Monday, October 1, 2018

Phil's Halloween Horror Watch: DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III (2015) from Scream Team Releasing - October 1, 2018

Starring Alec Owen, Ben Gigli, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Erik Sandoval, Chelsea St. John, Skyler Rousselet, Greg Sestero
Written by Various Screenwriters
Cinematography by Jon Salmon
Edited by Brian Firenzi
Produced by Various Producers
Directed by Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon
Production by 5 Second Films
Released by Scream Team Releasing

Hello friends and welcome to another year of Phil's Halloween Horror Watch!! Throughout the month of October, I watch an ungodly amount of horror films and write a review for each one! For today, I watched a bona fide cult classic that has plenty of gore, blood, and laughter to go around! So strap in folks as I talk about the bloody hilarious and grotesquely charming indie cult hit DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE PARTY III!

The film's official synopsis: A satirical twist on the gory and sexually charged 1980’s slasher genre, DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE PARTY III is presented as the only surviving VHS copy of the reviled horror franchise’s third, and final, installment. In the wake of two back-to-back mass murders on Chico’s frat row, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother's murder at the hands of the serial killer known as Motherface. As they are picked off one by one, Brent and his fellow Dude Bros must face the terrifying reality that their deadly foe, believed to have been killed (twice!), has returned from the grave (again!), and is hell-bent on the destruction of the Delta Bis.

Original Promotional Poster (2015)
This was such a brilliant satire and a loving homage to the classic 1980's slasher films! By having it looked like it was recorded off a TV onto an old VHS tape, the fate of this long lost horror classic still continues to scare up laughs with modern audiences. And containing a cool 80's sounding soundtrack, the role reversal of having the woman wanting to take a man's virginity, cheesy acting, and a copious amount of blood, the movie was just so much fun to watch!

According to their website, film company 5-Second Films is "a vertically-branded viral humor depository, delivering original commercially-minded content to shareholders and upwardly mobile males, females and space chickens ages 18-35 (with disposable income) since October 30th, 2008." All their films are exactly five seconds long, so it's not just a marketing ploy folks! The inspiration for the film was based on a short fake trailer with the same name. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign in 2013, the gang went straight into making their short into a feature length reality once they reached their goal.

Hats off to directors Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon for crafting a slasher movie that would fit into the lexicon of 80's horror films. Their compositions and set-ups are lifted right from that era, and they cram so much fun and gore into each frame! It truly does look like it was recorded on an old VHS tape, and includes some hysterical commercials. These gentlemen have certainly done their homework, and thus, should be applauded for their hard work!

Big news came earlier this year when it was announced that the film would be available to view on the horror streaming service Shudder, which was when I first saw the film. But then, Scream Team Releasing (founded by indie filmmaker Justin M. Seaman, the writer/director of the 2016 cult hit THE BARN) announced that they were releasing the movie on a special collector's edition Blu-Ray! The special features on the disc includes a Director's Commentary, Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, Trailer, English, Spanish & French Subtitles, and the making-of documentary "Livers of Darkness"

DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III is an over-the-top modern day cult classic that horror fans will get a kick out of!! It's easily this year's "Best Bro Horror Flick!" So for all you bros out there, grab your best bro, pick up a couple of kegs, kick back on the couch and check out your fellow bros up on the TV screen! Just make sure that you leave a space for Motherface!! 5 out of 5 stars!! Highly recommended!!

DUDE BRO PARTY MASSACRE III is available on a special collector's edition Blu-Ray. To purchase a copy for yourself, please visit their website at To learn more about 5-Second Films and to watch their films, visit their website at

Thanks for watching, and enjoy the horror!

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