18 April 2014

Turkey Shoot (1982)
93 min.
Directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith.
With Steve Railsback, Olivia Hussey, Michael Craig, Carmen Duncan, Lynda Stoner, Roger Ward, Michael Petrovich.
Gory Aussie exploitation horror.

In the near future, social 'deviants' are shipped off to strict 'behavior re-education' camps where torture and brutality are the norm.

But when latest additions Railsback, Hussey and Stoner arrive at one of these government-run prisons, they discover there's more to reform than they could have imagined.

They've each been chosen for a spirited hunt...and they're the game.

This futuristic splatter is clearly inspired by Mad Max but it's a bloody and deliciously fun mess with machetes through the head, hands/toes lopped off, death(s) by arrow piercings, bisection via heavy machinery.

Poor Olivia Hussey deserves better here, but (with Railsback as support) proves a trooper.

Also known as either Escape 2000 or as Blood Camp Thatcher.

A befuddling but enjoyable outing.

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