A spoof from the first frames, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is ten jokes and gags a minute (at least), but it’s far too ultra ironic and in on the joke than it should be. I laughed a few times, but it became tiresome, especially with its running time of over 100 minutes.
A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment.
Chico, California is the setting for a massacre, as perpetrated by a skin-masked serial killer called Motherface. The victims: Dude Bro’s, namely a fraternity house, led by a handsome dude bro named Brock (Alec Owen), who killed the original Motherface in a confrontation. But Motherface is back, and after she kills Brock, she goes after Brock’s twin brother Brent, who has just joined a fraternity house. Nobody is safe around Brent: Motherface starts picking them off one by one when they’re all at a remote cabin retreat, just like at all the other slasher movie locations. Motherface chooses creative and elaborate kills (the beer tap kill was memorable), finally getting around to Brent, but is Brent just lucky enough to survive and escape his confrontation with Motherface, or will he go down just like his brother did?
A spoof from the first frames, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is ten jokes and gags a minute (at least), but it’s far too ultra ironic and in on the joke than it should be. I laughed a few times, but it became tiresome, especially with its running time of over 100 minutes. Movies like this need to move fast and be aware that gags run dry pretty quickly, so its biggest mistake was thinking it wouldn’t overstay its welcome. It’s bloody and gory to the max, but it’s never scary or sexy (despite a few nude scenes), and most of the acting is broad and all over the map. It features a supporting role by Greg Sestero (from The Room), and cameos by Patton Oswalt and Larry King (?!). If you enjoy buffoonery and head-slapping and nut-cracking inappropriate humor, you might get a kick out of this one. It’s from a collective of filmmakers who made a name for themselves by making short films. Directed by Tomm Jacobson, Michael Rousselet, and Jon Salmon.
The DVD from Scream Tem Releasing comes with an audio commentary, and it’s also available on Blu-ray.