Documentary of wannabe filmmaker Mark Borchardt's
efforts to finance and shoot the low-budget horror flick "Coven." Also with Joan
Petrie, Mike Schank, Bill Borchardt, Monica Borchardt and Cliff Borchardt. [1:47]
SEX/NUDITY 1 - We see a few photos of women in cleavage-revealing tops and
see part of a centerfold magazine cover (no explicit nudity is visible); also, we see a
couple of shirtless men and a couple of women in midriff- and cleavage- revealing tops.
VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - In various film clips (some of which are shown a couple of
times and obviously use fake blood and makeup effects), a woman is stabbed in the neck
repeatedly (we see lots of blood on her neck and chest), a bloody-faced man spits blood
out of his mouth, "goo" pours out of a man's shirt (we see a little splatter on
the floor), a man with a decomposed face is shown, a bloody decomposing corpse is shown, a
man's head is thrown through a cabinet resulting in an extremely bloody head wound, a
woman stabs a man's leg, a boy is stabbed, men scuffle, a boy is hit in the head with a
stick, several people smash a car's windows, and a man is dragged through a creek by
several others. While shooting a film, a man tries to put a man's head through a cabinet
door several times before succeeding; he punches the cabinet a few times (resulting in a
few bloody cuts on his knuckles), trying to break the door so it softens the blow to the
other's head. A man and women yell at each other in front of their children.
PROFANITY 10 - About 50 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of
scatological references, lots of mild obscenities and some insults. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Filmmaking, pursuing one's dreams, alcoholism, dysfunctional
family relationships, debt, friendship, determination.
MESSAGE - Your dreams can come true with a lot of hard work, dedication and
help from friends and family.