I’ll be the first to admit – Kill, Granny, Kill is not my bread and butter. But there was something about this sweet little murderous grandma that convinced me to set aside some time in my evening to have a look. The good news is that Kill, Granny, Kill is extremely self aware. This isn’t a B movie masquerading around as the next big thing in horror. As the name implies; this is just about good ol’ fashioned fun. And in that regard, it’s mostly successful.
Answering an in-home help ad for an elderly woman, Abby Daniels leaves family and friends for a remote farmhouse in the country. But all is not as it seems with her fluffy employer, whose locked doors and cellar seem to be hiding some unusual hobbies. When she drunkenly sneaks her boyfriend into the house, breaking the rules about cursing and fornication, Abby is plunged into a nightmare of hellish proportions – pitted against a clan of ruthless, amoral and degenerate flesh-eaters lead by their murderous grandmother.
The film’s dialogue is its saving grace. Production values range from acceptable to surprisingly good, and performances are about like you’d expect from a title such as this. Allow me to give credit where credit is due though, Alicia M. Clark is fantastic as Abby. She’s both likable and funny, and certainly seems the most “natural” of all involved. The dialogue though, is consistently on point. Even when it isn’t…..it is….if you know what I mean. Eating a fried severed penis and exclaiming “the flavor is exploding in my mouth” – shit like that is priceless.
As you might imagine, a story such as this doesn’t exactly have the legs to run far and explore deep character motivation or anything like that. In fact, it’s just over an hour long, and that’s perfect. As ridiculous as it all is, things never drag or feel tedious. If you’re looking into making a slapstick horror film, THIS is how it’s done. You get in, you do what you have to do, and you get the hell out of there. Needless to say, Kill, Granny, Kill isn’t for everyone. Honestly, I didn’t even think it would be for me – but I was wrong. Kill, Granny, Kill is a geriatric nightmare full of murder, sex, cannibalism, and laughs. I dare you to not be entertained.
Kill, Granny, Kill [Review]
It’s a movie about a grandma butchering people with an axe and eating them. Do I really have to sell you on it?