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-> ''Screaming only excites him.''

'''''Carver''''' is a 2008 SlasherMovie, a hybrid of HillbillyHorrors and TorturePorn.

Set to go off to university soon, Pete Hoskin decides to drag his younger brother, Bryan, off to the secluded wilderness of Halcyon Ridge for some sibling bonding (no, not in ''[[HoYay that]]'' way). Joining the two are Pete's immature friend Zack, and his flighty girlfriend Rachel, much to Bryan's annoyance. Meeting up in a roadside store called the QG, the group are approached by the proprietor, a friendly old chap named Billy Hall Carver, who offers them a night of free drinks if they can get some supplies for him from the storage cabin near their campsite; he can't do it himself due his bum leg and his obese, troublesome, manchild relative and only help, Bobby Shaw, being given a talking to by Sheriff Jack Quixley, you see.

Agreeing to the deal, the group set up their site, and after meeting a fellow camper named Kate (who is out on her annual camping trip with her friend Gina, who seems to have vanished) head up to the cabin. Deciding to have a look around while gathering the QG's needed wares, our characters discover a hidden cache of film reels, one of which they play on an old projector. Lighthearted riffing turns to unease when the amateurish slasher film the reel contains becomes a little bit too graphic, depicting the disturbingly realistic mutilation and murder of campers and hikers in a forest very similar to the one they are in.

Quickly putting the reels back and leaving after hearing someone approach, everyone (except worrywart Bryan) decides to put the disturbing film behind them, and after dropping off Billy Hall's stuff, get into party mode with their limitless supply of booze, though shit hits the fan when Zack gets into a fight and heads to an outhouse to clean up. While wiping off the blood and taking a dump, Zack is castrated and captured by Bobby Shaw, the slasher movie's killer and creator, who has big plans for Zack's friends, the unknowing stars of his next big picture.

I'm ready for my [[GrossUpCloseUp close up]], Mr. Carver.

