Marking the third film in a franchise that doesn’t even exist, Dude Bro Party Massacre III is as absurd as its name, a montage of what the fuck, and a bloody, intestine-spilling good time with no boundaries. The film doesn’t follow any real structure, nor does its narrative make a whole lot of sense, yet it’s somehow a shitstorm of awesome. In it, loner Brent Chirino must infiltrate the ranks of a popular fraternity to investigate his twin brother’s murder at the hands of the serial killer known as “Motherface.”
I don’t even know what to say. The oddity that is Dude Bro Party Massacre III, which is way better than it has any right to be, is in a league of its own—if the league was a concoction of pure, B-movie cheese, some of the dumbest characters to ever grace the silver screen, and an unexpected brilliance of deliciously bloody gore, then yeah, it’s in a league of its own. Just imagine Wet Hot American Summer meets Sleepaway Camp—except even more nonsensical and way bloodier—then you’d have Dude Bro Party Massacre III.
What’s peculiar about this one is that while we typically give bad reviews to films with a lack of story, Dude Bro Party Massacre III excels because it’s particular narrative is exactly as clear as mud—there’s certainly a story here, it’s just undercut by nonstop jokes and awesome gore; somewhere in all the chaos and carnage the film manages to catch lightning in a bottle, and the simple, purposely erratic story works because of it. It basically just takes a handful of the dumbest characters… ever, aka Dude Bros, and throws them into a gauntlet of horror—it’s uncomplicated and totally awesome.
But the reason why the film works as well as it does is because it’s head-to-toe authentic, never straying away from its absurd identity—a B-movie through and through. The filmmakers made a bold move here, filming it as if it were some lost VHS horror gem, because there’s a very specific audience for a film as weird as this one. Not everyone will appreciate the insanity, but I kind of think that that was point.
While this one is no doubt a tough sell, it’s an easy film to fall in love with. It’s genuinely entertaining with an impressive combination of horror and laughs that make the bizarreness of it all feel perfectly at home. It’s hilarious and bloody with a surprisingly cool, old school villain that stacks an impressive body count. Dude Bro Party Massacre III is a must see for those who like a particularly wacky brand horror, that’s for sure.