Sunday, July 24, 2016

Mad Foxes (1981)

Mad Foxes (1981)

The other day I got an email from one of the movie promoters that show movies that I love mentioning that there was going to be a screening of a rare little known film that would be playing during a summer screening series at a place I had never heard of, called Brooklyn Fire Proof.  Here is the link to the series :

Brooklyn Fire Proof Summer Screening Series

The movie that was being shown was called Mad Foxes, from 1981.  I had never heard of it, but I knew one of the people who programmed it, and it looked insane.  Now, normally I do not like to see outdoor screenings, but for something rare and hard to see, I decided to make my way down between the other two movies I was seeing that day. 

How can you describe a movie like this?  It starts off with a guy driving a nice but douchy car, with a hot young thing in the passenger seat.  As they sit at the light, a motorcycle gang pulls up and harasses the driver.  The driver ends up causing one of the gang to drive his motorcycle off the road, killing him.  The couple then drives off and goes to a bar and they get completely trashed.  When they come out to drive home, the gang is waiting to beat him up, and rape the girl for the hell of it.  From there it becomes a one-upmanship situation where the gang fucks him over, then he goes after them. 

Just to be clear, this is NOT a movie you would watch with any seriousness, even with the pretty negative stuff going on in it.  First off, the gang seem to be Nazis, at least on the inside, as when they are out on their motorcycles, their Nazi emblems amazingly disappear.  There is of course a fair amount of misogyny, over the top violence, gore, and boobs.  I will forego with any more plot, as this one has to be seen to be believed. 

The acting is bad, the direction ridiculous, the script is awful, and it does drag a bit in multiple scenes, but this was well worth my time and energy to travel to a relatively uninhabited area of Brooklyn.  The moral of this movie is, don't buy a douchy car!

7 out of 10 stars.

Location : Brooklyn Fire Proof Stages, in Brooklyn, NYC
Date and time : Friday July 22nd, 2016 at 10 PM
Format : DCP
Audience : About 50 people, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, except for the 3 girls who walked out after the first rape.  Even the dog wandering between seats enjoyed itself!