“Microwave Massacre” is a film that few have probably watched and those who have might have regretted watching it. The only thing about it is that it’s good is it’s less than a hour and half, so it’s a short film. Granted the director and cast seemed to know that this wasn’t a serious film, so the viewer should too. It’s a horror comedy, but what is funny about is the acting. It was released in 1983 and the director of the film was Wayne Berwick.
The biggest oddity is the main actor of the film. You won’t recognize the face, but the voice you will recognize. The voice is the only and only Frosty the Snowman. The actor is Jackie Vernon. So it feels like you are watching Frosty in a really bad horror film. Though remember that Vernon was a comedian besides being the lovable snowman, just most people remember that instead. The plot is simple, a husband doesn’t like his wife’s cooking and nagging, so he kills her. Though not only killing her, he makes her into food. The thing is he wants simple food, but she likes cooking gourmet food with her microwave. There is one very cheesy scene where he’s making kabobs and he’s putting a hand on the stick. The acting isn’t anything special. Besides Veron in the film, Loren Schein, Marla Simon, and Anna Marlowe were also in the film. It’s a wonder if they all did the movie because a sick sense of humor or just low on cash?
Think about the days of the video stores when you went into the section, there were all kinds of low-budget horror. Box art was a big deal back then. What is ironic many probably rented this movie because of its box art. One thing that Netflix or Hulu Plus doesn’t have is that art. So the movie gets credit for bringing anyone who lived in the video store boom. Though the sad thing is it doesn’t live up to its art, but the title does. It’s a ridiculous title that equals a very ridiculous movie. What you have here is Frosty is acting like a maniac that is obsessed with junk food and cannibalism.
While it uses bad horror effects for laughs, the film also uses sex as a topic. Scenes show the neighbors might be swingers, but what is known is they have a lot of orgies. That’s suppose to be used as a laugh factor, but instead it doesn’t work. It seems that the director wasn’t sure how far he wanted to go in either genre. The film genres being porn or horror. He didn’t go far in either of them. It’s just a mess. You can categorize this in the ’80s horror trash films. The time when everyone wanted their film in the video stores.
Overall if you’re looking for something just plain weird and a film that might not many have seen then “Microwave Massacre,” is the key film for that. Just be warned it’s a terrible movie and good to watch if you have a lot of curiosity. Even without taking it seriously, it’s still unappealing to watch. Think of it kind of like Roger Corman’s “Bucket of Blood,” but Corman’s was a lot better.
So speaking of worst movies ever, check out the video above. The video talks about the worst movies ever made, which “Microwave Massacre,” is right up there with being in the category of worst movies ever too. Have you seen the Microwave Massacre? If so share your own thoughts about it in the comments!