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Suburban outcast Joseph strikes fear in the hearts of his tormentors by resurrecting the story of a vicious black wolf that was once rumored to stalk his small town. At first, Joseph was comfortable with the fact that he didn't fit in. But when his dog disappears, his girlfriend walks out on him, and vandals trash his house, Joseph decides that it's time to strike back. After making quick work of his foster parents, the unhinged psycho sets his sights on everyone else who has made his life a living hell.
A movie title this cool has a lot to live up to as far as I'm concerned and I am happy to report that the film is about as insane as it's title. Insane is a good word here since Joseph is a guy that slowly losses his mind as the film goes along. When we first meet Joseph he is rambling on to his best friend about his girlfriend cheating on him, the only problem is his girlfriend broke up with him awhile back which gives the audience an early clue about this man's sanity. To make matters worse his dog has gone missing and it seems like everyone that knows him can't help in bringing it up. The worse things get the more Joseph becomes unwound and after he begins to think people are following him and talking about him he totally goes off the edge. To go into any more details about the story would only ruin it for those wanting to see it but I can tell you it's a pretty straight horror film that succeeds mainly because of it's cast. Everyone in the film does a great job but the movie clearly becomes to Desmond Askew, his portrayal of Joe is amazing and very disturbing. You actually believe this guy is nuts, his facial expressions alone are enough to send chills up your spine.
The story is pretty simple but the whole wolf idea being narrated by a little girl is not only effective but it also adds some extra originality to the film. The film is different that's for sure and it's one Indie fans should enjoy but I don't think mainstream viewers will stick around long enough to be rewarded. With that said I really found "Bat Shit Crazy" to be an entertaining film if not a bit slow but the performances keep you glued to the screen waiting to find out exactly what this guy is capable of doing and if you like carnage then you should be pretty happy over it all. This is a hard movie to talk about without ruining it for others but it is a disturbing and fun ride as you sit and witness one man's descent into madness. It's not a perfect film but it's effective at what it does so I recommend picking it up and checking it out for yourself. You can visit Indican Pictures to find out more about the film and how to order it HERE.
Released by Indican Pictures
*** 1/2 Out Of *****