humor, horror, and sheer audacity, it's a cinematic experience that deserves recognition.

In my book, "Slotherhouse" is a solid 8.5 out of 10. If you're in the mood for a wild, unforgettable, and hilariously bizarre horror-comedy, give it a watch. Just be prepared for a level of absurdity that's not for the faint of heart.

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