Murderdrome, Tweet Style

So, I’ll be penning a real review over at Cinapse in the next week or so, but I decided to live “tweet” (I didn’t actually post on Twitter) as I watched the film through. It’s got a bunch of synopsis, but I don’t think it’s really a “spoiler” in any real sense… I cut it down a bit towards the end to avoid any true spoilers and I assure you that the plot points that are “spoiled” are not ruined at all. You need to still make a point to watch the campiness, gore, and fun visuals that make this an instant cult classic.

Murderdrome Opening

And away… we… go!

The movie starts with derby girls getting ready for a bout, I dig it.

The bout begins. Vicious, fast, hard-hitting flat track derby action… credits flash and ladies thrash. Great opening with fun camera work.

Bout over, two dudes chatting, including a greaser in dope leather jacket with awful hair. Like AWFUL hair.

After some chatter, including jealous ex-girlfriend in derby gear scoffing at her ex for moving on too fast, it’s time for a punk rawk show.

Creepy smoking dude peeps in on derby girls chilling post bout and makes cryptic rhyming statements.

Dude with bad hair gets laid. That leather jacket must be a total babe magnet because it’s surely not for his looks.

Crazy derby ex-girlfriend bitch goes after the gal who flirted with her ex. Nothing really comes of it.

Oh snap, the ugly hair dude hears a noise. Don’t get out of that back seat, dude! At least finish getting laid before you die, amirite?

Oh shit, nevermind, you’re dead… against a demonic derby chick in bondage gear, he didn’t stand a chance.

Derby girls skating around in parking lot goofing off like derby girls do. The creepy dude is hiding in a tree watching them.

Cute derby gal that the ex was flirting with before puts her headphones on and a cool throwback rock track comes on.

Cool scene of her skating around, looking all cute and stuff… but wait! The creepy dude is following her.

Derby Ass

Creepy dude covers the derby gal’s eyes and shows her a vision. Oooh, it’s the origin of the slasher!

PS. Pretty sure the creepy dude is the janitor for the rink.

The ex-dude and the cute derby gal go for a skate after she wakes up from the crazy nightmare, lying in her own bed.

They come upon the dead bodies of the ugly hair dude and his derby gal date… then suddenly… poof… creepy dude appears.

Creepy janitor dude then blames the cute derby gal for awaking a psycho former derby gal… the same one in the weird nightmare.

Oh, I just found out that the ex-dude’s name is Brad. I’m sure they said it before, but I didn’t notice.

Brad’s ex gets all pissy and comes after the cute derby gal at the rink after a practice.

The main gal I keep calling the cute one is named Cherry I think.

Anyhoo, they ran outside and… the demon witch psycho ghost killer is there… and another dead derby gal.

I can’t make out the killer’s name, I guess that’s the problem with Australian accents and a dumb American viewer…

Got it, I’m pretty sure it’s Momma Skate.

Oh… duh… IMDB! Yeah… Momma Skate, the crazy ass ghost demon witch skater is Momma Skate.

Cherry and Brad sticking together while the try to get away. Two other skates with them.

The ex-girlfriend bitch an one of her crew is looking for Cherry and has no idea about Momma Skate…

And… more dead derby gals.

Cherry and Brad and crew split up… dumbasses.

Cherry sees the janitor and follows him. His starts laughing maniacally at her. Then he disappears again.

The psycho ex (her name is Hell something) shows up… she starts fighting Cherry…

Oh yeah, somewhere in my last few “tweets”, I forgot to mention at least one more dead derby gal.

Ok, Cherry and Hell are done fighting, cue flashing over to Momma Skate and another derby gal… and… yup.

Oh wait, what? Momma Skate wears blades? What a bitch! Quads are what derby is all about, who the hell does she think she is?

And with said blades, she stomps on a derby gal’s head. Maybe that’s why… maybe she can do more damage with rollerblades.

Back to Cherry and Hell. Fight reignited. And… guess what happens next… it’s Momma Skate time!

Janitor has a plan. He talks to Cherry and he starts painting blood on the rink. Not sure what the hell his plan is at all.

Ummm, k… something happening on the rink, where the blood was painted I think… a portal?

Best line in the movie so far, “Don’t take this the wrong way, but why aren’t you guys dead?”

Some skating around and… there’s a severed leg… and more body parts…

Blood and guts and derby, oh my!

More dead derby gals. I can only assume Cherry is gonna save the day, right? Or wrong? Wait, what is happening here?

So confused… is this the afterlife? A dream? A nightmare? Huh?


Wait… now we’re back in reality? Or…?

Oh, so the portal thingy was something different… he drew something else completely on the rink… let’s see how this works…

Wait, does this mean it’s over, is Momma Skate really gone now?

Nice. And that’s the end, folks!

Derby Bout

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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