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The Misled Romance of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy (2007)

The Misled
Romance of
Cannibal Girl
& Incest Boy


This cute little 13 minute short film from Richard Taylor and Zack Biens is the goriest love story I've ever seen and I loved every minute of it!   Shot on Super 8 Film, The Misled Romance of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy makes you feel like you're watching someone's home movies from the 70s; someone who likes to brutally kill and eat people!  The title is perfect because if you like the title, you'll probably like the movie and if you're offended by the title, you'll probably be offended by the movie (but if you are offended by the title, what the hell are you doing here at Film Apocalypse anyway?)  

The film is presented silent movie style with no subtitles or dialog of any kind; just a variety wild of music (by Tim Johnson) playing as a backdrop to all kinds of zany, cannibalistic action.  With a low budget campy style and a punk rock attitude, The Misled Romance of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy looks like it was as fun to make as it was to watch.  

You know what you're getting into right from the beginning of the film when you see Troma Entertainment's illustrious president, Lloyd Kaufman, happily walking down the street only to be tripped by Cannibal Girl so that she can stomp his head in like a cantaloupe, leaving a bloody, gory mess on the sidewalk.  From there on out, the film is all blood, gore, cannibalism, punk & goth clothing, blood, abortions, protestors, blood, impaling, short skirts, blood, decapitation, boobs, blood, face eating, dismemberment, blood, cemetery sex, thigh-high stockings, a dumpster labeled 'aborted fetuses' and one blow job gone horribly, horribly wrong...and blood!

Janine Laurent & Paul Lucero are excellent in their silent portrayal of Cannibal Girl and Incest Boy.  Janine in particular really delivers an excellent performance.  Even without any dialog or text, you can follow the story just from reading her facial expressions.  It's amazing to me that I actually end up loving the characters this much in a film that's insanely crazy with such a short running time!  The acting by the remainder of the cast is appropriately over the top.  

The story is fun.  The style is artistic.  The body count is high.  If you have a love of the horror genre and have a Troma-style sense of humor, this film is sure to leave a smile on your face.

I have read that the DVD release has a couple of other short films and a ton of bonus features.  However, the version that I have (which was an advance screener) only has the the film itself, so I can't really comment on the rest of the content of the DVD.  Hopefully I'll have a chance to check out the full DVD package and add to this review later.

Gore-o-meter rating: 5 out of 5 (you couldn't ask for more gore in a 13 minute film!)

Skin-o-meter: 1 out of 5 (Topless sex in cemetery scene)