MASSACRE ON AISLE 12 (2016) Reviews and overview

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‘Slashing everything in store!’

Massacre on Aisle 12 is a comedy slasher horror film directed by Jim Klock (Slayed; Red Letters; 6:66 P.M.) and William Mark McCullough (Patient Seven). The screenplay was developed by Jim Klock, from an original script written by A.J. Via (6:66 P.M.) and Chad Ridgely. 

The Code 3 Films production had its world premiere at the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival on November 4th-6th.


The bloodshed begins on Christmas Eve. As a hardware store begins to close, a duffel bag of cash is found, but so is a body. Now, the employees must decide what to do with both items. Should they turn the cash in, or go on a Christmas shopping spree? Events take an even bloodier turn when the employees turn on each other…



” …the film is flush with some entertaining moments and gore that is plentiful, making an effective B-movie formula. Now the performances do range from hilarious to downright cheesy, and with a film like this that requires some goofy portrayals, let’s just say that they’re spot on. The film also does an exceptional job with the setup of each character…” Dread Central

“While this film feels sort of sitcom-y in the way it presents itself and plays out, that doesn’t mean Massacre on Aisle 12 isn’t entertaining. The laughs are actually pretty spot on most of the time as the talented cast is able to really deliver. While cast with relatively no-name actors, this group really does work well together to bring about some gory and funny scenes.” Ain’t It Cool News

Massacre on Aisle 12 is a hoot; a perfect festival film for a like-minded audience to assemble and have a good, gory time laughing at the absurdity of all. Horror-comedies don’t always work, but when they do, it’s always a pleasure. This is one of the good ones.” Really Awful Movies

Massacre on Aisle 12 never lives up to its implicit promise—it’s no vicious, mind-screwing critique of everyday workplace indignities a la Christopher Smith’s kickass 2006 Severance—but it is a neatly self-aware, bitter little pill in slasher-movie clothing. Without being a genre-changer, it gently tweaks the formula while playing by the rules…  Film Journal

“The movie is chock full of jokes and moments that some will consider to be racist or homophobic or just out and out offensive. However, since the movie makes an effort to be consistently offensive throughout its tight 80-minute runtime, it’s hard to get upset with anything the characters say or do.” 411 Mania


“The hardware store is ripe with possibilities for inventive deaths but I didn’t really find them to be particularly inventive, unfortunately. The issue is that the budget is clearly quite low so the camera often has to pan away at some pivotal moments which is a shame. There are some gore effects on display but it’s easy to see the limitations that they had, naturally it’s all still effective in getting the point across.” Games, Brrraaains and a Head-Banging Life

Main cast:

Jim Klock (Scream Queens), Chad Ridgely (Murder Eleven), Mike Capozzi, Michael Buonomo (Camera Obscura), Melissa Saint-Amand (Ozark Sharks), William Mark McCullough, Amber Jean, Anthony Paderewski, John Geoffrey Wilson, Jermaine Rivers, Matthew Krueger, Emily Adams, Thomas Marrone, Jennifer B. Hagan, Darrell T. Smith, Michael D. Chambers.


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