“ Still to this day I consider this the worst movie I've ever seen in my life!
“ The first half is loooong, tedious, badly acted and boring (with the exception of the electric knife/toaster double murder, a scene most likely never to be repeated again in the history of horror/trash cinema).
“ It really is a pointless and gory trail up to the punch line at the end, though along the way you do get to hear the then-famous synth instrumental, "Popcorn" by Hot Butter.
“ The film had a few good shocks, like the death by toaster scene, but I found this film mostly pretty tedious.
“ They include Brock, studious bland Michael Harris, his innocent girlfriend Jennifer Stock, her dorky friend Darcy Brown, and wise-cracking dude Jack Neubeck.
“ It's a terrible terrible movie to be sure, but it's terribly entertaining as well.
“ I finally got the chance to see this flick recently and i have to say that i enjoyed it.
“Add also a gruesome cannibal cult and you have memorable Z-gade horror trash,which remains a highly entertaining if comparatively rare film that should be sought by fans of cheap exploitation cinema.
“ A truly entertaining oddity.
“ The acting is bad enough to make this truly enjoyable.
“The film has uneventful stretches and the writing is ludicrous.
“ In college a buddy of mine came in with a tape of what he claimed was the worst movie ever committed to celluloid, or whatever they had been using in 1974.
“ Well maybe not great, but certainly entertaining.
“We got it home, popped it in the VCR, watched it, and although I don't remember all that much about it, I still remember it as the worst movie ever made.
“ Terrible in pretty much every respect, but so weird and unpredictable you can't take your eyes off it.
“ This film is a joy to behold for lovers of bad films and is thoroughly entertaining on that level.
“ A few cheap shocks, but pretty tedious.
“ So prepare yourselves for a frustrating experience - bad library music, bad sets stacked with bad furniture, filled with bad actors with bad haircuts and worse comb-overs yelling the most pointless exposition and wretched dialogue that at best can be described as "florid".
“ Dull spots and porn film production values notwithstanding, Shriek of the Mutilated does contain some wild ideas.
“ Well, in a completely pointless scene, he goes home and cuts his wife's throat with a carving knife (!
“Nevertheless, Shriek of the Mutilated is worth watching at least once as a good example of how to take a perfectly good plot idea and ruin it, doing everything wrong.