MARDI GRAS MASSACRE (1978)
Article 5415 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Jack Weis
Featuring Kurt Dawson, Gwen Arment, William Metzo
What it is: Waste of time
A psycho is sacrificing prostitutes to an Aztec god. Police investigate.
Unless you’re excited over the fact that this was shot in New Orleans, there are only two reasons I can think of that anyone might wish to see this; the nudity and the gore. It’s certainly not the perfunctory and uninspired acting, the barely-there plot, the dismal romance subplot, the lame-car-chase action finale, or the police investigation (which largely consists of policeman standing around and complaining that there are no clues). And of the nudity and gore fans, I think only the former will feel they got their money’s worth; there’s a lot of nudity here. The gore fans will feel ripped off; there are three gore sequences, but the second two are a virtual repeat of the first one. Other than that, the only point of interest is that there’s a plot twist near the end where none was expected, but that’s long after you’ve stopped caring. For my money, this movie is nearly worthless.