!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* AccidentalMurder: Kate crushes Zack between two vehicles, and stabs him in the head with a hoe, thinking he was Bobby Shaw.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Rachel steps on a nail.
* AnArmAndALeg: Some severed limbs are found strewn throughout the bottom level of the Carver cabin.
* AntagonistTitle
* AteHisGun: Kate's death.
* AxCrazy: Bobby Shaw.
* BarBrawl: Zack gets into a fight with a patron of the QG.
* BareYourMidriff: Rachel and Kate.
* BasedOnAGreatBigLie: The film claims to be based on fact, though all attempts to look up similar crimes to those presented in the film have turned up nothing.
* BeardOfEvil: The Carvers.
* BloodFromTheMouth: It's vomited a lot, especially during the sledgehammer murder.
* CameraFiend: Rachel.
* CampingACrapper: Happens to Zack.
* CarFu: Kate hits Zack (thinking he was Bobby Shaw) with Pete's van, and slams him into Zack's car.
* ChaseScene
* ColdBloodedTorture
* CoolShades: Zack and Rachel, and of course the only law enforcement official.
* CorruptHick: You can honestly tell just by looking at them.
* CreatorCameo: Co-producer Jaye Lowe and FX man Paul Coldblatt both have bit parts.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: A drunk Rachel wanders off into the woods in search of Zack.
* DaylightHorror: The snuff films.
* DeathByMocking: Zack and Rachel.
* DeathBySex: A pair of snuff film victims.
--> "[[{{MST}} These guys are so gonna get it!]]"
* DeepSouth: Presumably.
* DespairEventHorizon: After seeing Pete and her friend Gina dead, Kate blows her own brains out.
* {{Determinator}}: Bobby Shaw.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: It's well past a half-hour by the time one of the protagonists is attacked.
* DirectToVideo
* DisgustingPublicToilet: "How do you shit on the wall!?"
* DontGoInTheWoods
* DownerEnding: Sole survivor Bryan has his throat slit by Billy Hall after killing Bobby Shaw. Depressing, but at least it's not a full blown instance of TheBadGuyWins.
* DrivenToSuicide: Kate.
* DropTheHammer: Rachel gets whacked in the face with a regular one, while Pete is bashed to death with a sledgehammer.
* EarAche: While struggling with Bobby Shaw over the shotgun, Bryan gets an ear shot off.
* EvilCripple: Billy Hall, who walks with a cane.
* EvilRedhead: Billy Hall.
* EyeScream: A crowbar in the eye, and later a piece of wood.
* FacialHorror: A snuff film victim gets a saw to the face.
* FamousLastWords:
--> '''Bryan:''' "[[OhCrap Whose the cameraman?]]"
* FanDisservice: A naked woman is beaten, then stabbed in the face.
* FatBastard: Bobby Shaw.
* {{Fingore}}: Bryan gets a door slammed on his fingers.
* FlashbackEcho: Footage of one of the snuff films is shown as Bryan discovers the spot where it was filmed.
* FlippingTheBird: Rachel, to Kate.
* FollowTheLeader: TorturePorn popular? ''Franchise/TheTexasChainsawMassacre''-esque BackwoodsBrutality seeing a resurgence? LETS COMBINE THEM!
* GigglingVillain: And when we first hear it, it brings to mind ''{{Deliverance}}'', since Zack is alone in the woods and naked from the waist down.
* GogglesDoNothing: The only possible purpose they could serve is stopping bodily fluids from getting into Bobby Shaw's eyes.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Only in the R-rated cut.
* GroinAttack: Zack gets his testicles destroyed with a pair of pliers, while Pete has his groin pounded with a sledgehammer.
* GrossUpCloseUp
* HandOfDeath: Snuff films, so yeah.
* HeadPhonesEqualIsolation: Bryan.
* HumiliationConga: Zack gets punched in the face, is forced to use one of the filthiest toilets in existence, realizes there is no toilet paper, gets covered in shit, has his balls crushed with pliers, and is finally mistakenly killed by Kate while dressed as Bobby Shaw.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: In one of his snuff films, Bobby Shaw somehow hooks a fleeing man in the eye with a crowbar attached to a rope.
* ImprovisedWeapon: After shackling Zack to the wall of the outhouse, Bobby Shaw picks up the toilet and drops it on him.
* InstantDeathBullet: Getting shot right in the chest with a shotgun certainly slows Bobby Shaw down, but it doesn't kill him. A knife to brain remedies that.
* InUniverseCamera: Despite the presence of snuff films, it's rarely seen.
* KaraokeBox: Used by Zack and Rachel.
* KarmaHoudini: Billy Hall.
* KillEmAll: By the end, every named character except one is dead.
* KneeCapping: Rachel has nails hammered into her knees, while Bryan gets his stabbed.
* KnifeNut: Both regular and jagged.
* LaughingMad: Bryan, while watching some of the snuff films near the end.
* LovesTheSoundOfScreaming: See the tagline above.
* MacheteMayhem: What Bryan's throat is slit with.
* MadArtist: Bobby Shaw apparently views himself as an actual filmmaker, and sees his "character" in the snuff films as the hero.
* MadnessMantra: "He had help."
* MaleFrontalNudity: Zack's castration, in the unrated version.
* MenacingStroll: Bobby Shaw.
* {{MST}}: The characters do it to the snuff films, not realizing what they are, but quit when the films start becoming uncomfortably graphic.
* MurdererPOV: Most of the snuff films, obviously.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: [[{{NamesToRunAwayFrom/Redneck Names}} Bobby Shaw and Billy Hall]] [[{{NamesToRunAwayFrom/Verbs}} Carver]].
* NoodleIncident: Whatever it was that made the area a "camper's ghost town".
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Sheriff Quixley.
* NothingIsScarier: How Sheriff Quixley was killed isn't shown or mentioned, but judging by the condition of his body, it was probably pretty bad.
* OffWithHisHead: Gina's death.
* OhCrap: Bryan, when he realizes the snuff films aren't always in Bobby Shaw's POV, meaning he is passing the camera off to an unseen accomplice.
** This was probably the mangled Bobby Shaw's thought when he tries to blow Bryan's head off with the shotgun, only to discover it's out of ammo.
* OneWordTitle
* PipePain: Used against and by Bobby Shaw.
* PoliceAreUseless: And possibly in on it.
* PottyFailure: While being attacked, the pants less Zack sprays urine all over the place.
* PowerfulPick: A snuff film victim is killed with one.
* PsychopathicManchild: Bobby Shaw.
* RedShirt: Sheriff Quixley.
* ScreamDiscretionShot: Once again, only in the R-rated cut.
* SelfHarm: Implied with the scarred Kate.
--> "Sometimes we gotta cut ourselves to make sure we can still bleed."
* SerialKiller: Bobby Shaw.
* SerratedBladeOfPain: The knife.
* TheSheriff: Jack Quixley.
* ShirtlessScene: A snuff film victim.
* SiblingsInCrime: Presumably, the exact relationship between Billy Hall and Bobby Shaw is left a bit vague.
* SinisterScrapingSound: Bobby Shaw dragging his saw across the ground while advancing on Gina.
* SinisterScythe: A snuff film shows one of Bobby Shaw's victims attacking him with one.
* SlashedThroat: Bryan's death.
* SnuffFilm: Bobby Shaw's passion, though he is also fine with killing people sans camera.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In-universe, we have Bobby Shaw adding a cheesy country tune ("Turkey in the Straw, Hee Hee Haw...") to all his films.
* SuddenlyVoiced: Bobby Shaw at first seems to be mute, but then he randomly speaks when he attacks Kate after she discovers she had accidentally killed Zack.
--> "Don't you worry about him none, he was just mah stunt man."
* StealthHiBye: Billy Hall.
* TortureCellar: Though it doesn't seem to see much use.
* TorturePorn: The film's examples of mutilation includes pliers to the balls, a nail hammered into a bodypart, then wrenched out and hammered in again.
* UrineTrouble: While tormenting Gina, Bobby Shaw pisses on her.
* UnnaturallyBlueLighting: Green.
* UnratedEdition: The Grisly Edition.
* VillainOpeningScene: Bobby Shaw cutting the still-living Gina's head off with a saw.
* TheVoiceless: Bobby Shaw only talks twice.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Courtesy of a drunk Rachel.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Sheriff Quixley seems to be in on what the Carvers are up to, but then is later found dead, leaving what was up with his character ambiguous.
* WithCatLikeTread: After hearing someone in the woods:
--> '''Kate:''' (cautiously whispering) "Zack?"
--> '''Rachel:''' (drunkenly) "ZAAAAAAAAAAAACK?!"
* YouLookFamiliar: What appears to be the same black jacketed man dies in at least three different snuff films.

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