100 Tears Review
Written by: HauntedTrousers
So, a psychotic clown named Gurdy (aka The Teardrop killer) is hacking people to bits while a husband-n-wife reporter team are hot on his trail, hoping to catch the murderous funny-man.
First, lemme say, this is easily one of the goriest slashers I've ever seen (possibly one of the bloodiest ones EVER). This is epic-scale slaughter with numerous decapitations, heads spit in half, limbs lopped off, bodies hacked apart, guts ripped out, stabbings, skil-saw attacks, squashed skulls, sledge-hammer beatings and more, all very well done and shown in loving, graphic detail.
The flick looks good, too. Despite what is likely a low budget, 100 Tears, at times, rivals many bigger budget slice-n-dicers. The scenes involving the psycho clown are all stylishly shot with a creepy, washed out look, adding to the overall "ugliness" of the murders. Gurdy, himself is a success. Clowns are creepy at the best of times, and this one is particularly intimidating. Hulking, ugly, blood-soaked and packing a ridiculously big meat cleaver. A far more effective killer than Hatchet's goofy man-in-a-rubber-suit. That's the good stuff.
On the downside, when the action switches to the reporter couple and their amateur sleuthing, this thing grinds to a screeching halt. Watching what may be the most boring on-screen couple in history, the viewer is left pining for the next kill scene to get this thing back on track. The acting ranges from acceptable to awful, but, whatever, this is a slasher, not No Country for Old Men. Bottom line, when this crazy mutha focuses on delivering the gore and kills, it's a bloody home run. Think of everything in between as commercial breaks (get a snack, take a piss, etc) and you've got a satisfying, if flawed, gore-fest.