Middle-aged construction worker Donald (stand-up comedian Jackie Vernon in his final movie role) is going hungry because his frumpy stout wife, May (Claire Ginsberg), has decided only to cook gourmet foods – in the world’s most ridiculously huge microwave oven.
Combined with her constant nagging, it’s enough to cause Donald to snap, and he kills her – bludgeoning her to death with a salt grinder.
He subsequently finds a new use for the microwave when he accidentally discovers he has a taste for human flesh. Soon he’s experimenting with different recipes – and different meats.
And so we meet a hooker called Dee Dee Dee (Lou Ann Webber), a hottie who makes a living dancing in a chicken costume (Anna Marlowe), psychiatrist Dr Gestalp (John Harmon), Dr Von Der Fool (Ed Thomas), Donalds’ fellow construction workers Roosevelt (Loren Schein) and Philip (Al Troupe), and grumpy bartender Sam (Phil De Carlo).
Although the movie was filmed in 1979, it wasn’t actually released until 1983. Over the years, Microwave Massacre has won something of a cult following among fans of bad movies.
The dialogue is absurd, the cinematography is poor and the special effects are terrible. Is it a good film? No. Will you enjoy watching it? Yes, you will.
There are also liberal doses of gratuitous nudity – so there’s that.
Dee Dee Dee
Lou Ann Webber
Phil De Carlo
Dr Von Der Fool
Debra Draper Berwick
Alex Mann (as Al Mannino)
La Greasy Delight
Le Drunk, Too
Le Fried Pipers