No Bad Movies Podcast #12 – Ben & Arthur/Splatter Farm
This week, Justin, Colin and April tackle the infamous Ben & Arthur (2002) and the shocking Splatter Farm (1987). Apologies to Sam Mraovich, whom we mistakenly refer to as “Steve Mraovich” several times in this recording.
Movies Under Discussion:
Arthur (Sam Mraovich) wants desperately to be married to his lover, complete with a legal certificate, while Ben (Jamie Brett Gabel) doesn’t see the need to drag law into it and is happy with the way things are. Arthur’s own brother, Victor, is a major obstacle to his plans: a religious fanatic obsessed with saving his brother from a sinful lifestyle.
Just as the happy couple finally starts making progress with their wedding plans, Victor shows up with sin on his mind and a gun in his hand. Ready and willing to do whatever he thinks necessary, Victor pulls the trio into a dramatic chain of events that culminates in a showdown between the forces of religious conviction and the strength of a man in love.
The first feature film by the then-teenaged Polonia Brothers, whose last name would soon become synonymous with polarizing micro-budget genre features, SPLATTER FARM tells the story of twins Alan and Joseph, who uncover murder and madness during a summer visit to their Aunt’s home.
Camp Motion Pictures announced the July 6, 2018 release of a limited-edition VHS Big Box of SPLATTER FARM, the 1987 shot-on-video horror film that achieved underground notoriety as part of the direct-to-video movement of the 1980s.