"They went in people and came out hamberger!"
So ringa out the taglines for one of my favorite guilty pleasure films, 1971's The Corpse Grinders, directed by Ted V Mikels.
The Corpse Grinders tells the story of the Lotus Cat Food Company. They want to start cutting back production costs so they decide to hire an old grave digger and his walked out wife to dig up some dead body's to use in place of meat.
Now this works great for them as after the cats eat it they developed a craving for human flesh, Night of the Dead style. The cats eat there owners hence more body's to dig up for cat food.
From a woman who thinks her plastic doll is a real child to the cat autopsy scene this film is a riot. Now I know you may be thinking how vile it is, but in fact there is very little blood, no real nudity, and hardly any profanity in this picture. I'm not saying it's a fun family film night, but by most standards it's a pretty harmless film.
Vinegar Syndrome has brought this to Blu-ray and aside from the remarkable transfer they have packed it with special features
Region free Blu-ray
• Newly scanned and restored in 2k from the 16mm negative
• Audio Commentary by filmmaker Elijah Drenner (AMERICAN GRINDHOUSE) featuring rare archival audio recordings from the private files of Ted V. Mikels and vintage Drive-In Theater announcements for “The Final Dimension in Shock”.
• “Ted Talks” – Archival Interview with Ted V. Mikels from 2007
• Stills gallery
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles
This is not only a great film but it's also the true definition of a cult classic. Must own
Overall 3.5 out of 5 Stars