The Bisbee Cannibal Club (2010) Movie Review


THE BISBEE CANNIBAL CLUB

Chemical Burns Entertainment
Directed by Bill Robertson
Reviewed by Charlynn Hardin

Another film from Chemical Burns Entertainment may seem like just another low-budget over the top blood and puke fest, but sorry folks, The Bisbee Cannibal Club cracked me up. Probably not, supposed to, but I found it to be funny. Vegetarians have become a hot commodity in the little town of Bisbee, Arizona they are disappearing and it is at the discovering of some locals that pin the disappearances on a Cannibal Club. Yep, you read that right folks…Cannibals!

A local man takes a trip, out to a secret peyote garden. He discovers the Trippy crop has been disturbed and used as a Human Barbeque and burial site. The guy makes a mad dash back to town, to spread the news to his rowdy bunch of friends.

Later as time creeps by, the group of friends finds the remains of one “Butt-Sniff Bob”. The upset at “Butt-Sniff Bob’s” demise leads to forming a vigilante group. Will they find the Cannibals…hell yeah they do! Will they stop the insanity? Will vegetarians live to eat another salad? Does the female character Passion get naked? Look for The Bisbee Cannibal Club at: http://www.chemicalburn.org/, http://www.amazon.com/, http://www.bestbuy.com/, etc., and find out the answers to these questions and more.

My critique of the film, it looks like a bunch of people just up and decided to make a film one weekend. If you like violence, crude humor, graphic and explicit scenes, you won’t be disappointed. It’s all here with a little comedy thrown as Lagniappe, a little something extra. However, if you are expecting a serious film, with major gore and darker violent content, this is not the film for you. If you are out and see the DVD cover art, it will catch your eye. There is a female cannibal on the front with a hank of scarlet red meat and some ruddy stained human skulls piled up to the right. When I opened it and popped in to watch, based on how I perceived the cover to be, was not what I expected to see.

The first scenes were a sure sign of low budget, the over dramatization and practical shouting matches with the characters as they delivered their lines had me thinking, “uh-oh”, but after about 5 minutes, I was laughing and I watched it all the way through. The Bisbee Cannibal Club has its moments and some of the kill scenes were really cheesy. Special effects were reserved for blood spatter and puke scenes. Something that could have been avoided, had I but closed my eyes, but happened too fast.

My personal opinion for independent low-budget films is changing. I used to think, when I would hit upon a low-budget film, where the characters were shouting their lines, as if they were on stage before a large audience, what the hell was the production company thinking? Now after the exposure to other indie film makers on Facebook, I understand that money raised for these projects is precious. So many factors in making a film, takes money. Sometimes, the lesser experienced actors and actresses are overlooked in order to use the funds on the special effects, the type of camera used, location, etc.

My opinion is not to be confused or addressed as an excuse for the rating I gave this film, but hopefully a message to indie film makers. Just because your project is low-budget, it doesn’t give an out to skimp on the people portraying and conveying your characters to the viewers. The actors are important, to make the characters believable and with experience comes control of tone.

As far as my rating for THE BISBEE CANNIBAL CLUB, I would say 2 for spoofy comedy plus 1 for originality of story so 3 out of 10