What’s the first thing that jumps at you before selecting a movie? For me it’s the title. I mean if it sounds boring I won’t watch it. Luckily we have companies out there like Troma who can always give us a great title and usually pretty great cover art. Who out there didn’t buy Killer Condom, or the classic Toxic Avenger. Well the other day I received there new masterpiece, Honky Holocaust.
Honky Holocaust is a pretty odd film. I won’t lie when I first turned it on I was not digging it, but as I hit the half way point I actually began to enjoy it. It’s the story of how the Manson family succeeds in their plan for Helter Skelter, a race war after they pull off the Tate Murders. They go into hiding after the crime and resurface years later to see their plan succeeded. Only problem is it kind of went south with the Honky’s, if you will being on the short end of the stick. Don’t worry though the Manson Family believed in using rape to repopulate so they have some numbers. Their lead by Danny, handpicked by Charlie himself to lead the group who along with Manson’s biological daughter has a basic plan of getting control back to the white people through violence. Yea, that’s his whole plan.
Flying penis’s, maggots in vaginas, rape, gore, nudity, beyond tasteless jokes, it’s all there. Now I say it’s all there because this is from Troma. If you like Troma films then it’s for you. If you don’t stay away.
I read a few pieces on this film stating how it was all about racism, and it had a hidden message, and it makes people think, and yada yada yada. No it doesn’t. It’s a campy Troma style grindhouse film. Nothing more nothing less. It does start slow, but eventually picks up and actually begins to take itself less seriously as it progresses. For that I will say its definitely worth a watch from Troma fans, or just people looking for something way off the norm to sit down and watch.
Troma, to their credit does put out high quality Blu-Rays and DVD’s and this is no exception. Nice picture and audio and even the usual intro from Lloyd Kaufman himself are all present.
Overall 2.5 out of 3 Stars