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Trailer Park Of Terror [DVD] [2008]
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 6 June 2010
Just saw this the other day on the horror channel and wasnt expecting it to be so good! The acting is really good by everyone and the story is pretty good. Some of the deaths are very brutal and gory but if you can stomach stuff out of say the Saw films then you will be alright with this. The deaths are actually very good and it is a very gory, sexy film with a great soundtrack. Actually one the best horror films I have seen in a long time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERon 22 February 2015
A group of six chippy and lippy High School delinquents are returning home from a mountainside team building exercise. Their chaperone is a Pastor Lewis, who crashes their school bus in the middle of a raging storm. The gang of young offenders and the pastor end up walking into a nearby trailer park, where a pneumatic blonde named Norma makes them very welcome to spend the night whilst the rain torrents down outside. Norma puts the kids up in one of the mobile homes which used to be an Asian hooker's bordello.
What the ASBO teenagers don't know is that the trailer park was the scene of a gun massacre twenty years earlier, which has left the park with a community of flesh hungry hillbilly zombies...
This is a reasonable horror movie, with a definite 80's "straight to video" feel to it. It's an unchallenging, straightforward and predictable gore fest with competent acting and a nicely creepy setting. The F/X is mostly make up effects and not CGI, but it works well enough. The zombie violence is almost cartoonish and isn't scary, but it is entertaining. It's a put your feet up with beer and burgers sort of movie, completely brainless and senseless, but lively and effective as a campy, zombie redneck chiller.
All in all, this is a 3.5 star flick which plays out like a madcap fusion of Deliverance, The Evil Dead and Night Of The Living Dead - Deliverance [Blu-ray] [1972] [Region Free], The Evil Dead [Blu-ray] [2010] [Region Free], Night Of The Living Dead (In Colour) [1968] [DVD].
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 July 2011
Norma has grown up in a trailer park, she's finally met a nice man and she has hopes of love and escaping from her dull, sleazy life. When she goes to meet up with him, a couple of the rednecks who also live in the trailer park end up killing him. Norma storms off and bumps into a man, the man talks her into seeking revenge and escape and gives her a gun. She goes back to the park and kills everyone, she then proceeds to kill herself. This happened in 1981, it's now 2008 and we are with Pastor Lewis and six problem teens (three boys and three girls) who are travelling back from God camp. It's raining heavily and the Pastor crashes the van into a vehicle parked in the middle of the road, they get out and discover a sign that leads them to a trailer park. Once there it appears as though the park is abandoned, until they come across Norma who offers to take them in for the night. Before long they discover that Norma isn't all she seems to be, and all the people she killed 27 years ago are decomposed zombies intent on killing them.

The film is pretty well acted considering the actors know how ludicrous the plot is, everybody plays their roles in a certain way that you can only get away with in a film like this. It's extremely tongue in cheek and has no illusions of being anything other than a fun horror comedy, it's because of this that I felt the movie worked. Norma played by Nichole Hiltz really reminded me of Jaime Pressly in My Name Is Earl, both in terms of looks and accent.

It's a straight to DVD movie but had a budget of $3,250,000, a much higher budget than this type of movie normally gets. It's been put to good use as the zombie make-up all looks very good, the picture also looks like a big budget film instead of the very grainy poor quality you sometimes get. There wasn't as much gore or nudity as I expected, I assumed the dialogue and acting would be awful so they would just throw bucket loads of sex and blood at us. I was happy to discover that they didn't feel they had to resort to it, as there is plenty of good effects, dialogue and laughs to do without it.

The film that I was most reminded of whilst watching this was the 2001 Maniacs remake, if you enjoyed that film then Trailer Park Of Terror is similar and I can't imagine you not liking this. If truth be told, I actually found this a little more enjoyable. I happened to really like the soundtrack, and felt it added to the film. Certainly not going to go down as a classic, but it's very fun and horror fans with a sense of humour should enjoy it. There's some pretty decent extras on the disc, including a making of and cast interviews with the actors in their zombie make up.
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on 8 July 2013
You know what sort of film you are in for when it starts with two hillbilly types talking about Herschell Gordon Lewis. As the title suggests it's set on a trailer park and we soon meet all the trash that live there. All the characters who live there are real fun but Norma the trailer park queen soon kills them and burns down the park.

