Hack Job
Horror?? Comedy??


 

In 2011 Acid Bath Productions created this site to promote their horror/comedy film, Hack Job and sell the DVD of the movie along with HackJob t-shirts.
Content is from the site's 2011 archived pages, as well as from other outside sources.

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Hack Job is a Horror/Comedy that features Dave Brockie, Lynn Lowry, Lloyd Kaufman, Debbie Rochon, and Oderus Urungus from the greatest shock rock band of all time, GWAR. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll see mummies die in the Splatstick comedy adventure that is Hack Job! A must-have for any gore geek and gratuitous nudity aficionado.

James and Mike are tired of art films taking away the credit that horror films deserve. So, they get a script from the devil to make the best horror film ever. The script has three stories in it. The first is about Nazis that awaken a mummy's curse. The second tale is about an alien that crashes a battle of the bands and then starts eating the contestants, and the last story is about a man who gets possessed to kill televangelists...you will never guess who possessed him. Find out this and more in Horror/Comedy HACK JOB!

Hack Job features the top Psychobilly, Horror Punk, and Metal/Hardcore/Thrash bands from all over the world: 

Bloodsucking Zombies from Outer Space
The Koffin Kats
Death by Stereo
F.K.Ü.
Calabrese
The Creepshow
Ghoul
This Is Hell
The Hellbound Hepcats
Goat The Head
PsychoCharger
Nightmare Sonata
Teenage BottleRocket
SATAN'S HOST
Sarah Blackwood
The Hitchcocks
Tombstone Brawlers
The Brains
The Hypnophonics
BLEEDING FIST
The Bone Machine 
The Independents
American Werewolves
Church For Sinners
Gruesome Boys

 



Hack Job (2011) Trailer

Three story indie horror anthology:

Nazis awaken a mummy.
Battle of the Bands where an alien eats the contestants.
Killing televangelists as a holy calling.

 

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CAST & CREW

Photo of James Balsamo

JAMES BALSAMO SCREENPLAY, CAST, PRODUCER, CINEMATOGRAPHY, EDITING, PRODUCTION DESIGN, DIRECTOR

Photo of Lloyd Kaufman

LLOYD KAUFMANEXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND CAST

Photo of Lynn Lowry

LYNN LOWRYCAST

Photo of Daniel Eisenbraun

DANIEL EISENBRAUNEXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Photo of Ryan Liotta

RYAN LIOTTASOUND

Photo of Dave Brockie

DAVE BROCKIECAST

Photo of Debbie Rochon

DEBBIE ROCHONCAST

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REVIEWS

 

IMDb User Review

Don't be fooled; UNintentionally bad.

7 June 2012 | by angrygreen2004 – See all my reviews Making an intentionally bad film is a delicate procedure and an art form, and is successfully executed only with the understanding of what makes a film good or bad. It's a tongue-in-cheek process in which the filmmaker needs to be a little more intuitive than the target audience. The filmmakers behind Hack Job are blissfully unaware of this, resulting in a bad movie that isn't fun and watchable, but rather boring and painful. The film is incoherent in absolutely every way, with ineptitude and naïvety woven throughout it. It isn't scary, and it barely cracks 3 decent jokes throughout. And don't think stars or topless women can save this...neither are depicted flatteringly. So there goes the schlock-film pull. Without these things, the film offers nothing, and to fail so miserably with the bar set so low to begin with is just unfortunate. Coming from someone who loves to sit down and watch a fun, bad movie, my advice is not to waste your time or money on this one.

This isn't filmmaking. This is your buddy's 9th grade video project.

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Hack Job (2011) Review

by Don Sumner - Editor in Chief on June 10, 2016 | https://horrorfreaknews.com/

Although the credits of Hack Job begin with Debbie Rochon and Lloyd Kaufman and then lead down to the “lowly” Dave Brockie and James Balsamo at the end, this film should really be called “The James Balsamo Show”. James and his buddy Dave presumably happen upon a script that they believe will allow them to create an Indie horror movie and have lots of blood, gore and boobs. In fact, every time they say any word used to describe female breasts some topless chick walks onto the screen to show everyone exactly what they are talking about.

James brings his script to his agent (Lynn Lowry, who was great) and ultimately to Lloyd Kaufman in hopes of having it produced into their dream movie.

The description of Hack Job is actually multi-purpose – it is the description, the basis for the largely improvised script, the plotline and the purpose. Not much happens in this film other than our hero going from person to person trying to produce this film, and small snippets of what the film would actually be about as it’s being pitched to one person or another. Well, that is actually encompassed in the description too because this film is about two guys trying to get a film produced, the film being about two guys trying to get a film produced. Plus show boobs.

