100 Tears Review
Written by: yourmotheratemydog715
"100 Tears" is a low-budget killer clown movie just released on DVD December 9, I think. Looking at upcoming DVD releases, "100 Tears" caught my eye because it was rated "NC-17 for extreme horror violence". Any movie rated NC-17 just for violence sounds fine to me, because I'm a gore freak. The cover art was also cool, so I figured what the hell and rented it online.
"100 Tears" follows two reporters on their quest to gain information about The Teardrop Killer who has killed many, many people, but still has not been caught. Since they seem to be better at gaining information about the killer than the cops, the reporters decide to catch the killer on their own.
First off, the gore is actually pretty good, and there's plenty of it. There's decapitations, limbs being cut off, people getting cut in half and many other deaths all caused by a gigantic meat cleaver wielded by a creepy looking clown. I really have to say that the clown costume does look cool, and is way better than most direct-to-video clown horror movies. The gore also doesn't seem to be awful CGI, like in so many horror flicks these days.
But, when there's not giant meat cleavers cutting people in half, there's two uninteresting reporters trying to find information on serial killers. This is where the movie loses its steam. The dialogue between these reporters and every other character is just awful, and mostly consists of either scatological jokes or the male reporter saying the female reporter is hot. And add the awful acting of the main characters to the bad dialogue, and you have some pretty hard to watch scenes.
I don't quite know what tone the makers were going for in this, though. One second, it's a character saying how hot taking a dump is, and then there's long, drawn-out torture sequences. Is it a comedy? Is it a brutal horror flick? There's enough evidence going both ways that I'm not really sure.
Overall, even though it's not great, I still recommend you track down "100 Tears" if you like lots of gore and don't mind awful acting. And you can't really go wrong with a movie that devotes an entire scene to reporters chasing a black midget around. 6 out of 10 - Decent, Mildly Recommended