Crankenstein reviews: The Life & Death Of A Porno Gang (2009)

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Now let’s dive into some filth with The Life & Death Of The Porno Gang! Srđan Spasojević and Aleksandar Radivojević made A Serbian film as a powderkeg of a political statement against their own government who used foreign funds to make trite ovary tugging, heartwarming garbage to satisfy the politically correct masses, So Yes! that baby puppet that you watched get inseminated by a naked ogre and then destroyed was apparently their version of Occupy Wallstreet!!!

Serbian ABBA

With The Life & Death of A Porno Gang, they’ve influenced another related Serbian film maker; one Mladen Djordjevic. I’m comfortable with the notion that maybe this dude is more chillaxed and ready to unleash a nice light hearted foreign comedy onto the world.

Let’s see how wrong we all are as I delve into this urinal cake of fear and human misery. These political horror directors are a new breed all together and though they work in the horror genre seem to be more concerned with pure unpleasantness then satisfying the gorehound’s tooth, I appreciate the animosity. Oshima Nagisa wanted the same type of political reaction against his own government with In The Realm Of The Senses.

Teenage Tony Robbins as Terry Hawkins

Marko (Jovanovic) an aspiring film maker is having a bitch of a time getting his film funded without compromising his integrity. He meets Cane by chance, a porn producer in a coffee shop and has that independent professional work ethic this slimeball porn creep is looking for so he’s instantly hired. Problem solved, he gets a nice crash course in the film business and quickly becomes a porn director in Borca, just look at how many lowlife scumfucks easily become porn professionals in real life (Max Hardcore, Rob Black, Ashley Blue three repugnant examples, not too shabby aye)? Marko’s on his way to the mainstream by way of the gutter, it happens to a lot of beginners, sure why not?

Apparently he has yet to shake off his art school roots and after showing Cane his side project consisting of sperm, earth fucking and zombies, he rejects it and tells Marko to get started on that pissing sex video he’s been slacking on. I mean where’s the gratitude in this business anyway? After puking out his guts with a friend during an inflatable pig party he ventures into the big bad city meets Uno.

Chuck Berry’s version of Batman

She inspires him to start a politically driven porn theatre group. He recruits a wacky cast of losers and junkies, one has AIDS. Cane and some thug cops muscle in on Marko’s branching out endeavor and bitch smacks him. They decide to take their buggery bus on the road instead, where no authority can oppress their  hedonistic tour and goals to bring the sex education to the masses by way of a bus tour. There is a lot of ground humping in Porno Gang, this may be a new sex move that will be hitting the states in a few years, watch out ladies!

Buggery On Board

In the middle of the night after a chicken sex show, Marko hangs out with Franz, one armed man from Yugoslavia who brags about selling bootleg snuff war footage to rich investors for a nice profit. He convinces him that snuff is a good market to get into and mentions artistic integrity.

Ceca, the tranny punctures the neck of his favorite goat and after that alarming spectacle the bus hits the road. The animal debauchery gets increasingly more disgusting as he briefly goes to town on a horse schlong. The cops in the next town give these freaks the Brian Denehey from Rambo treatment and make it known they are unwelcome. The locals however individually rape the men and women of the troupe and a good hearty laugh is had by all (villagers and their victims), I’m not sure why though!?

Franz shows up later and Marko agrees that a snuff film is a splendid idea! At this point there’s no pressure from his boss and he’s putting the lives of his team in jeopardy intentionally, it’s unclear what his motives are, but everyone goes along with it without questioning or leaving. The writers would have us believe that they are so desperate for money that a group of ten people will all comply with voluntary slaughter. One giggly suicidal volunteer, who appears out of the middle of the forest slices his body with a straight razor Hellbound Hellraiser 2 style and dies as Marko films it.

Then they all have a fuck party and trip on mushrooms, the violence doesn’t seem to bother anyone. The next victim they find is a soldier who gets pummeled by a cartoonish sized hammer. The regret starts to seep in alittle at this point, but not really enough to classify them as anything other then a bunch of Manson family style ravers. There’s a sweet chainsaw beheading and a shootout in the forest. Marko has become a full blown sociopath and refers to sex and death as the chocolate and peanut butter of magical combinations! Marko has a pitiful showdown with Cane during an apartment porn shoot and Franz the snuff dealer ends his relationship with Marko. This film would have you believe that unassuming villagers are just rapists hiding in plain site.

Highly Recommended! 9 out of 10. It’s funny cause when you are expecting to see the most fucked up shit ever, your brain is on high alert and the stuff you do see that’s on a smaller scale of demented is bad, but not when you compare it to A Serbian Film. Still this is a nice surprise from a refreshing new politically driven horror scene that I hope will continue on into the future and eclipse all the terrible remakes and watered down horror shit that’s been surfacing lately up from the sewery depths.

 

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