Bruiser (2001) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Henry Creedlow (Flemyng) is a nice guy; so nice in fact that he lets everyone walk all over him, from his boss and owner of Bruiser Magazine Miles Styles (Stormare) to his wife, Janine (Garbiras), who is having an affair with his boss. We also get the idea that Henry’s accountant best friend James (Tarbet) is embezzling money from Henry’s investments. The only real friend that Henry has is the boss’s wife, Rosemary (Hope). In preparation for an upcoming horror themed masquerade party for the magazine’s first issue, Rosemary makes Henry a plaster face mold for him to design to his own liking.
At a company picnic, Henry catches his wife giving Styles a bit of manual copulation, and confronts her with it on the way home. She makes it seem to be his fault, claiming he’s not a real man because now that he knows of her infidelities, he still won’t do anything in the way of showing his anger, like slapping her or yelling at her. She dumps him at their house that night and speeds back off to the boss’s bed.
The next morning Henry wakes up and goes through his morning routine of showering, shaving, etc. When he wipes the steam off the bathroom mirror, he’s shocked to find that his face is gone, replaced by a blank, stark white mask with eyes like black dots, resembling the mold Rosemary made for him. While he’s dealing with the sudden shock, a maid enters the house and Henry watches as she pockets antiquities and even takes money from his wallet. Henry, with his new non-identity, suddenly realizes the freedom of being unidentifiable and kills the maid. From here, Henry begins taking revenge against those who have trampled all over him, including his boss, his wife, and his so-called best friend…
I thought this was a pretty great movie. I mean you kinda feel for the guy and cheer him on killing people. And The Misfits contributed a lot of music tot he film and it of course rocks, and their performance in the film is cool as [**]. George did a good job with this one I think.
About Bruiser (2001)
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Peter Stormare, Leslie Hope, Nina Garbiras, Tom Atkins
Runtime: 99 minutes
Director: George A. Romero