Great, glorious, gory stuff with buckets of blood! If you're easily offended, steer clear :)
- Hobo with a Shotgun review by RP
Low budget Canadian schlock horror film filled with over-the-top gratuitous violence. It's supposedly a homage to the 'grindhouse' films of the 1970s - 1980s, perhaps what in the UK we might call 'video nasties'.
'Hobo With A Shotgun' first appeared as a spoof trailer screened as part of the 'Grindhouse' double bill (comprising Robert Rodriguez' ' Planet Terror' and Quentin Tarantino's 'Death Proof') - the film 'Hobo With A Shotgun' is based on the premise outlined in this spoof trailer, which you can find on YouTube.
Suffice to say that it's seriously violent with much bloodshed and seems to set out to as offensive as possible, albeit in a sort of 'rude schoolboy' manner. Don't watch it if you're easily offended by (for example) assorted slaughtering, heads being removed by a barbed wire tow-rope, semi-naked women gyrating in fountains of blood, schoolgirl prostitutes, drug use, a flamethrower used on a school bus, partial decapitation by hand saw, assault by ice skate, disembowelling a strung up body with a baseball bat with embedded razor blades, motorbike riding demons, much f-ing and blinding - oh yes, and lots of shotgun wounds.
Rutger Hauer's lined and timeworn face is perfect for the unnamed hobo who rides into town and plans to buy a lawnmower for his future garden maintenance business - but ends up buying a shotgun instead.
If that sounds like the film for you, I can recommend it. Great, glorious, gory stuff with buckets of blood - 4/5 stars. But if you're easily offended, I suggest you steer clear.
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