- horror reviews - MOH 2020


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 32min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Action, Crime, Horror
Plot Summary: A group of old war veterans put their lives on the line to defend a young woman taking shelter in their local VFW post, who's running from a deranged drug dealer and his relentless army of drug addled punks.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: Homage to John Carpenter's Assault On Precinct 13 with a smidgen of Escape From New York. Also a love letter to macho 80s action stars... and Norm from Cheers. It's fine lowbrow retro-schlock.

Outside Reviews:

Katie Rife
Grade: B - Drenched in grit, gore, and neon, VFW is an action throwback that hits all the right notes

Begos does want to rile up his audience, but not with cheap political pandering. In fact, your average MAGA hat-wearing suburban conservative probably wouldn't even like VFW. (Too much violence and foul language, for one.) No, this is a movie for adrenaline junkies of all ages, a film where Black and white, young and old, and male and female all join in on a free-for-all of kinetic, down-and-dirty action and juicy splatterpunk gore. Soaked in neon and coated with a thick layer of 16mm film grain, it's a visceral throwback to the gritty action fare that lined video store shelves in the early '80s as grindhouses gave way to the VHS boom - coincidentally, also the era that made VFW's core cast famous.