SURF NAZIS MUST DIE
Surf Nazis Must Die, which was independently produced, is a better film than many of Tromas in-house productions. Like most Troma items, the poster design is more interesting than the finished product here the film seems to promise to be a tongue-in-cheek Mad Max 2 (1981) of the beachfronts, a concept the resulting film never quite delivers on. The plot is instantly forgettable, and the acting, particularly of lead actor Barry Brenner, is so bizarre as to guarantee hysterics. Gore various decapitations, heads blown off, wounds being stitched up shown in closeup has been used as a buttress whenever the pace is in (frequent) danger of flagging.
The film remains commendable for its sheer persistence, perversity and overall tone of over-the-top lunacy. Dawn Wildsmith, who gives the best performance as Adolphs girl-friend, gets all the best lines: Scum-sucking Neanderthal, how dare you question my authority? or Im Adolphs bitch get yourself another cunt. And then theres imposing black mama Gail Neely who walks up to a gunsmith and demands something to blow honky hide off at 20 paces, and later pops said gun into Adolphs mouth, Im going to give you a taste of Mommas home-cooking, Adolph, and pulls the trigger. A standard love scene, scored with a trumpet solo, is guaranteed to have one rolling in the aisle. The film is also surprisingly well photographed.
Of the people involved, Peter George only directed one other film a little-seen adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthornes Young Goodman Brown (1993) and Jon Ayre has not written again. Producer Robert Tinnell later relocated to Canada where he has directed a number of worthwhile childrens films including Kids of the Round Table (1995) and particularly Frankenstein and Me (1996) and Believe (2000).
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