Movie Review – Killer Rack (2016)

Killer Rack
Directed by Greg Lamberson
Courtesy of Camp Motion Pictures
Release Date: December 13, 2016

It was bound to happen sooner or later. I mean, after all, we’ve had movies about deadly condoms, a vagina with teeth, and even a lethal male member. So why not throw in some terrifying ta-ta’s?

Fortunately, KILLER RACK is well made for a lower budget film, and it’s a lot of fun as well. This tongue-in-cheek horror-comedy is gruesome, hilarious, and even offers a nice bit of social commentary. As such, you’ll get a lot of bang for your buck with this one.

If you are not familiar with KILLER RACK, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Camp Motion Pictures:

From the director of Slime City comes a screwball horror comedy about a set of monstrous mammaries: Killer Rack! In a world that prizes breast size over accomplishments, Betty Downer just can’t get a break. Scorned by her co-workers, ridiculed by her boyfriend and overlooked by her boss, Betty impulsively books breast enhancement surgery with the Elder Gods-worshipping Dr. Kate Thulu…and then all hell breaks loose! Don’t miss the festival sensation Fangoria calls funny and bloody and 411mania calls a wild and wicked horror comedy! Winner of multiple awards including Outstanding Horror Comedy (Zed Fest). Killer Rack! Bonus features include: Short Film: Kill the Bitch, Deleted Scenes, Behind-the-scenes, Trailer, Short Film: The Camper

I knew I was in for an entertaining ride when the DVD’s main menu popped up and the, uh, “theme song” began to play. The tune is a clever and funny little ditty that describes the main focus of this film in various colorful phrases and innuendos. Needless to say, I was laughing before I even started the movie.

KILLER RACK is shot fairly well and looks good for a low budget film. The picture quality is nice and clear, and the lighting is impressive as well. Unfortunately, the sound quality is where this film suffers. Some of the scenes are muted, making it almost hard to hear, while others have an echo-like quality. This isn’t enough to detract from the enjoyment of the film, but I do feel it worth mentioning.

The acting is decent as well. Granted, it’s not great, but it’s not bad enough to take away from the movie as a whole. But that’s the best part: it doesn’t have to be good to enjoy the film. Even so, I particularly like scream-queen legend Debbie Rochon as Dr. Kate Thulu; Rochon is always a joy to see onscreen, and her performance here is campy and great.

The special effects in KILLER RACK are very good, and they look great onscreen. There’s a nice bit of carnage here and there, and even the Killer Rack itself looks fairly believable.

I am surprised at the lack of nudity in the film. This isn’t a negative, but just an observation; I figured with a subject matter such as it is, the film would be overflowing with T & A. Not so. Very little is actually shown, with much more simply implied. The result is a film that comes off as almost clean in some aspects…but not really.

KILLER RACK is a lot of fun, and I highly recommend it. Don’t expect a big budget blockbuster, and you’ll have a great time with this one. It is available now.

MSB

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