Bitch Ass

Bitch Ass should be the start of a whole franchise of movies. I had the same feel of watching it as I did when I saw the first movie in any slasher franchise for the first time. Part of that comes down to the look of the titular character but it also comes from the way he kills people. Bitch Ass very well might be the best dressed horror movie villain since Patrick Bateman.

He’s also incredibly sympathetic. Bill Posley and Jonathan Colomb did an amazing job writing the movie where you feel for everyone. They also did a great job of making Bitch Ass into a mythical figure up with some of the people mentioned in the opening wraparound. Bill Posley also did a fantastic job as the director getting performances that make you want to root for the characters.

The cast works with Posley incredibly well. Teon Kelley, Me’lisa Sellers, Kelsey Caesar, Sheaun McKinney, A-F-R-O, Belle Guillory, Tunde Laleye, and Tony Todd all make the most out of their time on screen. Tony Todd acting as host for the movie immediately draws you in because his gravitas lends itself to it. Tunde Laleye as Bitch Ass gives those classic slasher movie villain vibes. As soon as you see him on screen you know someone is going to get got, even if you don’t know how. Teon Kelley and Me’lisa Sellers make you believe that they’re mother and son because the chemistry they have together sells the love they have for each other. Kelley also sells the relationship between Q and all the other characters really well. You believe that he’s afraid of Kelsey Caesar’s Tuck and Sheaun McKinney’s Spade whenever they share screentime.

The use of editing and graphics go along way to sell the game aspect of Bitch Ass. This is another movie where board games play into it and they have their own board games. I also appreciate the names they had to make for legal reasons. I do think Mayday could be made into an actual game, with some non-lethal tweaks. The costume design, especially for Bitch Ass, was fantastic. Something so simple makes the character that much more terrifying. The music by Joseph Mohan is amazing. The score ratchets the intensity up at least ten-fold when it has to.

Bitch Ass works as either a standalone movie or the start of a franchise. I think this could be the start of two different series. One, with Bitch Ass being the focus and Two, with Tony Todd’s character introducing other characters to the audience. Either way, Bitch Ass is a fun and scary movie that fans of horror movies and fans of board games with enjoy immensely. If you have a badge for the Chattanooga Film Festival I recommend it to you. I give Bitch Ass 9.5 burnt Rubik’s Cubes out of 10.

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