History Film / AxEm

25th May '16 6:23:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fact that the dialogue is heavily prevalent on TotallyRadical lingo and conversations, there are numerous references to pop culture works like ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and ''Franchise/RoboCop''.


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31st Jul '15 10:29:22 PM Bauglir100
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* BlatantLies: Despite the title, no character is killed with an axe during the film.

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* BlatantLies: Despite the title, no only ''one'' character is killed with an axe during the film.


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* {{Irony}}: In one scene, a teenager enters a seemingly abandoned house, and searches the place while loudly demanding a phone every five minutes. As he searches another room, what does the killer knock him out with? [[spoiler: A rotary phone.]]


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* MonochromeCasting: The majority of the movie's cast is African-American. In fact, only two or three Caucasian people appear in the whole movie. Even then, they don't last long.
27th Aug '13 10:32:31 AM erforce
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fact that the dialogue is heavily prevalent on TotallyRadical lingo and conversations, there are numerous references to pop culture works like ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and ''Film/RoboCop''.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fact that the dialogue is heavily prevalent on TotallyRadical lingo and conversations, there are numerous references to pop culture works like ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and ''Film/RoboCop''.''Franchise/RoboCop''.
11th Aug '13 8:17:32 AM crazyrabbits
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* TheDanza: Michael Mfume as Michael.
11th Aug '13 8:13:56 AM crazyrabbits
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'''''Ax 'Em''''' is a horror film made in [[TheNineties the nineties]] and was distributed in 2002. It was directed, written, and produced by Michael Mfume.

In the beginning of the film, a group of people talk about the party while Harry, the "mentally ill son" from the opening scroll, kills people with a machete. He crashes the party and kills people for no reason at all, even though he was supposed to "revenge his family deaths."

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'''''Ax 'Em''''' (originally titled ''The Weekend It Lives'') is a horror film directed, written and produced by Michael Mfume, made in [[TheNineties the nineties]] '90s]] and was distributed in 2002. It was directed, written, and produced by Michael Mfume.

In the beginning of the film,
2002.

The film follows
a group of people talk about the teenagers who attend Morgan State University, and make plans to head up north for a party while Harry, at an isolated cabin. Unbeknownst to them, the "mentally ill son" from the opening scroll, kills people with mentally-ill son of a machete. He crashes the party man who executed himself and kills people for no reason at all, even though he was supposed to "revenge most of his family deaths." has been wandering the woods looking for revenge, and soon comes to massacre the teenagers. What follows is a race as the teens try to survive and look for a way out before Harry kills them all.

The film was the first (and only) film produced and directed by Mfume, the son of former senator (and president of the NAACP) Kwesei Mfume. It was heavily panned during its initial release, and languished in obscurity for years until its release on DVD a decade later.



* {{Filler}}: The movie always has the group talking and eating. Granted, it's split with other scenes such as Brian's death, Rock trying to screw a female, and [[{{Squick}} Tony taking a pee break,]] but it's still infuriating because the movie stops dead for a bit.
* GainaxEnding: The film doesn't stop with Harry dead. He's still alive.

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* {{Filler}}: AxCrazy: Harry, although he uses a machete to dispatch his victims instead of an axe.
* BlatantLies: Despite the title, no character is killed with an axe during the film.
* TheDanza: Michael Mfume as Michael.
* DullSurprise:
The movie always grandfather in the pre-credits sequence, when faced with Harry stalking towards him, matter-of-factly says, "Oh, shit."
* ExcusePlot: A group of high-school students go up north for the weekend, crack jokes about sex and pop culture, then get stalked by the only witness to a grisly suicide-murder.
* FadeToBlack: Used constantly during scene transitions.
* FakingTheDead: One of the teenagers, when trapped in the house with Harry pursuing him, sits in a chair, throws a sheet over himself and pretends to be a corpse. The ruse works, and Harry doesn't discover him.
* {{Filler}}:
** The "step show/insult contest" sequence takes up a good 7-8 minutes of screentime, and
has nothing to do with the rest of the plot.
** There is an extended sequence where
the group is talking and eating. Granted, it's split with other scenes such as Brian's death, Rock trying to screw a female, and [[{{Squick}} Tony taking a pee break,]] break, but it's still infuriating because the movie stops dead for a bit.
* GainaxEnding: ForTheEvulz: The supposed motivation of Harry, who is attacking people who stay near him because of what happened to his father and family (an event caused completely by the senior Mason and no one else) a decade-and-a-half prior.
* HillbillyHorrors: The majority of the
film doesn't stop takes place in an isolated, wooded area where the students have no access to phones or communication with Harry dead. He's still alive.the outside world.



* TheNineties: This was made at that time, and it shows with the now out-of-date styles (a Mickey Mouse shirt a character wears).
* PlotHole: Tons of them, ranging from how killing a group of people is the equivalent of "revenging Harry's family deaths" to Harry using a hatchet.

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* MakeSureHesDead: After the other teenagers leave, Michael goes back, picks up a revolver, and fires several more shots into Harry. Subverted - it doesn't work, and he gets back up again some time after Michael leaves.
* TheNineties: This The film was made at that time, in 1992, and it shows with the now out-of-date styles (a Mickey Mouse shirt a character wears).
* PlotHole: Tons of them, ranging from how killing a group of people is the equivalent of "revenging Harry's family deaths" to Harry using a hatchet.
wears).



