KILLING American STYLE is a hilariously awful B-movie from Iranian born director Amir Shervan, who previously helmed SAMURAI COP which also starred the huge-jawed Robert Z'Dar (MANIAC COP). Shervan's filmography has recently been given a new lease of life thanks to some high definition releases around the globe, allowing a new legion of fans to appreciate some genuine so-bad-it's-good entertainment.
This film looks and feels just like other Shervan movies such as THE YOUNG REBELS, GYPSY, and of course SAMURAI COP. The stories are concerned with gangs of long-haired and hulking muscle guys who go around and abuse people. The heroes look just like the villains and these movies work via action narratives with plenty of shoot-outs and ineptly-staged fights to recommend them.
KILLING American STYLE adopts a home invasion template as a group of vicious robbers invade an everyday household and hold a family hostage. One of the hostages is an annoyingly bratty kid which adds some humour to the thing. There's plenty of gratuitous nudity and rape threats here, alongside some awful acting which takes wooden to whole new levels. The large-scale shoot-out at the climax has to be seen to be believed, and yet you know what? I enjoyed this. Classic so-bad-it's-good style entertainment.