Winners Tape All: The Henderson Brothers Story (2016)
Movie Review by The Gravedigger
This faux documentary begins with a Public Access TV interview with Henry Jakoby (Chris LaMartina), a horror movie buff who had discovered two little seen movies when he was a teenager, splatter films made in his hometown by the Henderson brothers in the 1980's. Then we're introduced to the two (step)brothers, who are oddballs. They talk about their influences, such as the movie "I Piss on Your Guts". Then, they discuss their first film, CURSE OF STABBERMAN and then the followup, the absurd CANNIBAL SWIM CLUB, which they shot in the rain in someone's backyard. One of the brothers sums up their career by saying "We made two more movies than the average person".
The only thing that bugged me is that the "old age makeup" didn't work, to make these thirty year olds look like they were in their fifties, but that goes along with the overall theme of the movie, I suppose.
WINNERS TAPE ALL is a good-natured homage to the "direct-to-video" horror films made in the 80's. Mostly hrough the Jakoby character it conveys the excitement and enthusiasm these filmmakers had for their work. Yes, there are exaggerations (I don't think any actual indie filmmaker thought they were making a masterpiece when they made their films), but overall it's not a bad representation. It's also quite funny, sort of a cross between AMERICAN MOVIE and STEPBROTHERS. Recommended.
Directed by Justin Channell and available at <a href="https://winnerstapeall.vhx.tv" target="_new">winnerstapeall.vhx.tv</a>