Bloody Knuckles is the outrageously offensive, yet insanely funny feature film debut from writer/director Matt O' Mahoney. It's gory, it's rude, and it's incredibly vulgar, but it's awesome nonetheless!
Travis (Adam Boys) is an underground comic book artist with a penchant for the obscene. When one of his comics insults a Chinatown crime boss, the gangster punishes Travis by removing his drawing hand. A daunted Travis retreats into a life of alcoholic misery. That is, until his hand returns from the grave...
Okay so as per usual, I am going to split this review into five different sections. Acting, Story Line, Originality, Special Effects and General Overview. If there are any other films you would like me to review, feel free to ask me in the comments below!
The acting from the main three characters (played by Adam Boys, Ken Tsui and Gabrielle Giraud) was all pretty up to scratch, so I have absolutely no complaints there! I would say that the acting was actually fairly decent from most of the cast - but if I do have one complaint, it would be about the Chinese gang, who's acting was very stiff, and unfortunately not very believable at some stages of the movie.
There are actually some very clever scenes and ideas in this movie, with the opening scene being one of them. Without giving too much away - we are straight away introduced into the world of "Vulgar Invasions," although we of course don't instantly realize this!
The story line in general is pretty crazy, but it really works. To have a severed hand come back from beyond the grave to both help and pester its previous owner is a bit of a strange concept, but it's definitely original, and some of the scenes where we have Travis and his hand bickering are incredibly funny.
The film started on a high note, and ended on a high note - as far as I'm concerned, there were no plot holes and it all made as much sense as an insane horror comedy would. The story all flowed nicely, and was great fun to watch.
SO original, I've never seen anything like it! Such an awesome idea for a film, and it made for an awesome horror-comedy - because that kind of theme really couldn't be any other genre could it? Bloody Knuckles really brought something new to the table, and could easily be host to either a sequel or a spin off movie - Perhaps 'The Adventures of Homo Dynamous!'
Great in some parts, not so great in others. I guess for an indie flick, the effects held up pretty well, but there were some scenes that could have definitely been done better. I will give credit where it's due, as the 'hand' was done incredibly well, and you really couldn't have hoped for much more there! There were some incredibly over the top gory fight scenes between the Chinese mobsters and Travis, 'Homo Dynamous' and company, which were done in a way that was rather unrealistic - but clearly made that way for comedic effect, and it certainly worked well!
This film started off well, it ended well, and there was never a dull moment. The acting is decent enough, with non stop inappropriate jokes (although I will admit that it got a bit too much for my personal taste at times), but all in all, I will be happy to label this as the best Indie film that I have ever seen!
Bloody Knuckles goes where no film has ever gone before - or should I say, where no film has ever DARED go before, so if you've got a strong stomach and a wicked sense of humor, I truly suggest you give it a go, as you will not be disappointed!
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