Butcher Boys

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"You are what you eat"
  • R
  • 2012
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 3.5  (1,653)

In the movie Butcher Boys, directed by Duane Graves and Justin Meeks and released in 2012, we follow a group of young adults in a post-apocalyptic world where society has collapsed and only a few small communities remain. The main characters are Sissy (played by Ali Faulkner), Mikey (Johnny Walter), and Barbie (Marilyn Burns). At the beginning of the movie, Sissy is celebrating her birthday with her friends and family in a restaurant when a group of aggressive men known as the Butcher Boys burst in and start attacking everyone. The Butcher Boys are a group of cannibals who roam the streets preying on those who are weak and defenseless. Sissy, Mikey, and Barbie manage to escape to the outside world, but soon they become targets of the Butcher Boys themselves.

As they try to survive and find a way out of the city, the three protagonists encounter a series of obstacles and dilemmas that challenge their morality and their loyalty to each other. Along the way, they meet other survivors who have also been affected by the apocalypse, including a gas station clerk who tries to help them, a man who has turned his home into a fortress, and a former drug addict who has managed to stay alive but has lost everything else.

The action in Butcher Boys is fast-paced and intense, with plenty of gore and violence to keep horror fans satisfied. The Butcher Boys themselves are depicted as grotesque, dehumanized monsters with no remorse or empathy for their victims. The movie also has a gritty, urban feel, with scenes set in abandoned buildings, dark alleys, and graffiti-covered streets.

However, Butcher Boys is not just a mindless slasher flick. The movie also explores deeper themes such as survival, trust, and human nature in times of crisis. The characters all have their own motivations and flaws, and are forced to make difficult decisions that have real consequences. Sissy, Mikey, and Barbie in particular go through a transformation as they confront their own fears and insecurities, and find strength in each other.

Butcher Boys also pays homage to classic horror movies such as Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, and Night of the Living Dead. Marilyn Burns, who plays Barbie, is a nod to her role as the final girl in Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). The Butcher Boys themselves are reminiscent of Leatherface and his family, with their cannibalistic tendencies and disturbing rituals.

Overall, Butcher Boys is a solid entry in the horror genre that offers both gore and substance. The movie combines traditional horror elements with an apocalyptic setting and well-developed characters to create a unique and thrilling experience. If you're a fan of movies like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Dawn of the Dead, or The Last of Us, you'll definitely enjoy Butcher Boys.

Butcher Boys is a 2012 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.5.

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    3.5  (1,653)