Dude Bro Party Massacre III tells the story of Brent who must infiltrate his dead twin brother’s frat in order to get some answers. He is investigating the death of his brother and the identity of his killer, the infamous Motherface. When a senior prank goes wrong, the Dean of the college banishes the frat bros to an old sorority house by the lake. Just like you’d expect from early nineties frat boys, lots of drinking and mildly homoerotic broing out ensues and all is well until Motherface shows up to wreck shit. Brent has to work with his new bros in order to stay alive long enough to find out who Motherface is and why she does what she does.
I went into this movie worried that I would be a little lost because I hadn’t seen the first two films in the trilogy. Lucky for me, there are no other films. This is the level of absurdity we’re working with through the whole film, y’all. It’s sold as a movie that aired once on a public access channel and it just happened to be recorded by a teenager who stayed up to watch the Midnight Morning Movie. The pristine VHS quality of the film really adds a layer of realism to the idea that it was recorded off the TV late at night. The individual recording it was a little slow on the pause button when the commercial breaks came, too. The tidbits of commercials were some of the funniest moments in the movie and are a really great touch.
Dude Bro Party Massacre III is completely fucking ridiculous but in a good way. I’m really digging all of these throwback slasher spoofs that are coming out lately. There’s something about a movie that really leans into being super campy and goofy but at the same time has the heart of a good slasher flick. The body count in this movie isn’t astronomically high but the kills are really nice. Motherface is a brutal motherfucker with puns for days who uses the dude bros’ worst fears against them. The only thing darker than Motherface’s sense of humor is her back story. Apparently the frat bros killed her mom and twin sister. Probably happened in the first two movies. God damn it.
Imagine watching a movie that is completely fucking absurd then there are some twists added that just push it way over the top into like Attack of the Killer Tomatoes territory. Yeah, that’s what goes down in the final act of this movie. You know what, though? It totally fucking works. Look, I’m not going to sit here and say I didn’t wonder what the fuck I was watching from time to time but I will say that it all came together just as it needed to.
All in all, would I recommend this movie? Fuckin right I would! This movie was so damned fun. They took it just seriously enough to make it work. If you’re a fan of goofy ass horror comedy done right, Dude Bro Party Massacre III will not disappoint. It is currently available on Shudder.
You can check out the trailer here.