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[[caption-width-right:325: [- Hypothetical: What if [[Film/{{Maniac}} Frank Zito]] hated bowling instead of women? -] ]]

--> ''Heads will bowl.''

-> '''Joey''': Fuck, Jesus! Hey, shit nuts! Your fucking waxer ruined my ball. It's yours now. I want a new one.
-> '''Egerton''': Alright, first of all, shit-for brains, that area's being remodeled. You ain't even supposed to be over there. And secondly, you're a fucking dip shit. It looks to me like you just pressed down too goddamned hard. You're supposed to let that machine do all the work for you. I don't see it as a malfunction at the junction boy.
-> '''Joey''': Maybe you should open your fucking eyes then, idiot. There's one inch of sharp screw embedded in the bottom. It's fucked. End of story. Now go get me a new fucking ball.
-> '''Egerton''': Use one of the balls by your lane.
-> '''Joey''': Those balls are shitty and used, just like your fucking underwear. Now go get me a goddamned new ball!
-> '''Egerton''': Hey, calm down now. Don't get your panties in a bunch. Now you be a good boy and go back over to your lane and maybe I'll go up to the store and get you something brand-spanking new. If you're lucky.
-> '''Joey''': Lucky? You wanna talk about luck? You're fucking lucky the toilet wouldn't flush when your mom spread her legs and pulled you out with a goddamned coat hanger!
-> '''Egerton''': You're lucky the buffalo beat me over the fence, otherwise I'd be your daddy!
-->-- '''Typical Dialogue'''

'''''Gutterballs''''' is a 2008 [[ExploitationFilm Exploitation]]/SlasherFilm created by Ryan Nicholson.

It's late night at the Xcalibur bowling center and tensions are running high between two rival teams; one lead by the nasty Steve, and the other featuring a girl named Lisa and her friends.

Following a brawl, the teams are kicked out with the janitor telling everyone they can resume their game tomorrow. Lisa goes back into the bowling alley alone to retrieve her purse, and is the victim of a vicious gang-rape at the hands of Steve and his cronies.

The next night, a masked killer starts to dispatch all parties at the bowling alley, with his kills being counted on the scoreboard as strikes under the name "BBK".

A sequel, classily titled ''Film/Gutterballs2BallsDeep'', is in development. It will relocate things to a water park, and have the survivor(s) of this film be hunted down by a returned BBK.

Has no relation with the DisneyAcidSequence of the same name featured in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', aside from the bowling theme.

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!! This film provides examples of the following tropes:

