Thursday, November 22, 2012

Redneck County Fever (2001)

Pack: Tomb of Terrors
Disc: 6

Subgenre(s): Comedy

Year: 2001 (maybe earlier)

Rated: Unrated
Length: 60 minutes

Director: ?
Writer: ?
Starring: J.P. Black (according to DVD sleeve)

Synopsis: On their way home for a holiday break from college, Fred and Lowry find themselves stranded when their car breaks down in a backwoods community. Unable to pay for the necessary car repairs, the boys are forced into accepting a shady business proposition from the local heavy, Big Bad Bob. In an attempt to deliver a package to the other side of the county, these greenhorn college dudes encounter a gorgeous backwoods beauty, a crusty auto mechanic, the violent county sheriff and even a crazed survivalist with a taste for human flesh!


Review: Probably only included in "Tomb of Terrors" because it has a crazy cannibal in it, Redneck County Fever isn't a horror movie but a comedy. It also has no credits either at the beginning or end so, apart from the cardboard DVD sleeve saying that it stars J.P. Black, I have no idea who directed it or the names of any of the actors.

The two students named Fred and Lowrey are bizarrely dressed in a very '80s style which may date Redneck County Fever to before 2001. Again, with no credits or information available online, this may actually be an '80s movie for all anyone knows. For commercial reasons, I would place it not long after 1992 when Wayne's World was so popular.

With Fred acting and sounding like a brain-damaged version of Mike Myers or Keanu Reeves throughout, the opening dialogue begins and ends nearly every sentence with "dude". It's annoying after a while and it's clearly forced by Lowrey who you can tell doesn't usually speak like that at all. It irritated me so much that wanted to switch the movie off right after their car broke down, but then the lovely Louanne turned up, and I was somewhat captivated for a while. I love how she corrects Fred's horribly Californian affection to say "like" every other word.

Louanne isn't the hottest "Daisy Duke" clone that I've ever seen, but she's good enough for this movie. She's got a great body, big hair, shoulder pads, and long, fake nails which make her uber sexy. I guess I never really got over watching Dallas and Dynasty, and nor did whoever made this film.

The standout character is the crazy survivalist who is living in the woods and allegedly living off human flesh. He has some great facial expressions, but there's no real menace to him. He's actually rather stupid and allows the "boys" to escape his clutches far too easily.

Since Redneck County Fever isn't a horror movie, it's not worth going through any more of the details. The characters mention several times that Thanksgiving is only two days away which makes it appropriate for this time of year if you like crappy comedies.

Most Memorable Moment(s): The Sheriff getting covered from head to toe in cocaine with no adverse reaction whatsoever.

Originality: The main character channels the Californian speech patterns of Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey and Wayne's World far too much.

Best Line(s): "This is where Elvis hangs out when he's not in the mall."
Worst Line(s): "We made a videotape of this whole transaction."

Best Effect(s): Louanne's fake fingernails.
Worst Effect(s): The non-firing guns with ricocheting gunshot sounds.

Goriness (out of 10): 0
Sexiness (out of 10): 1
Profanities (out of 10): 1

Hottest Actor/Actress:

Picture Quality: Poor, worn VHS
Audio Quality: Below average

Rating (out of 10): 4

Trailer: None
IMDb or Wiki: None

Final Thoughts: Just a comedy with a cannibal in it at one point.

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