Judging from the number of 1-star ratings this film has received on Amazon, I’m betting many of those viewers don’t care for campy, tongue-in-cheek films as a whole. And campy is exactly what this film is; but it’s also a lot of fun. You can just tell from the DVD cover this is not a movie to take seriously. If you go into it with the wrong mindset, of course you’re going to hate it. But if you take it for what it is, you’ll probably enjoy. Personally, I loved it, and I think fans of the genre will find it entertaining as well.
If you are not familiar with ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Wild Eye Releasing:
A story of love, leather … and brutal violence! When the Satan’s Sinners, a vicious biker gang, attack a bride and groom on their wedding day, they get a fight they never imagined. Now, armed with some divine intervention and firepower, the murdered groom is out to save his wife any way he can before she is sacrificed to Satan… even if it means dying over and over again until the job is done.
I will not suggest this film is award-worthy, but it certainly held my interest, made me laugh and cringe both (sometimes at the same time!), and provided some solid eye-rolling entertainment. You just can’t ask for much more than that out of a film like this.
ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE is shot pretty well and looks good overall. The camerawork doesn’t really stand out, nor does the production value, however neither are they detractors from the film.
The acting is decent, about what you would expect out of a film like this. I will admit no one in the cast gave a breakout performance, however I can see talent creeping out of a few folks.
The special effects in ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE are good, and I am particularly impressed with the gore. Some of it is campy, but it is well done and looks nice onscreen.
ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE won’t be for everybody, but I enjoyed it, and I recommend it to folks who enjoy horror-comedies. The film doesn’t measure up to the likes of TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL or THE EVIL DEAD, but it’s still merit-worthy and fun to watch. It is available now.