* EightiesHair
* AbandonedArea: The ball polisher area.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: Patrick.
* AgonyOfTheFeet: Lisa breaks up the fight by throwing a bowling ball onto Steve's foot.
* ALadyOnEachArm: Steve, when he shows up with Hannah and Julia.
* AlmightyJanitor: Egerton.
* AnachronismStew: Cell phones being brought up, and one of the games in the arcade being from TheNineties.
* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Patrick, to Lisa.
* AnkleDrag: Happens to Sam.
* AndStarring: And Dan Ellis as BBK.
* AnnoyingLaugh: AJ.
* ApologeticAttacker: Patrick, when forced to violate Lisa with a bowling pin.
* AssholeVictim
* AssShove: Steve is sodomized with a sharpened bowling pin.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Patrick]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Egerton]].
* BadassMoustache: Egerton.
* TheBartender: Egerton.
* BathroomStallGraffiti
* BiTheWay: Julia ("She's pretty hot, do you think she's into girls?")
* BlackBraAndPanties: Julia.
* BlackComedy
* BlackIsBiggerInBed:
--> '''Ben:''' (while looking over the condom machine) "How about Black Knight? 'For the Big One?' That's for big black cock, that's gonna fall off me for sure."
* BloodFromTheMouth
* BloodierAndGorier: The Pin-Etration Edition.
* BoomHeadshot: Egerton's death.
* BowlingForRatings
* CallingYourOrgasms: Joey.
* CampingACrapper: Julia, Dave, Sam, and Ben.
* CampStraight: Dave.
* CameraAbuse: When Patrick's throat is slit.
* CanadaEh
* CellPhonesAreUseless:
--> '''Sarah:''' "Batteries are dead, Jamie, don't you think that's the first thing I would have done?"
--> '''Jamie:''' "[[LampshadeHanging Fuck! How convenient...]]"
* CastAsAMask: Brandon Dix and Ryan Nicholson both subbed for BBK.
* CatFight: Lisa and Sarah.
* ChaseScene
* ChekhovsGun: Sam's switchblade, and Egerton's shotgun.
* ClosedCircle
* ClusterFBomb: Much of the dialogue, to the point of being the unnoficial second place record holder for most of amount of "fucks" in a film, directly behind ''Mutilation Mile'' and barely ahead of ''Film/AugustUnderground's Mordum''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2tRgkf1dvY Observe]].
* CollaredByFashion
* CoolMask: It's a bowling bag that looks like it has a weird face on it.
* CoolShades: Lisa wears them after the gang rape.
* CountryMatters
* CreepyBasement
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: AJ has his face dunked in the malfunctioning Wax-O-Matic, leaving nothing but a bloody crater. And let's not even get started on Julia and Dave's death by 69ing.
* CrustyCaretaker: Egerton.
* CueTheSun
* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon
* CutPhoneLines
* DaylightHorror: The finale.
* DeathByMocking
* DeathBySex
* DefiantToTheEnd: Steve.
--> "... I still fucked her... I still... I still... I stilll... I... I still... fucked her."
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters
* TheDitz: Julia and Hannah, and [[InformedAttribute apparently]] Lisa.
* DramaticUnmask: [[spoiler:Patrick is also BBK]].
* DrunkenMaster: "Yep, you do bowl better drunk."
* DumbBlonde: Julia and Hannah.
* DwindlingParty
* TheEighties
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Joey and AJ are a bit weirded out by Steve's idea of raping Lisa with a bowling pin, and even moreso when he threatens to do the same to the uncooperative Patrick.
* EvilCripple: Steve, after his foot is mangled.
* EvilIsHammy: [[spoiler:Egerton]].
* EyeScream: Ben gets a sharpened bowling pin in the eyes.
* FacialHorror: AJ losing his face to the Wax-O-Matic, and Steve having his beat in with a bowling pin.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Patrick]].
* FanService: It's almost pornographic.
* FanDisservice: But then they die horribly before things get too explicit.
* FightScene
* FinalGirl: Sarah.
* FingerlessGloves
* {{Flashback}}: A rather gratuitous one to the gang rape, and then one to [[spoiler:Patrick faking his death]].
* FlippingTheBird
* FluffyFashionFeathers: Sam.
* FunnyAfro: Jamie.
* GangOfBullies: Steve, AJ, Joey, and Patrick.
* GenreThrowback: Though you'd be hard pressed to find an eighties slasher as vulgar and gory as it... well, maybe ''Film/ViolentShit''.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot:
--> '''Joey:''' (on the absent Julia and Hannah) "They're probably licking each other clean!"
--> '''AJ:''' (near SpitTake)
* GenderBlenderName: Of course the transsexual character would be named Sam.
* GoingCommando: Lisa.
* {{Gorn}}
* GrievousBottleyHarm: During the brawl, Steve smashes Jamie with a beer bottle.
* GroinAttack: Lisa getting violated with the bowling pin, and BBK giving Sam a "mangina" by cutting her penis in half.
* GrossUpCloseUp
* GuttedLikeAFish: Lisa sustaining a shotgun blast to the stomach results in this.
* HackedByAPirate: A skull and crossbones shows up on the scoreboard after every one of BBK's kills.
* HandInTheHole: Jamie, right before Joey's head shoots out of the ball return.
* HeadHat: BBK does this with Ben's scalp.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: "Jamie, Jamie, Jamie. Now, c'mon, be a good boy and move aside, you know the drill, son. She seen me, she got to go."
* HighCollarOfDoom: Steve.
* HighPressureBlood: Patrick's throat slitting.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Egerton and Lisa are killed with Egerton's own shotgun]].
* HoldMyGlasses: "Hold my fucking glasses!"
* HollywoodHealing: It's unlikely Lisa would be up and about a day after what happened to her.
* HotterAndSexier: The Pin-Etration Edition, which has a several ''Film/ThrillerACruelPicture''-esque hardcore inserts.
* TheHyena: AJ, who is even described as such.
* ILoveTheDead: Ben is found with two used condoms in his eye sockets. It's probably best to not think about what went on there.
* ImpairmentShot
* ImprobableWeaponUser: BBK's main weapons are a sharpened and regular bowling pins, the former kept in holsters.
