Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film (2018) Movie Review



Directed by Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons Written by Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons
Starring Maxwell Frey, Derek Gibbons, Kristen Martin

87 mins - Horror | Mystery - Release date: 26 January 2018

Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film is the feature-length directorial debut from the writing/directing team of Maxwell Frey and Derek Gibbons. Naturally, as a low-budget affair, the movie stars Frey and Gibbons, as well as Kristen Martin, Clint Keepin, Cirocco Dunlap, and a few more friends.

Filmed on location in Brooklyn, Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film was officially released October 15, 2016, but didn’t hit select theaters and VOD until January 26, 2018. It’s no surprise that there was such a delay either; films like these, whether they’re good or bad, tend to have niche appeal and require theaters that cater to such markets.

I’m not going to slam this movie for all its faults just because I didn’t like it. But the facts remain that the story is thin, the acting is bad, the cinematography is amateurish at best, and there are no likeable characters… so much so that you want the Bushwick Party Killer to get them all.

That being said, the opening scene is B-movie excellence, and as I’ve said before, it definitely pays homage to 1981’s Student Bodies. It’s a shame that the filmmakers couldn’t keep that momentum going, and instead created a movie that looks nothing like its promising intro.

The other cool thing about Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film is the poster/box art. Oh, and also the scene in which the girl is receiving oral in the kitchen when the Bushwick Party Killer shows up is pretty funny.


The Verdict:

Psychotic! A Brooklyn Slasher Film is worthwhile, but only for the intro. The only other reason I can see for watching this is if you’re on a deserted island with only one DVD to watch, which you don’t get to choose.

Rock Hard \m/

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