Anyone who knows me is well aware of my hatred for anything Troma related. The only thing worse than Troma to me is indie filmmakers who are trying to imitate Troma. That is exactly what you get with Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas — a Troma-style low-budget flick.
I usually don’t like to write completely negative reviews on this site, but I really am having trouble finding anything good to say about this film. All over the packaging of the DVD are icons claiming that this film has won numerous awards on the festival and indie circuits. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how any of those awards could have really been given to this film.
The one good thing I can say about Dave Campfield’s film is that it starred horror icon, Linnea Quigley. Additionally, Robert Z’dar (Maniac Cop) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp) make brief appearances, but if you blink you’ll miss them completely.
If you are a Troma fan, this movie will be right up your alley. It’s quite unfortunate, but unlike the quote from the film and the title I chose for this review, I cannot give this film a ‘thumbs up.’ I give Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas a rating of 1 half-brother out of 5.