BUTCHERED aka THE HAZING (2003) Reviews and overview


‘The most popular sorority on campus… They’re dying to get in!’
Butchered aka The Hazing – is a 2003 American horror film directed by Joe Castro (Terror Toons and sequels; The Summer of Massacre; Jackhammer) from a screenplay written by Eric Spudic (Creepies and sequel; Maniacal; Aquanoids.

Two teenage girls are desperate to get into the most popular sorority on campus. Their final pledge is to spend the night at an abandoned Halloween Spooky House. The sorority sisters have all kinds of scary plans for the girls. Unfortunately, what they all don’t know is that there is a psychotic killer squatting in the building…

“with its fairly high body count of nine, we never have to wait long for the next bloody set-piece to come along! If there is any problem with this it’s that the film’s tendency to dwell on the nastiness for so long means that there comes a point where it becomes impossible to avoid the fact that what we’re watching is actually just a dummy getting pummelled…” Horrorview

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“The acting is hilarious, the camerawork and editing is decent and flick looks very cheap. The plot is very unoriginal, I like that the filmmakers choose to play it straight, there’s no intentional comedy in this but there are several scenes of unintentional comedy.” Independent Flicks

” …this is just another stupid teen slasher, made watchable by a lot of gore and Phoebe Dollar. The only reason I was even remotely interested in this movie in the first place is because it’s directed by Joe Castro, who is pretty reliable for delivering on gore, and this movie is no exception…” The Retarded Vacuum

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” …there are some amusing kills, including a machete in the mouth and a repetition of the bashed-in head as seen in Maniacal. Cheap and cheerful with a definite love for its genre, just in need of a cash injection.” Vegan Voorhees

“The gore is plentiful and varied, with many different nasty gashes, face carving, head smashing, disembowelment, etc. Castro shows off his special effects but forgets to make a proper movie.” The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre


Cast and characters:
Susan Smythe … Lynette – Deadly Culture
Juliet Bradford … Barbara – Bloody Tease
Phoebe Dollar … Jenny – Sunset SocietyRat Scratch FeverOrgy of the DamnedHell’s Highway
Elina Madison … Daphne – Evil Bong 777; Frankenstein’s Bride; Satanicus; Halloween Party; Chop; Ding Dong Dead; et al
Christopher Michaels … Anthony – JackhammerDelta Delta Die!
Adam Crone … Darren
David Alan Graf … Andrew Braxus – Devil’s Night; Face of Evil; Horror House; Evil Unleashed; Demon’s Kiss; et al
Ben Belack … Brent
Jerry Kokich … Homeless Man
Kelsie Lynn … Ghost Girl
Tracy Ray … Rebecca Epstein

This film should not be confused with the 2004 movie of the same name (aka Dead Scared) written and directed by Rolfe Kanefsky.

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