Twenty or so years later a god bother-er and his group of misfit kids get stranded at the trailer park where an undead Norma offers them accommodation for the night. As the group retire they are greeted to the returning trailer park zombies and much silly gore and shenanigans. The movie presents nothing new, it is light heated fun for about the first hour then some scenes feel a little long as it nears the end. The DVD comes with a great comic thats fun.
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on 6 March 2010
this is a fairly decent flick zombie type flick.it's not your run
of the mill for the genre as far as how the zombies came to be.that
story is actually pretty interesting.i liked that original aspect of
it.the zombies themselves don't make an appearance until over halfway
through the movie,but once they do,things get ugly and bloody
disgusting.the movie is more of a dark comedy and quasi-spoof than
horror,in my opinion.it pays tribute to(or rips off,depending on your
perspective),many classic,and not so classic horror films.it's not
original,but,like i said,the set up is great.but it is lots of
fun,(even funny at times)very entertaining,and fast paced.there are
also some great songs in the movie.i will definitely seek out the
soundtrack.for me,Trailer Park of Terror is a 3.5/5
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
All Norma(Nichole Hiltz) wants is to meet a nice man and escape from the trailer park she's living in. She meets such a man, but the other occupants of the trailer park are offended that she's going to leave her roots. There is a fight, Norma's fiancee is impaled on railings, and Norma swears vengeance. After meeting a stranger on the road, she returns to the trailer park, gun in hand and kills everybody. She then dies after blowing up her own trailer.
Fast forward 20 years, and Pastor Lewis and his group of young sinners, on their way back from God camp, get lost in a storm. They find themselves at the entrance to a trailer park, and their hostess with the mostest is dear Norma, looking delectable in a skimpy red dress. The Pastor is especially excited by her 'beauty'. However, appearances can be deceptive....
This is great, ghoulish fun. It revels in the gory mayhem it provides the viewer with, and the best thing to do is come along for the ride. It does doff its cap to Herschell Gordon Lewis(especially Two Thousand Maniacs) on a couple of occasions, but is inventive enough in its own right to succeed. The actors all do a pretty good job(some hidden under latex masks for the majority of the film), but top marks must go Nichole Hiltz who is absolutely brilliant as both the living and the living dead Norma.
I will have to plead ignorance, and admit to not having read the comic books this film is based on. I'll leave that to more knowledgeable reviewers. What I can say for sure, is that is a great little horror, gory, tounge in cheek and a really enjoyable watch. 4 out of 5
P.s- Just wait till you see the 'happy ending' at the Asian Spa!
P.s#2- Theres a great 'behind the scenes' look at the film as part of the extras, with many of the cast interviewed in their great zombie make up
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on 25 October 2014
When the film first started, it started off well with the main character Norma taking revenge on her trailer park associates. It started off quite gritty but then descends into farce and don't believe the hype - Saw and Hostel are way better films.

The film is reasonably well acted but it's just so ridiculously farcical that it loses any 'terror' aspect. It's more a comedy but without the laughs and it just descends into kids getting murdered and screaming a lot.

A promising start but the horror bit is too lame for it to be scary.
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a girls bofriend is killed on trailer park ,so she does a deal with the devil,each year peple are reported missing where the park exploded and this night a bible basher with 8 young dilinquants hits a wagon left in the road and so they go down to the trailer parl how many will return from this gruesome horror,buy it and see,totally recommend it,,,,,,,,,,,be warned buy nothing from dvds r us ,they will accuse you of ripping off sellers and making aliving out of it,,,,pass it on
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I don't want to give too much away, but this was a surprise delight. Nasty, dark humour, great trailer park characters, a kind of Creepshow/ Comic Book feel to it mixed with a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Great special Effects, Great original soundtrack (one of the undead rednecks is a Rockabilly guitarist). This a fun, rock and roll horror-fan classic! Recommended.
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on 2 March 2013
Five troubled teenagers and their chaperon break down..They go to what seems an unused trailer park...Oh dear. what a mistake..The normally chaste male chaperon, falls for the lady nasty..While the rest meet up with a fat she cannibal, and to find out what happens more, buy the DVD, worth a watch..I gave 5 stars, because the film has some originality.
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