Combat Shock (1984)
Directed by: Buddy Giovinazzo
Starring: Rick Giovinazzo (Frankie), Veronica Stork (Cathy)
Country: United States
Language: English (English subs)
Genres: Misery-Depression, Family, Drugs, Military, Body Modification, Domestic Abuse
Plot – Spoilers:
A former American soldier Frankie is scrapping together the remnants of his life following a horrific tour of duty in Vietnam. His wealthy father disowned him when he married a girl of his choice (Cathy) and now he’s broke, about to be evicted from his squalid apartment and is saddled with a mutant baby he feels no connection with.
He roams the derelict streets of Staten Island trying to evade mobsters he owes money to while dealing with junkie-friends and pimps who have no age-restrictions for their prostitutes. As the pressure of finding food and money for his nagging wife back home intensifies, Frankie begins to melt.
“Scrapping” together the remnants…..? (Sp.)
This movie is kinda meh >:^/
I kinda like it, but it’s not something I would want to see again (at least not right now).
The pace is sloooow, the characters are alright (I mean, the only one I kinda like was Frankie, but then again, he’s kinda of a loser), it’s not really memorable and kinda boring, I almost felt asleep.
But hey, if you like that kind of movie, go for it, I just wouldn’t recommand. >:^[
This is such a weird one. it’s not bad, the atmosphere and the absurdity of it was believable and kept me watching, but i wouldn’t say this shit is great. Really good 80s soundtrack tho i might have to sample some of it
not bad; better than I anticipated; nothing sensational by any means, but still worth a watch if you’re in the mood for something dark, moderately silly and weird.
decent film, quite good turn at the ending honestly was half expecting that though. overall the pacing feels a bit too slow at times and i wish more emphasis was put on the war storyline and how a mutant could spawn out of a humans snatch.
Typical troma trash