Someone's in the house. He's watching. He's creeping round, only you can't see him. He's watching you from the walls. He's right behind you now. Looking over your shoulder. He wants the remote control. He's a bad boy. He wants to watch bad movies. Bad bad Ronald...

Saturday, January 29, 2011


"After unsuccessful attempts to revive our ailing economy, the US is forced to cut funding to rural, low-population areas of the nation leaving millions to fend for themselves. Amid ongoing territorial disputes, Nicholas Grim is forced to witness the brutal murder of his parents by Armed Militant Forces in Texas. Now an adult, Grim vows to avenge his family and uncover their killers motives..."


The logline above comes from the Grim production website, but you can pretty much put that out of your mind.   There's some silly, overblown philosophizing about the conspiracy of Government cheese and bleeding heart Liberals, and stuff like that, but the crippled economy and all that shit has less to do with this movie than good wholesome blood spraying bullet wounds.

Grim is a throwback to the Grindhouse revenge exploitation flicks, and the bigger budgeted actioners from the Cannon Group films that filled the videostore shelves in the early 80s (you know, the one's that start off with the famous "A Golan-Globus Production").  There's also a taste of Jim Van Bebber's Deadbeat at Dawn -- however, director/writer Adrian Santiago is not quite the skilled storyteller as Van Bebber. I don't think that Grim will reach cult status, like some of the movies it inspires to be, but it certainly an entertaining enough distraction for a Saturday night.

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