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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Dear God No! (2011).

If you are a fan of exploitation movies of the seventies, Dear God No! has a little bit of everything for you. It's got bikers, nudity, Nazi's, Nun's and even Bigfoot. Yes, you did read that right! The movie is crazy, fun and also rather sickening in places. It is definitely one of the best recent exploitation movies I have seen in a long time. And yes, for all those wondering, I do think it is better than Hobo with a Shotgun.

The film follows a biker gang known as The Impalers, who think nothing of raping and murdering anyone they come across. After they finish off a rival biker gang, they chase a couple who witnessed the murders to a cabin in the woods occupied by Dr Marco, who lives with his incredibly shy and strange daughter, Edna. What happens next is beyond crazy, and a must see for fans of exploitation cinema.

The budget on Dear God No! is low, but you know what? I feel that adds so much charm to the exploitation feeling the movie has. If I didn't know any better, I would think that this movie WAS made in the seventies. Everything from the soundtrack to the photography screams exploitation movie! The dialogue is smooth, offensive, funny and brilliantly written, and again works incredibly well. The FX are all practical, and there is lots of blood and severed limbs. The final part of the movie is incredibly gruesome and bloody as the bikers meet their end at the hands of....well, I'll leave it for you to find out.

The movie manages to throw together so many exploitation sub-genres, it is like a movie fans wet dream! Everything from Psychedelia to Nunsploitation is up there on screen for us all to witness and get lost in. The film certainly doesn't take any prisoners, and is all the better for it.

It might very well only appeal to genre fans, but Dear God No! really does deserve a much bigger audience. What director/writer James Bickert has done here, is create a movie that encompasses all that was good about exploitation movies, and made a love letter to those films. And believe me, he has succeeded in every way.

Go see it as soon as you can!! You certainly will not be disappointed!

Darkest regards......Dani

1 comment:

  1. I've had this on my wishlist for awhile now. I can just never catch it for a decent price. Its always 20 or more.