Combat Shock

Combat Shock

Directed by Buddy Giovinazzo

This low-budget cult classic follows a Vietnam veteran's slow descent into madness after failing to adjust to life upon returning home. Writer/director/producer Buddy Giovinazzo made his indelible debut with this nihilistic saga of Vietnam vet Frankie's (Ricky Giovinazzo) desperate pursuit to save his family from the horrors of poverty and urban squalor. Culminating in one of the most brutal climaxes ever committed to celluloid, this unforgiving masterwork remains as controversial, disturbing and relevant as it was at the height of Reagan's America. Contains violence and gore.

This low-budget cult classic follows a Vietnam veteran's slow descent into madness.

Cast: Rick Giovinazzo, Veronica Stork, Mitch Maglio

Member Reviews

War maybe hell, but it can't be as boring as this?

Conorfly
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8 months ago

Deer Hunter meets Eraserhead. In a good way, mostly. Acting is a bit naff and a lot of filler shots of bridges and stuff. Watchable and definitely has vision.

tsujim
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a year ago

Watch this film if you want to feel better about your life. Highly depressing, gritty and disturbing. Watch long enough and curiosity will take over.

MrZombie1980
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2 years ago

Could have been a lot better, could have been a bit worse. All in all it held my attention.

Guitarist3000
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2 years ago

A bit of a precursor to the great Jacob's Ladder . A horrendously boring precursor. In my opinion, save your time.

wichitascott22
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2 years ago