After two mass murders in frat houses—recounted in an almost imperceptible montage of brutal murders at the hands of a burn victim serial killer and her daughter “Motherface”—there is a third mass murder of a group of frat bros.
Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a take on B-movie slasher flicks of the 1980s. Filmed in “glorious VHS quality,” the film is intentionally grainy and purposefully campy.
The film begins by comically waxing on the fact that these characters have suffered through two traumatizing experiences and are still going about their lives as usual.
The movie satirizes the absurdity of low-budget horror movies, and also directly parodies films like Animal House. And the “Motherface” one-liners after each kill channel Freddy Kreuger at his multiple sequel worst.
Plot structure in the film is complex in its impossibility, but this just adds to the fun. Needless plot points complicate what is a narrative without meaning. A flooded city and a subplot involving the virgin sacrifice of a police officer have no logical connection with the main plot. What this forms is a self-aware amalgamation of absurdity.
The film is stupid fun. A surprising cameo from Patton Oswalt is a treat. And the random commercial inserts may be the funniest parts. Does the film exceed any boundaries of quality? No. If anything, it will live on in the canon of cult comedies.
For what it is, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is exactly what it needs to be. It is dumb, over-the-top, and overtly homoerotic. It is nothing special, but it never claims to be. You get everything you should be expecting and perhaps a little more.
Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a modern midnight movie with lots of fun gags and general idiocy to get behind. Horror fans will delight in the overindulgent misuse of horror tropes.
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