** When one of the group members fell, he said that [[{{Memes/Advertising}} he fell, and he can't get up.]]
* StockFootage: In the scene where Harry finds a car, the group shouts, "Oh, shit!" And then they replay it backwards. Also, the scene where Nikki flees and screams is played at least twice.
* TooDumbToLive: At one point the surviving characters find a car. Rather then just, getting in and getting out of there, they start hooping and hollering in celebration.

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** When one of the group members fell, falls, he said that [[{{Memes/Advertising}} he fell, and he can't get up.]]
* TheStinger: As the surviving students escape, Harry (who was shot and presumably killed) walks out of the forest and growls.
* StockFootage: In the scene where Harry finds a discovers the teens trying to fix the car, the group shouts, "Oh, shit!" And then they replay it backwards. Also, the scene where Nikki flees and screams is played at least twice.
* TooDumbToLive: At one point point, the surviving characters find a car. Rather then just, just getting in and getting out of there, driving away, they start hooping and hollering in celebration.celebration. This gives Harry enough time to find and chase them away from it.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yeah, what did happen to the white girl who trips every time?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Yeah, what did happen UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Aside from the fact that the dialogue is heavily prevalent on TotallyRadical lingo and conversations, there are numerous references to pop culture works like ''WesternAnimation/InspectorGadget'' and ''Film/RoboCop''.
* UnreadablyFastText: The opening text is on-screen for only 3 seconds before moving on.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse:
** What happened
to the white girl who trips every time?time?
** Two homeless men stumble out of the forest, make a reference to kicking Harry's ass, then run off and aren't seen again.
* WhyDontYaJustShootHim: Averted - the characters fire several shots into him when they flee from the car. It takes several more shots (and a pitchfork) to put him down at the end of the film.
* YourMom: Used repeatedly by the emcee during the opening credits.
20th Nov '12 5:13:36 PM Retro7
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* TooDumbToLive: At one point the surviving characters find a car. Rather then just, getting in and getting out of there, they start hooping and hollering in celebration.
7th Nov '12 3:45:09 PM StFan
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->''"On a cold winter night, in 1990, Mr. Mason, a mean and cruel Towns man, left his job for Home. After arriving home, He took a shotgun And killed his wife and Kids. Then is mean man Killed himself."''
->''"When the police arrived they only Found the bodies of his wife, Daughter, and younger son. His mentally Ill son Harry Was not ever found."''
->''"Legend has it, he will return In 13 years to revenge his family deaths."''
->-- '''The opening scroll.

''Ax 'Em'' is a horror film made in [[TheNineties the nineties]] and was distributed in 2002. It was directed, written, and produced by Michael Mfume.

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->''"On ->''On a cold winter night, in 1990, Mr. Mason, a mean and cruel Towns man, left his job for Home. After arriving home, He took a shotgun And killed his wife and Kids. Then is mean man Killed himself."''
->''"When
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When
the police arrived they only Found the bodies of his wife, Daughter, and younger son. His mentally Ill son Harry Was not ever found."''
->''"Legend
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Legend
has it, he will return In in 13 years to revenge his family deaths."''
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'''The opening scroll.

''Ax 'Em''
scroll'''

'''''Ax 'Em'''''
is a horror film made in [[TheNineties the nineties]] and was distributed in 2002. It was directed, written, and produced by Michael Mfume.






!!This film provides examples of the following tropes:

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!!This film !!''Ax 'Em'' provides examples of the following tropes:



* {{Gainax Ending}}: The film doesn't stop with Harry dead. He's still alive.

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* {{Gainax Ending}}: GainaxEnding: The film doesn't stop with Harry dead. He's still alive.



* {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}}/{{Revenge}}: Subverted. Despite saying that he would "revenge his family deaths," Harry doesn't even do that.
* {{Rouge Angles of Satin}}/{{Wanton Cruelty To The Common Comma}}: The OpeningScroll.

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* {{Roaring Rampage Of Revenge}}/{{Revenge}}: RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Subverted. Despite saying that he would "revenge his family deaths," Harry doesn't even do that.
* {{Rouge Angles of Satin}}/{{Wanton Cruelty To RougeAnglesOfSatin / WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma: The Common Comma}}: OpeningScroll.
* ShoutOut
**
The OpeningScroll.host of the YourMom competition calls someone "[[MCHammer Hammer]]".
** When one of the group members fell, he said that [[{{Memes/Advertising}} he fell, and he can't get up.]]
* StockFootage: In the scene where Harry finds a car, the group shouts, "Oh, shit!" And then they replay it backwards. Also, the scene where Nikki flees and screams is played at least twice.
26th Sep '12 11:58:04 AM doctrainAUM
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The first victim in this film is the mumbling grandfather. Oh, and he's also the only victim to be killed by the villain's axe.
** This is kind of a statistical given, considering that about 98% of the cast is black.
5th Jul '12 11:36:29 PM Rockduded
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** This is kind of a statistical given, considering that about 98% of the cast is black.
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