Slaughterhouse

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Horror

With SLAUGHTERHOUSE, director Rick Roessler has tried to capture the same mix of horror and humor that Tobe Hooper's classic TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE achieved. He delivers a film that falls far short of those high standards, despite some obvious talent behind the camera. Lester Bacon (Don Barrett) is the owner of a long-closed pig slaughterhouse. The land...read more

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With SLAUGHTERHOUSE, director Rick Roessler has tried to capture the same mix of horror and humor that Tobe Hooper's classic TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE achieved. He delivers a film that falls far short of those high standards, despite some obvious talent behind the camera. Lester Bacon

(Don Barrett) is the owner of a long-closed pig slaughterhouse. The land it sits on is valuable and when a local competitor offers to buy him out, Lester refuses. The businessmen are upset, as is Lester, who, with the help of his son, Buddy (Joe Barton), begins to kill off his perceived enemies

one by one. Although a typical slasher film, SLAUGHTERHOUSE offers a few moments of genuine fright. Roessler presents Buddy Bacon as an unstoppable killing monster who communicates only through pig grunts and groans, and the results are unsettling, especially when the 370-pound Barton starts

swinging his oversized mallet. It's obvious that Roessler has talent (his visual technique is quite good), but it's a shame that talent is invested in a movie that has little else to set it apart from the horde of slasher films.

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  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: With SLAUGHTERHOUSE, director Rick Roessler has tried to capture the same mix of horror and humor that Tobe Hooper's classic TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE achieved. He delivers a film that falls far short of those high standards, despite some obvious talent beh… (more)

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