There are two huge gripes I have with Hack Job. The first is that it isn’t about anything other than the writer and director James Balsamo wanting to make a film and star in one, story be damned. And since the story is based on the actual truth that there wasn’t really a film to make so Balsamo decided he was just going to make one, and have the film be about the fact that he wanted to make a film, there isn’t really any value at all. I would rather have sat in a bar with Balsamo and listened to him talk about how much he wants to make a film, and boobs.

Chase in Hack Job (2011)

The second gripe is a ton of false advertising. It is very common to have cameos of known performers in an Indie film (or a studio film for that matter) with the primary purpose being the marketing opportunities afforded by having a name actor in the film. Lloyd Kaufman, who plays (shockingly) himself in Hack Jobis a special circumstance because he wants so much to support Independent horror that he will just about be in any film asked of him it seems, and in this one he plays a pretty major role as an Indie film producer who just might make an Indie film with Balsamo. What kills me is the hype surrounding the inclusion of the ravishing Debbie Rochon.

Rochon has one 15-second scene where she appears in a dream sequence, the likes of which could have been filmed from the comfort of her home with a handi-cam. Not exactly top billing stuff, but her stature with many of us who appreciate the Indie horror scene makes her name a big selling point. It was Rochon’s inclusion in the film, in fact, that prompted me to request a screener for review. So, Balsamo put as much of Rochon into the film as he could afford, which wasn’t much, and then promoted her as a leading role. What crap.

Although the credits of Hack Job begin with Debbie Rochon and Lloyd Kaufman and then lead down to the “lowly” Dave Brockie and James Balsamo at the end, this film should really be called “The James Balsamo Show”. James and his buddy Dave presumably happen upon a script that they believe will allow them to create an Indie horror movie and have lots of blood, gore and boobs. In fact, every time they say any word used to describe female breasts some topless chick walks onto the screen to show everyone exactly what they are talking about.

James brings his script to his agent (Lynn Lowry, who was great) and ultimately to Lloyd Kaufman in hopes of having it produced into their dream movie.

The description of Hack Job is actually multi-purpose – it is the description, the basis for the largely improvised script, the plotline and the purpose. Not much happens in this film other than our hero going from person to person trying to produce this film, and small snippets of what the film would actually be about as it’s being pitched to one person or another. Well, that is actually encompassed in the description too because this film is about two guys trying to get a film produced, the film being about two guys trying to get a film produced. Plus show boobs.

The promotional materials trumpeted the inclusion of GWAR in the film as well, and I guess they were in it. Maybe that guy in the suit in that one scene that I’ve tried to put out of my mind was a member of GWAR. I’m not sure.
 

Lloyd Kaufman in Hack Job (2011)

In all, Hack Job is an attempt by James Balsamo at promoting James Balsamo under the pretense of creating Indie horror. I wish he had just bought me a beer instead.

 

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Film Review: Hack Job (short film) (2015)

Rio 07/28/2018 | https://horrornews.net/

SYNOPSIS: A cyber/slasher horror short starring the very talented Emmanuel Skretas as Michael, a reclusive hacker who experiences a downward spiral of bad luck created by a wealthy and established hacker named Bava (my father, Wayne McPhee). But the “hack off” that ensues is the least of Michael’s worries, when a third party crashes the competition, leaving viewers with a sense of dread.

REVIEW:

Another short film, this time we have HACK JOB, a tasty little bit of paranoia from Crumb Budget Productions in Canada.

Written, directed, and produced by Matthew McPhee, the film gives us a look at a day in the life of a computer hacker named Michael, played by Emmanuel Skretas.

Going about his daily whatever, Michael receives a message on his computer from a user calling himself Bava (played by two actors, Wayne McPhee and Ryan White), challenging Michael to a contest. Unable to pass up the challenge, the games begin.

It becomes obvious from the first moment that Michael is way out his league as the anonymous challenger stumps Michael again and again. But where exactly does this game end?

Writer/director Matthew McPhee has a few other shorts to his credit, including a documentary on domesticated horses (actually, that is the title….Domesticated Horses). The cast have no other credits listed beyond this film.

This is a short film in the very literal sense, with a total run time of under five minutes. It gives us a complete story in that short time. Almost a film-making 101 example of how to make a short film. It’s straight to the point, and fun to watch.

So using my special “Short scale” of one to five, five being awesome, I’m giving this film 4 laptops.

 

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