Let's face it--if you've plopped "Monsturd" into your DVD player, you can't be expecting "Lawrence of Arabia." What you've got here is a low-budget endeavor with a clever premise and a catchy title. Anyone not intrigued by a film entitled "Monsturd" undoubtedly has no business watching this--and I'm sure they'll be grateful for that. For the rest of you sickos, the title is the most clever thing about this movie.
The plot, as if it matters, concerns an escaped killer who is gunned down in the sewer after a chemical spill has contaminated the drainage system. Covered in waste, he soon develops into a monster of excremental proportions. Intent on continuing his murderous ways, this walking pile of waste is as merciless as it is odious.
As you might expect from a zero budget film, "Monsturd" has terrible acting and cheesy effects. Ultimately, I wanted to root for this little film--but the writing just isn't as funny as you might hope. After viewing this cinematic treat, one of my friends turned to me and said "you should write a film." I don't know if he was implying that I would also produce a pile of dung--or if he thought I could easily pen something more humorous. For it would have been easy to make this a terrific B-movie--but "Monsturd" relies too heavily on its premise and not enough on pithy dialogue.
Lacking the sophistication and wit of a high-concept B-movie epic like "Killer Condom," I should probably rate this film at 1 star. But, you know what, it's walking poo! That has to be good for another star, doesn't it? If this film sounds like your ideal date movie, by all means, check it out. But be forewarned, "Monsturd" is an acquired taste--or is it a smell? KGHarris, 12/06.