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- Martin Kove
- Stephen Lang
- William Sadler
- Dora Madison
- David Patrick Kelly
- Sierra McCormick
- George Wendt
- Fred Williamson
- Tom Williamson
- Travis Hammer
Did You Know?
- Although it's never spoken onscreen, Walter's army jacket- and the end credits- indicate that his surname is "Reed," a reference to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, one of the United States' most prominent military hospitals.
- The large flag inside the VFW post was displayed incorrectly. When hung against a wall, whether horizontally or vertically, the union (the blue part) should always be in the upper left corner as viewed.
- Fred Parras: Right about now, I'm feeling real eager. So whatever you're gonna do, quit flapping your gums and do it. But when you come, boy, you come sharp. Because you make a mistake, I'm gonna cut your heart out.
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Unlike Bliss, which has a cogent intention pushing it forward, VFW plays slapdash, which admittedly fits the film’s grimy aesthetic, a delirious theme park ride. Maybe that’s all a horror movie needs to be to be worth watching, but Begos can do more than douse a set with viscera, even if VFW doesn’t need “more” to justify itself.
VFW ultimately lacks the cinematic flair to be truly memorable. But the pic succeeds on its own terms of being a nostalgic throwback to the days when such B-movies routinely opened on double and triple bills in urban grindhouses.
If you’re into “Splatterhouse Cinema” that respects its elders and tenderizes human bodies without remorse, Joe Begos has a pile of discarded corpses waiting for you. It’s vile, slick with repugnance, and appropriately inhumane. A canon full of guts blasted straight into your face – the Fangoria way.