It's RESIDENT EVIL. It's INDIANA JONES. It's BUFFY (WB budget and all), it's a Japanese kids show complete with puppet monsters, over the top capes, costumes and fights - and it's in French and makes little or no sense... but while something like that might sink most films, BLOODY MALLORY rises above the rest to deliver a solid action adventure / horror comedy that manages to somehow drop us in the middle of a story and leave us with a cliffhanger and still feel like a complete film.
Mallory, a newly made bride finds on her wedding day that her newly minted husband is worse than a man - he's a demon, and he intends to sacrifice her life for... something. Why he wanted to kill her, or for what is never explained, but Mallory doesn't accept this with her wedding gifts and instead kills her new husband, banishing him into Limbo and leaving her cursed... with what is never explained. But, cursed all the same she heads to the salon, becomes the color of a fire plug and dresses in leather, carries weapons and stomps Hell back underground with a pair of boots so heavy that Mallory seems in constant danger of breaking an ankle at any moment. Teamed with TALKING TINA, a mute child telepath (with blueberry colored hair), and a transsexual explosive expert, VENA CAVA (with a long pink bubble gum colored wig) - these three are the only thing standing between the world we know and love, and Hell itself.
BLOODY MALLORY is a silly putty crib of many other films, but unlike most films that tend to lift elements, action or plot, BLOODY MALLORY takes it one step further by adding into the mix several original ideas and shots of humor (as well as good performances) that help to complete the illusion. And while a well made, and produced film, you can't help catching yourself thinking that you're really watching a television show. The pacing, cutting and storyline, shocks and surprises all seem fit more for a weekly series than just one film... so much so that by the time the film ends, you can't help but feel a bit disappointed that you've really reached the end.
While fast and cheap, it's never out of control. And for those looking for a quick hit of action and gore, plus a laugh or two, then BLOODY MALLORY has got your back, and a pair of boots made for walking.