DVD Review “El Monstro De Mar”

Directed by: Stuart Simpson
Starring Norman Yemm, Nelli Scarlet
Rated: Unrated
Distributed by: Vicious Circle Films
Run Time: 75 minutes

Film: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Extras: 3.5 out of 5 stars

With a tag line on the box “Killer Vixens vs. The Creature from the Deep”, I was hoping this film was going to be a kick-ass low budget creature feature. Unfortunately we only get a real glimpse of this creature in the last five minutes of the film. The only redeeming fact of this film are special effects in the closing scene but they come too little too late. This film is trying to act like a Grindhouse film but plays more like a PG-13 retro-rip off.

The film follow three crazy hired killers, Beretta, Blondie and Snowball, who hideaway in a small beach side community in order to avoid heat from their last kill. Of course the town has a dark secret and the local old seaman, Joseph, warn them not to go in the water. Since the girls don’t follow any rules, they do and they awake the sea creature, the Kraken! The vixens must team up with Joseph’s grand daughter, Hannah, to fight for their lives against this creature who has the lust for blood.

The special features are actually pretty sweet overall. They include an exclusive interview with the Monstro Girls, audio commentaries with the cast and crew, a behind-the-scenes featurette, deleted scenes, and two short films, “Acid Spiders” and “Sickie”, from Director Stuart Simpson. Overall worth checking out.