100 Tears Reviews
When we're focused on Gurdy's rampage, this film is simply magic. Stylish, brutal and astonishing in it's abililty to deliver buckets upon bathtubs of quality gore.
In fact, the wholesale slaughter scenes are so breathlessly entertaining, the moment the film shifts to our daring duo's "sleuthing", the pace stumbles some.
Thankfully, these moments are rare (Koch knows why we watch films like this and it ain't for the dialogue) and serve like a brief opportunity to mop the blood off your TV before the next meatcleaver massacre set piece.
A must for slasher fans and gore-fiends.
This is a seriously B-Rated movie but my friend Tim O'Hearn is in it so its a fav!
The film couldn't seem to make up it's mind if it was a psychological thriller or a horror movie about a killer clown. Plus the main plot device of the film is the town's cops are stupid and can't put the clues of: grease paint, tear drop, and an eyewitness account of "a clown was killing everyone" together and come up with Fair! The stupid cop ploy is a pet peeve of mine, and independent or big budget Hollywood, if you can't come up with something better then that, you should probably just forget the whole thing.
If you're not a big fan of horror films then you probably don't want to spend your time with this one. If you are a fan and am not as picky as I am, or have a general love of independent films then I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to you. For me though it just didn't do it.
There is no clowning around in this film. 100 Tears is a non-stop in your face gore fest extravaganza. The killing starts at the beginning and doesn't let you take a breath until the end. Marcus Koch (Director and the blood, sweat and tears of Oddtopsy FX) did an incredible job of keeping on course with the plot and still maintaining a bloodbath at ever turn. The thing that most horror films can't do today. In my opinion horror films today either bore you with to much dialogue or have a plotless film with a bunch of meaningless killing in it. I was impressed to see that Koch was able to find a happy medium between the two.
The second thing that stuck out in the film was the chemistry between Mark and Jennifer. Their characters continue to grow throughout the film. Davison was funny and sarcastic and Brown was witty and sincere. While only partners in the film, you definitely get the since that they strongly care for each other ( Mark a little more than Jennifer).
The other characters were just as energetic, but I felt that there needed to be a little more explanation of the other carnie's role in the story. The film gave an outline back story but you can tell there was more participation from the rest of the carnival in what was happening. I guess for a full explanation, we can only hope for a sequel.
With all of that and a killer soundtrack that only excites and intensifies the film.
100 Tears exceeds your normal indie horror and competes with the big boys. I know this will not be the last we hear from Koch and Davison. If you did not get to see this in theaters or festivals earlier this year you will still get your chance. 100 Tears is being distributed SJW and Grindstone Entertainment. The 100 Tears DVD is due out nationwide by the end of this year and I am hoping to see some outtakes and behind the scenes footage in the home video release.
All in all, 100 Tears is a big top blood splattering attraction. Gurdy with his gigantic meat clever makes Pennywise look as harmless as Bozo the Clown. I highly recommend this film and I am glad to see a Killer Clown back in the spotlight once again.