- Duck! The Carbine High Massacre
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre
Directed by William Hellfire
Produced by William Hellfire
Written by William Hellfire
Starring William Hellfire
Cinematography Todd Russell
Editing by Lou Cifer Distributed by Shriek Show Release date(s) April 20, 2000 Running time 101 min. Country USA Language English Budget $5,000
Duck! The Carbine High Massacre is a 2000 black comedy film about a fictional school shooting. It was the first Columbine-inspired film to be released. It was released exactly one year after the massacre. It is written, produced, directed, and starred by softcore horror/sex film directors William Hellfire and Joey Smack. The film is unrated, in a sense due to the incredible amounts of gratuitous violence, amongst other forms of non-rateable media.
The film tells the story of Derwin and Derick, two trench-coat wearing neo-Nazis. Both come from deprived family backgrounds, one with alcoholic parents and the other with a father who is a wife-beater. When Derwin is severely assaulted by jocks, he and Derick form a plan to kill students at their school and then commit suicide. It is set to the date of April 20, the birth date of Adolf Hitler. The pair buy two shotguns and several handguns from a black market dealer. The next day they open fire in the cafeteria, killing most of the secondary characters, before heading down into the basement where they simultaneously kill each other. A police officer and the school principal enter the school to find a bomb (placed there by the school janitor). When the cop attempts to defuse it, the film implies that the bomb explodes. The final scenes show several people trying to explain their theories on why the massacre occurred. This is a spoof of the moral panic and conspiracy theories presented following the Columbine High shooting.
- William Hellfire as Derwin
- Joey Smack as Derick
- Erin Brown as Bible Girl
- Lilly Tiger as Play Girl
- Chris Perez as Car Kid
- Henry Krinkle as Retard
- Michael Ovum as Spam Jock
- Ryan Trimmer as Benchpress
- Kendall "Shorty" Ward as Afro-American
- Marie Mazur as Song Girl
- Mike Roser as Goth Boy
- Liz Bathory as Goth Girl
- Michael Lema as No Info Boy
With the exception of main characters Derick and Derwin, all other characters are credited as their stereotype:
- Bible Girl (played by well-known softcore porn actress Misty Mundae)
- Play Girl
- Car Kid
- Spam Jock
- Song Girl
- Goth Girl
- Goth Boy (Boyfriend of Goth Girl)
- No Info Boy
This was the first post-Columbine film on the subject of school shootings, and arguably perceived by critics as the most offensive. It contained much blood and gore, nudity, sexual references and racism (one instance incited by a black character towards his white peers, and another when the protagonists are seen reading Mein Kampf and wearing Nazi paraphernalia in private). The main actors and directors Smack and Hellfire were arrested for carrying weapons on a school campus during one of the shots outside an elementary school. They were jailed for a short amount of time. There was also controversy over the release date, exactly one year after the Columbine massacre.
Comparison to Columbine
The film references Columbine many times, including:
- The use of shotguns
- Two shooters
- Joint suicide
- A teacher is shot when trying to get kids out of the cafeteria, and dies later. His last words are: "Tell my daughters I love them". The character is a reference to coach Dave Sanders. He is one of the few "serious" characters in this film.
- The use of a propane tank turned into a bomb
- The last scene parodies the aftermath of Columbine, with conspiracy theorists, parents and witnesses all talking about the perpetrators and why they think the massacre occurred.
- The sole black student killed is a reference to Isaiah Shoels.
- The mentally challenged kid is a reference to Kyle Velasquez.
- The inclusion of the bible girl character is likely a reference to Cassie Bernall or Rachel Scott.[original research?]
- The two teens watching television at the time of the massacre strongly resemble the Columbine shooters, more so than Derwin and Derick.
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