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A secret government lab has been trying to create the ultimate weapon using the DNA of infamous serial killers Jeffrey Dahmer and John Wayne Gacy, but there's one big problem ... they've escaped! Bloody mayhem stretches across the United States as they go on the ultimate killing spree. Trying to stop the maniacal madness is Ringo, a hick warrior being trained by God, using only a shotgun and a bottle of whiskey. In his road trip to hell, he must first fight off his own demons, not to mention an army of Japanese ninjas and a super serial killer! It all leads up to the ultimate showdown!
Sigh. When I first heard the plot description of this movie a while back, and then saw the totally off the wall trailer, I was incredibly excited about experiencing the fun Troma style film that was surely waiting for me. Cut to many months later and there I was tonight bored out of my mind while watching it, a complete and utter mess of a movie that's devoid of even half the charm of the worst films from the afformentioned Troma. Dahmer vs Gacy is, unfortunately, a steaming hunk of trash, and not in any kind of good way, no matter how high your blood alcohol content is while watching it.
Ninjas, clones of Dahmer and Gacy, cameos by Steven Adler, Harland Williams (as God), Felissa Rose and even one of the little lollipop people from Wizard of Oz ... it seemed like all the elements were in place for a twisted and totally oddball slice of fun with this one, seemingly a cult classic in the making. Sadly, it turned out to be nothing more than a movie that serves as a reminder that a fun premise needs an equally fun execution in order to be, well, fun. Most of the film revolves around anything but Dahmer or Gacy and it's a total clusterfuck mess from start to finish, jumping all over the place with one ridiculous and unfunny scene after another. It's a mind numbingly stupid and boring hour and a half long torture session, a total waste of time that's entirely devoid of all of the elements it thinks it's delivering in copious moments, and i'm honestly not sure why i'm still wasting even more of my time writing about it. It's one of those movies that I would've given the eject button treatment to about 15 minutes in, in the days before I had a blog and felt obligated to fully watch and review new releases and, especially, screeners i've been sent.
Ultimately, the movie comes off as nothing but a poorly executed exercise in poor taste. If you're gonna toss taste in the garbage disposal and exploit horrific true life crimes in the name of silly childish humor, at least make a halfway decent movie, will ya? Can't help but feel bad for the families who were affected by these crimes who have to deal with drivel like this that depicts the sick psychos who murdered their sons and brothers as whimsical and almost heroic cartoon characters. Again, if any aspect of this were well executed I wouldn't be spouting these kinds of sentiments, but I was just rubbed the wrong way by the whole thing. Bad taste or not, it's a shit movie either way, which is the main point I must stress.
My advice with this one is to just read the plot and imagine the fun movie it could've been in your head. Avoid watching the actual thing at all costs.
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