Dear God No! (2011) Movie Review
“When The Blood Begins To Flow, Who Will Be Left To Scream…”
Directed by: James Bickert (“Dumpster Baby”)
Starring: Jett Bryant, Madeline Brumby, Paul McComiskey & Olivia LaCroix
Review by: Jeff C
About the Film: The film follows an outlaw motorcycle gang known as ‘The Impalers’ as they wind down a tri-state rape and murder spree. After a gruesome battle with rival club, ‘Satan’s Own’, the survivors hole up in a secluded cabin in the North Georgia mountains. Taking advantage of what seems like easy marks for their depravity, the rough and tough ‘Impalers’ soon find themselves struggling to survive the flesh-eating killing machine that lives in the forest.
Director James Anthony Bickert’s biker/horror/sexploitation mash-up was shot entirely on Super 16mm film, using practical effects, and limited to technology of the era that the film is set in.
My Thoughts: I have to admit when the director and his crew came through the doors at the PollyGrind Film Festival, I was more than a little skeptical. You see they had spent a little time at the bar next door, so by time their movie screened I imagine they weren’t feeling much pain. So how shocked was I when this movie absolutely stold the show, making it my biggest surprise of the week and a lock to score at least 1 or 2 awards when the festival winners are announced.
It didn’t take much more than 2 minutes into the movie before I realized that the fun-lovin gang that Bickert brought with him to Vegas would be completely outdone by their on-screen personas. This movie has it all …psychotic bikers, gun wielding strippers in Richard Nixon masks and of course, a bloodthirsty bigfoot. If you like sex and gore you’ll find plenty of it here and for those of you who enjoy outrageous movie quotes (and who doesn’t), they’ve got you covered there too. Jim Bickert’s got himself a classic, even before the film’s released. I must warn everybody that this flick is only for the cool kids. If you don’t enjoy movies that are fun and you don’t wanna have a good time, then stay away.
From the music, to the cinematography, to the look of the film itself (shot on 16mm), Bickert covered every base and created a true exploitation film. Go to facebook and ‘like’ the shit out of it and then wait patiently for the release date, which will be hopefully sooner than later. This would make the perfect first half of a double feature along with ‘Hobo With A Shotgun’. Coincidentally, the same artist (Tom Hodge, a.k.a. The Dude Designs) was used to create both film’s incredible movie posters.
I would just like to mention, among the many filmmakers at the PollyGrind who were generous enough to give away items (dvd’s, posters, etc.) over the course of the week-long festival, James topped them all. Not only did he bring a shitload of his badass movie posters, but also 25 limited edition VHS copies of his film, made just for the PollyGrind, that he signed and numbered. I was lucky enough to snag #13 of 25.
***CONTEST*** We’ll be giving away one of the posters in the upcoming PollyGrind edition of the ‘Much of Madness/More of Sin’ podcast in a few weeks. To enter for the drawing, e-mail us at: email@example.com under the heading “PollyGrind Contest”. We’ll announce the winner on Monday November 21st.