Microwave Massacre

Microwave Massacre

Director: Wayne Berwick, Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe

Cast: Wayne Berwick, Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe

     
 

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Donald (Jackie Vernon) is a construction worker whose nagging wife, May (Claire Ginsberg) fancies herself a gourmet cook. Though all he wants is a simple baloney and cheese sandwich, she serves up botched delicacies straight from the microwave. One night Donald comes home drunk and snaps; he murders his wife, dismembers her and wraps the pieces in tinfoil to hide in

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Donald (Jackie Vernon) is a construction worker whose nagging wife, May (Claire Ginsberg) fancies herself a gourmet cook. Though all he wants is a simple baloney and cheese sandwich, she serves up botched delicacies straight from the microwave. One night Donald comes home drunk and snaps; he murders his wife, dismembers her and wraps the pieces in tinfoil to hide in the freezer. When he mistakenly eats a few bites of his former wife, he discovers just how delicious a woman can be. Donald shares the meat with his coworkers (who are oblivious to its origin) and starts picking up prostitutes to restock his pantry. Since he's free of his wife, eating well and having sex for the first time in years, Donald is finally content; what he doesn't realize is that the giant microwave he cooks his meals in is affecting his pacemaker. There's plenty of spilled blood, bad taste and bared bosoms in this low budget black comedy.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Fred Beldin
With a title like Microwave Massacre and deadpan stand-up comic Jackie Vernon in the lead, there's little doubt that this cheap cannibal saga is meant as a comedy, though some might debate how well it delivers on that promise. The humor is obvious and juvenile, obsessed with sex and other bodily functions, and what little laugh value these obnoxious gags might hold for the puerile-minded is destroyed with soggy timing and a laggard pace. Vernon (who once provided the voice of Frosty for the holiday perennial Frosty The Snowman) is as unfunny here as his unknown costars, often worse. His sluggish demeanor suggests not merely embarrassment, but utter confusion, as if he's waking up from a bad dream and trying to figure out where his career is. Lots of rubber body parts are tossed about the set for sick giggles, and there's a topless woman every ten minutes or so, all in a desperate attempt to go "over the top." Despite utterly failing as comedy, horror and pornography, Microwave Massacre is grotesque enough in design and attitude to be fascinating, much like a car accident. Director Wayne Berwick obviously had low budget mischief-making of this sort in his blood; he is the son of veteran exploitation director Irvin Berwick, who helmed the distinctive creature feature The Monster of Piedras Blancas.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/16/2016
UPC:
0760137880295
Original Release:
1983
Source:
Arrow Video
Region Code:
0
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
14

Special Features

Brand new audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler, moderated by Mike Tristano; Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein; Trailer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Microwave Massacre
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [5:50]
3. Chapter 3 [4:38]
4. Chapter 4 [6:03]
5. Chapter 5 [10:26]
6. Chapter 6 [5:53]
7. Chapter 7 [5:13]
8. Chapter 8 [7:46]
9. Chapter 9 [4:43]
10. Chapter 10 [7:07]
11. Chapter 11 [6:06]
12. Chapter 12 [5:18]
13. Chapter 13 [7:07]

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