* ImprovisedWeapon: Hannah is killed with bowling balls.
* InformedAttribute: Lisa is apparently a complete ditz, though outside an early scene with bowling balls this is not apparent at all.
* ItIsPronouncedTropay: Edge-erton, not Egg-erton.
* JerkAss: Team Steve.
* JerkJock: AJ.
* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown
* KillEmAll
* KnifeNut: [=BBK=] gets a switchblade from Sam.
* KnightTemplarParent: [[spoiler:Egerton decides his daughter's rapists don't just deserve to die, but her teammates as well, since they "let" the gang rape happen]].
* LargeHam: Steve.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The gang rape goes on for eight minutes.
* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: Balls-Out Uncut Edition and Pin-Etration Edition.
* LockAndLoadMontage
* TheLongList: The special thanks crawl in the credits is over a minute in length.
* MaleFrontalNudity: Dicks. Dicks everywhere.
* MalevolentMaskedMen
* MonochromePast
* MotiveRant
* NerdGlasses: Patrick, who is constantly adjusting them.
* NiceHat: Ben and Dave.
* ObliviousJanitorCut: Egerton is unable to hear Lisa being gang raped due to his headphones and floor polisher.
* OffWithHisHead: Joey and Egerton's deaths.
* OhCrap: Egerton, right before he gets his head shot off.
* OneWordTitle
* OpposingSportsTeam
* OutWithABang: BBK holds Julia and Dave's heads into each others genitals while they are 69ing, causing them to eventually asphyxiate.
* OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank: Patrick's throat slitting.
* PaintTheTownRed: The finale.
* PeekABooCorpse: Joey's severed head is shot out of the ball return.
* ThePeepingTom: AJ.
* PleaseIWillDoAnything: While Sam is being attacked by BBK.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Team Steve.
* PokeThePoodle: After an argument with Egerton, Joey snaps one of his pencils in half.
* QuickNip: Steve.
* RapeAndRevenge
* RapeAndSwitch: Cruelly implied by Steve about Lisa.
* RapeAsDrama
* RealMenWearPink: Despite their machoness, Joey and AJ rock bright pink shirts. This is commented on by the Wax-O-Matic ("Anybody who wears a shirt like that has got to be a fag").
* RedShirt: Julia and Hannah.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:There are several [=BBK=]s, but the main one is Egerton, who is Lisa's father. Lisa killed Steve, while he killed everyone else except Joey and AJ, who were killed by Patrick, who Egerton had recruited to help him after he told him about his involvement in the gang rape, intending on going to the police afterward. Lisa and Jamie (who was aware of what was going on, but did not participate in the murders) were oblivious to Patrick's involvement, and Egerton killing their teammates, who he also blamed for his daughter's gang rape, since they let her go back in the bowling alley alone]].
* RunningGag: Steve never gets his beer.
* SeriousBusiness: Bowling.
* SeveredHeadSports: The cover of the [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/38/GutterBalls2008.jpg Balls-Out Uncut Edition]] shows a head being used a bowling ball. This doesn't occur in the actual film, which instead has the victim's head get shot out of a ball return.
* ShirtlessScene: Joey.
* ShoeSlap: Cindy is garroted with the laces of a pair of bowling shoes.
* SinisterShades: Joey; during the gang rape, he takes them off, takes off his shirt, then puts them back on.
* SirSwearsALot: Everyone.
* SlashedThroat: Patrick's death.
* SlasherSmile: [[spoiler:Egerton during TheReveal]].
* SlobsVersusSnobs
* SoundOnlyDeath: [[spoiler:With all the [=BBK=]s dead, Jamie and Sarah leave the alley. Once outside, Sarah turns the shotgun on Jamie, and we hear a shot just as the films cuts to black]].
* SpikyHair: Steve and Cindy.
* SpitefulSpit: Lisa, on the dying Patrick.
* StarringSpecialEffects
* StockingFiller
* SunglassesAtNight: Joey and Lisa.
* TakeMeOutAtTheBallGame
* TakeThatKiss: [[spoiler:Egerton]], to Patrick.
* ThingOMatic: Wax-O-Matic.
* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Joey and AJ.
* ThreewaySex: Julia mentions she sometimes joins in on Steve and Hannah.
* TitleIn: The Next Night.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Patrick.
* TokenMinority: Jamie.
* TokenWholesome: Sarah, kind of...
* TooManyBelts: Sarah.
* TooMuchInformation: "I wish I could go commando, but I have to wait until the operation."
* TorturePorn: Some of the deaths (like Steve's) certainly cross into this.
* {{Transsexual}}: Sam.
* TwoDunIt: [[spoiler:There's three [=BBK=]s]].
* UnhandThemVillain
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: The talking Wax-O-Matic.
* VengefulVendingMachine: The bowling ball polisher is a dick.
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Sam and her switchblade.
* VideoArcade: With the gang rape starting on [[Film/TheAccused the pinball machine]], of course.
* WeirdMoon: It's always full.
* WeUsedToBeFriends: Steve and Jamie.
* WhenIWasYourAge:
--> '''Egerton:''' "Hey, let me tell you something, boy. Now, back in my day, we-"
--> '''AJ:''' "Ugh, fuck!"
--> '''Egerton:''' Yeah, yeah, yeah, look, back in my day, we kept a score card. Now we had to write everything down methodically. Same with the pins. That pin setter? That used to be a person. Flesh and bone, not a machine. Automation long since took over everything, though."
* WhoWearsShortShorts
* WorldOfHam
* XtremeKoolLetterz: Xcalibur Bowling Centre.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler:Patrick]].
* YourCheatingHeart: Lisa and Steve were a couple, though it turned out Lisa was only with Steve to get to Jamie, who she had sex with at the prom, which Steve took her to.
* YourHeadASplode: Hannah has her head crushed between two bowling balls, while Egerton has his blown off with a shotgun.
* YourMom
* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Patrick gives the "I thought we were just going to scare her!" variant during the gang rape.

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