Urine Trouble Movie Review
Written by Daniel Benson
Released by SBT Films
Written and Directed by Sam Thompson
7 Minutes, Not rated
Killer urinal cakes attack unsuspecting bathroom visitors.
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.
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.
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.