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Burglar from Hell

USA 1993
produced by
Falcon Video
directed by Phil Herman
starring Bryant Sohl, Lungy Green, Edie Herman, Nancy Feliciano, Matt O'Connor, Ben Stanski, Barry Gaines, Angela Jackson, Zane Copper, Mario Rienzo, Steve O'Connor, Sean Lytl, Patrice Jackson, Barry Holmes, Paul Amerigo, Debbie D, Sharon Holmes, Theresa Cook, Alison Wilson
written by Phil Herman, music by Umbrasound, special makeup effects by Mario Rienzo

review by
Mike Haberfelner

An old lady (Edie Herman) is attacked by burglar Frank the Tank (Bryant Sohl), and even though she's no match for him physically, she manages to kill him, and then buries the body in her own backyard before dying rom a heart attack, taking the secret of the dead burglar in her garden with her to her grave with her.

Years later: Trying to escape his possessive girlfriend Chris (Nancy Feliciano) at least for a few days, Mike (Matt O'Connor) has rented the old lady house together with his friends Jake (Ben Stanski), Conrad (Barry Gaines), Conrad's girlfriend Token (Angela Jackson), and Rich (Sean Lytl), basically to party, but they also want to witness Token, who's into the occult, do some magic. The party's under no good star from the get-go though as Jake and Rich have long decided to play an immature prank on Token, Token's ex Weller (Zane Copper) wants to crash the party to get her back, even if with force, and a girl (Alison Wilson) who just stopped by for drinks tries to force herself onto Mike even if he knows he'll get in trouble for it - and then, thanks to Token's dark magic, Frank the Tank is revived, and he's mighty pissed and intent on cold-bloodedly killing everyone in his way ...

In her first movie role, later cult fave Debbie D plays one of the revived Frank the Tank's first victims.

 

Now of course, from today's a bit jaded point of view, early S.O.V. indie movies like Burglar from Hell look first and foremost less than perfect, and their low budget origins are a bit too palpable - but that's not to say that this film isn't also lots of fun. Sure, the film follows the slasher formula to the t, but it does so with quite a bit of irony (without going all moronic or even parotistic), it has a very relaxed feel to it that probably mirrors the on-set atmosphere, and Bryant Sohl's Frank the Tank is a very memorable killer. In all, if you can overlook some technical issues owed to the state of home video technology of its time, this film is actually a lot of fun!

 

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