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Review: Microwave Massacre (Arrow Video)

Microwave Massacre
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2 stars
Starring: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe

Directed: Wayne Berwick

Release Date: August 16, 2016

Run Time: 76 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray Color: Color

Audio: English Subtitles:

Distributor: Arrow Video



Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon (the voice of Frosty The Snowman from the beloved animated Rankin / Bass classic animated holiday special) as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism.

Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life his nagging wife and his lack of tasty meals when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he s got a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying…

Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick s Microwave Massacre is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from lead Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as I m so hungry I could eat a whore . Vegetarians need not apply!




Audio Language: English

The Sound Quality is good clear but some what flat at times and some distortion near the first half of the film in one Scene.

Rating: 4 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is pretty good. Sharp Details and Popping colors. Some Film grain and dirt.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: August 31, 2016 (USA)
Disc release Date: August 16, 2016 (USA)
  • rand new 2K restoration of the original camera negative
  • High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations
  • Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray)
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Brand new audio commentary with writer-producer Craig Muckler moderated by Mike Tristano
  • Brand new making-of featurette including interviews with Muckler, director Wayne Berwick and actor Loren Schein
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork to be revealed

First pressing only: fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Nightmare USA author Stephen Thrower

My Thoughts


Microwave Massacre is a B Grade Horror Sploitation film dealing with Cannibalism and sex. A Hard working Construction Worker Gentlemen in his later years is served food by his wife every day and he dreads it but takes revenge by killing her and eating her….Say What. He goes on to Bang other ladies and Commits the same acts as he has done to his wife while also sharing some of the tasty meats to his friends.

Story wise it was small and weird as we don’t get much of a story but a guy who kills and eats his wife and goes on to have sex with other chicks but has a habit of killing them and eating them as well. We Get decent gore with fake arms and legs. Nudity wise we get some but not a ton. Acting is B grade as it looks as it was supposed to be that way. Jokes are pretty corny but fits the overall film. The film doesn’t have a long run time with it hovering around 75 minutes. The Ending kind of it has that Twilight Zone Feel. As for the Microwave portion it’s just a Huge Microwave in the film that cooks the humans the main guy was eating but plays a part in the end. Semi Troma Like Film that Has a Cult Following but for me it doesn’t fit My Tastes.

Overall the film is just an OK watch for me with a One time viewing as its to cheesy for my taste and acting was over the top at times as it was meant to be. I Mean it matches the story as it’s a pretty far out there story line but at the same time minimal. Best Part for the film is the Picture Quality as it is top-notch and pretty sharp.

With that said I give Microwave Massacre a 2 out of 5 and I feel those who love Senseless Gore and Bad jokes will enjoy this film.


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This Film was Played on the listed Equipment below

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Samsung (UN46C6900) 46-Inch 1080p LED HDTV

DVD/Blu-Ray Player

OPPO BDP – 103 (Highly Recommended)

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Stereo Receiver

Pioneer VSX-516-K 7.1-Channel

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(1) Center Speaker

Pioneer S-HF 11C

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(2) Front Speaker

KLH 9250B Floor – 350 watts

(4) Surround sound Speakers

KLH 100 watt Bookshelf

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Sony SA-W3000 180 Watt 12″ sub

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Note: I Know my speakers are way outdated. OPPO Blu-Ray Player is one of the best around and used in most home theaters. The Receiver is pretty good but on the line of out dated. Subwoofer is good with tons of bass but not the theater quality from a $400 Sub. Front speakers are fun with tons of power and are good for standalone’s but higher end sound (Hz) is lower quality. Overall I need to update on all speakers granted I do get decent sound out of them just the higher end falls short.

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