Written and directed by Fernando Alle
Other writing by: Adrián Cardona and Alex Duda
Those who caught the short BANANA MOTHERFUCKER back in 2011 will be primed for the kaleidoscopic, blood soaked imagination of Portuguese writer/director Fernando Alle’s debut feature MUTANT BLAST.
The Troma Movie branding alone will always excite a niche cinema crowd looking for a certain trash aesthetic too. But Mutant Blast is much more than crazy and anarchic for the sake of it. It’s a zombie film that gives up on that idea by the end of the first act with a nuclear bomb to eradicate them.
The surviving humans mutate in the wildest ways possible. One is a lobster – speaking French in a Portuguese language production. Another is a dolphin on legs. Ears are in the wrong place. Third eyes appear in the middle of foreheads. Rats become appendages. It’s as if Salvador Dali himself sprinkled a little bit of magic dust over a Troma towers.
What is more the movie has a heart and delivers the kind of emotional beats that elevate the viewing experience to place that might draw in some non-Troma die-hards. Fanatics needn’t worry, there’s plenty of gratuitous, head stomping gore and violence and enough fake blood to swim in.