MAD COW (2010) Reviews and overview


‘Part man, Part cow, udderly crazy!’

Mad Cow – aka MadCow – is a 2010 South African-British comedy horror feature film co-directed by Michael Wright and Michael J. Rix from a screenplay by Wright. It stars Greg Viljoen, Tanya van Graan and Angus Douglas.

A crazed scientist creates a half-man, half-cow creature that goes on the rampage at an African game lodge…



Mad Cow is nonsensical in every sense of the word. Gags are crammed into your eye sockets and ear holes, and while many fail at eliciting even a twitch of your synapses, there are many which will have you smirking like an idiot. The comedy is not for everyone, so if you dislike films like Airplane! (or Flying High, as it’s also known), then you probably won’t enjoy this…” Dan Caps,

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“It has a little something for everybody: comedy, horror, romance, car chases, zombies, musical numbers etc. Name any genre of film and chances are they tried to make it fit in the film. The Adult Swim/ homemade style fits perfectly with such an absurd concept. As cheesy as it sounds, I like this movie for its heart alone.” Vidal Granandos


“A film like Madcow should really go for the jugular: deliver some bonkers effects, gore and laughs, but Wright and Rix’s film just doesn’t have enough gas to make it all the way. Even the titular cow looks more than a bit cheap and silly. This one’s a misfire.” Rock! Shock! Pop!

“The acting is atrociously good, and I love the performance given by Gregg Viljoen, who portrays Vince Chopper. Viljoen delivers one-liners like a pro, and his straight-face expression through everything is a huge part of what makes his character so much fun. The special effects in Mad Cow are decent enough to pass off as entertaining.” Matthew Scott Baker, Shattered Ravings

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“You could almost believe this was a Troma in-house movie made in the 80’s at times, but there are perhaps a few slow portions or jokes that don’t work that end up making this one fall just a bit short of perhaps some of the classics, but what you do get isn’t bad…” Zombies Don’t Run

Filming locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa


Since 2015, the film has been distributed worldwide by Troma Entertainment.

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