Urine Trouble Movie Review

Written by Daniel Benson

Released by SBT Films

Written and Directed by Sam Thompson

7 Minutes, Not rated

Starring:
Mike Rasque
Rita Cannon
Todd Dahlgren
Melissa Lindemann
Paul Globensky

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Movie:

Killer urinal cakes attack unsuspecting bathroom visitors.

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Review:

Yes, that really is the entire plot synopsis, but what would you expect from a seven minute independent feature about killer urinal cakes?

I had expected something utterly stupid, shot (badly) on DV, edited together with Microsoft Movie Maker and starring a bunch of high-school goons who got drunk and decided to “make a movie”.

While the end result is indeed utterly stupid, it is utterly stupid in the most wonderful way. It’s like a seven minute chunk of Troma, from the halcyon days when they used to be wonderfully off-the-wall while still managing to entertain the audience.

There’s a lot that many independent filmmakers could learn from Urine Trouble, not least that it is possible to create a polished effort with very little money. The camera work and editing are superb, and the special effects (which consist mainly of a urinal cake with teeth, and a guy who gets his cock bitten off) are brilliant.

Sam Thompson promises “horror movies your way”, and when you get a highly entertaining, slickly made slab of independent horror goodness like this, that’s certainly the way I like it.

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Video and Audio:

I never really expect much more than DV from such a low budget presentation, but this looks to have been shot in 16mm, lending a nice film look with a little grain. The audio isn't going to blow anyone away, but it is more than adequate for what's required.

Special Features:

Urinal Cake Audio Commentary – The movie narrated by one of the urinal cakes. As they communicate solely with grunts and noises, it wears thin after about 30 seconds.

Cast & Crew Interviews – A frequently funny short piece, based around director Sam Thompson’s misconception that the cast & crew really respect him.

Urinal Cake Beer Commercial – A public service film about the dangers of killer urinal cakes. Take note, it may save your life.

Movie Posters – Exactly that. A collection of artwork designed for the movie.

Grades:

 
Movie: Fourstars
Video: Threeandahalfstars
Audio: Threestars
Features: Threestars
Overall: Fourstars

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