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Parts Unknown

Hell yes!  The 1980s’ VHS vibe, complete with a fabulous post-punk synthwave score and a fetish for gross-out gore, is alive and well thanks to the horror and hilarity of Parts Unknown!

"Hell yes!  The 1980s’ VHS vibe, complete with a fabulous post-punk synthwave score and a fetish for gross-out gore, is alive and well"

So you think your family is a freak show?  The cocaine and the bloodlust in the Von Strasser Family runs deep and wide and, after a chance encounter with a swamp demon (Christina Costello, but voiced by Jake “the Snake” Roberts), this family is coming for you!

Wild Eye Releasing takes underground wrestling to a whole new level as a deal made with a demon from another dimension comes to claim what’s due.  Parts Unknown, written and directed by Richard Chandler, is both wacky and wild as the wide (and weird) world of professional underground wrestling opens its veins upon the bloody mats of horror and exposes a tale so mad and so disturbing that it’s a wonder the damn flick ever got released.

But it did and ANYONE who is as touched in the head as I am when it comes to late night low budget tales of horror is going to dig the hell out of this Boston-based film.

Ugly, gritty, and completely out of its mind, Parts Unknown is a low budget horror flick that doesn’t give a shit about sanity, strong production values, or your need for the PC police as barb-wired bats are brought out to slay this family’s opponents both IN AND OUTSIDE OF THE RING!  {googleads}

Homicidal, spotlight-seeking, drug addicted, fully armed, and crazy as hell, the family - William DeCoff as Hermann Von Strasser, Sarah Michelle as Kitty Von Strasser, Alexander Huck as Harvey Von Strasser, Stephen Cwiok as Karl Von Strasser, and Lizzie Havoc as Lacey Tormada - is led toward a downward spiral as Hermann makes a deal with an entity known as The Holiness in order to assure their place in history.  

Full of some seriously awesome (as in had as hell) characters and solid acting (because this cast knows exactly what type of grindhouse flick they are starring in), this madhouse of a flick delivers the goods with plenty of boobs, butts, and gore as massacres become the norm.  Are you not entertained?!  This constant chaos results in the unplanned death of a probation officer (Alexandra Cipolla) - who is later resurrected - as the trash piling around the Von Strasser Family gets deeper and deeper. 

And it involves a whole hell of a lot of violence, including nipples being cut off (and eaten!), hands blown clean off, and a really uncomfortable scene involving a dildo and razor blades.  Parts Unknown, as its occult theme grows and grows, is only getting started.  Talk about a death-match!Parts Unknown

With awesome synthwave sounds from composers Michael Shiraef and André Ferreira Fernandes, Parts Unknown wants more and more souls watching it.  With nowhere to go, you might as well watch the insanity!

The wrestling arenas might be empty, but that doesn’t mean the fans have to be disappointed.  Parts Unknown, full of some unexpected cameos (Melantha Blackthorne being a big one), doesn’t short its audience when it comes to gore and grime.  It is, in fact, a severely demented ride against the ropes which I absolutely love!

You want blood?  The Von Strasser Family lives for blood!  Parts Unknown body slams onto DVD and Digital July 7 from Wild Eye Releasing.

5/5 beers

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MPAA Rating: Unrated.

: Richard Chandler
Richard Chandler
William DeCoff, Alexandra Cipolla, Sarah Michelle
: Horror
All beauty must die.
Memorable Movie Quote: "I gave my life to professional wrestling."
Wild Eye Releasing
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July 7, 2020
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July 7, 2020.
Synopsis: After losing their livelihoods, a crazed family of disgraced professional wrestlers embarks on a spree of murder and carnage to satisfy a deal made with a demonic entity from another dimension.


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