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"It's much worse than the first two."
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Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 is a 2015 horror-comedy Slasher Movie by 5 Second Films. It was funded on Kickstarter.

A major part of the film's charm is its fictional production history. The story goes that this film, the third in a series of mediocre low-budget horror movies, was a direct-to-TV sequel that nobody asked for. After its first airing at midnight in the late 80s, DBPM3 was banned by executive order of President Ronald Reagan, with this copy only existing because a teenager stayed up to record the broadcast on his VCR.

In the previous two films (which don't actually exist), after a Panty Theft gone wrong, a sorority mother takes bloody revenge on the perpetrating Delta Bi Theta fraternity. Although she is killed, her daughter puts on a mask made from the dead woman's disfigured face, takes on the moniker "Motherface", and makes another attempt on the fraternity.

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Come this film, loner Brent Chirino learns that his twin brother Brock, a member of Delta Bi, has been murdered. To discover the truth and find the murderer, he must infiltrate the fraternity and their latest Dude Bro Party...

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This film contains examples of the following:

  • Accidental Murder: Samzy challenges Brent to a dance, which ends in Samzy jumping at Brent. Brent catches the other guy, but finds him heavy and drops him... which somehow kills him. Subverted when he comes back, apparently only having been knocked out. The Samzy in the attic turns out to have been a robot duplicate.
  • Affectionate Parody: Takes a jab at lots of Slasher Movie staples.
  • And Show It to You: Motherface does this to Sizzler; she rips his heart out and also tries to shove it into his mouth.
  • As Long as It Sounds Foreign: The "Bi" in the fraternity's name is not a real Greek letter.
  • Asshole Victim:
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    • As the film goes on, you learn the bros have done some bad things.
    • Lampshaded with the death of coach Handsey in the backstory, whose death made Brock temporarily wonder if Motherface was actually at his faculty's side.
  • Ate His Gun: Played for Black Comedy like so many other things. Motherface is about to kill the Paddy's Paddle Boats proprietor when he shoots himself first. She shakes her head and walks away.
  • Babies Ever After: Samantha informs Brent that she's pregnant with Todd's child just before they both are killed by Motherface.
  • Backup Twin: Brent is this to his brother Brock, and the new Motherface is this to her twin sister who was the perpetrator of the previous massacre.
  • Bad “Bad Acting”: A running gag with Brent is that his "actor" isn't very talented, with his emotional outbursts delivered awkwardly and one shot where he's blatantly looking at the script as he delivers his lines.
  • Been There, Shaped History: The bros turned out to have been involved in famous events. Samzy put Coca Cola and Pop Rocks in the Challenger shuttle's fuselage.
  • Big Bad: Motherface, who is one of the twin daughters of the original one.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Nedry saves Brent from Motherface. Then subverted when she unceremoniously throws an axe into his head.
  • Bond One-Liner:
    • As Motherface kills Derek by shoving his head into a fuse box with a hoe:
    "Hoes before bros!"
    • Spike, killed by having a beer tap stuck into his head and his blood pumped out:
    "It's all head."
    • Todd, with a stab in the head while he's getting frisky:
    "Should've pulled out."
    • Z.Q., torn in half at the waist so his innards fall out:
    "Rainin' men."
  • The Cameo:
    • Television host Larry King appears as Coach Handsey in the backstory murder montage.
    • Party rocker Andrew W.K. plays Rip Stick, the guy who helps the bros clean up the house by the lake.
  • Camera Fiend: Z.Q. always carries a camcorder.
  • Cat Scare: One of Brent's flashbacks is interrupted by Spike screaming "murder"... which turns out to be because the store of beer got 'murdered'.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Officer Sminkle briefly appears early on before he's named.
  • Chekhov's Lecture: The stuff Brock told Brent about dancing earlier on isn't all junk.
  • Deadly Prank: Brent gets involved in the fraternity's prank, which was supposed to hijack the college radio airwaves and broadcast "Dean Pepperstone eats farts." Unfortunately, the college radio station is at a crossroads with the local airport and, drunk, he goes the wrong way accidentally hijacks the air traffic control frequency instead. As a result, 250 people die in a collision of 747s. The scene immediately afterwards tells us that this was not the first time a Delta Bi prank killed people.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: It becomes more justifiable when the later, more severe pranks happen, but at the start... Going on a killing spree just because of a Panty Theft? Really?
  • Dissimile: In a flashback, Brock tells a nervous Brent that "dancing is like Tai Chi fighting."
  • Driven to Suicide: Turbeaux finds a revolver with a one bullet left in the basement. He is then swarmed by small dogs, and since he fears them because of their small hairy dicks, he chooses to kill himself.
  • Enhance Button: Parodied. When reviewing the footage of Z.Q.'s death, Brent tells the others to "enhance", which zooms in to show... even more pixels. Then he says "squint", which clears up the image.
  • Evil Gloating: After having cut straight to the chase with everyone else, Motherface takes her time to toy with Brent.
  • Failed a Spot Check: When Todd and Samantha go into the shed, they fail to notice Derek's corpse.
  • Fan Disservice: In the lead-up to the death of Turbeaux, we see flashes of dog dicks.
  • Fish out of Water: Brent, who's unknown to the frat lifestyle.
  • French Jerk: Derek's father was this; even reminisciencing about him has his spirit materializing so that he can spit on his son.
  • Ghost Butler: The door shuts itself behind Turbeaux as he enters the cellar.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Z.Q. is trapped under a fallen tree log, and Motherface "frees" him by pulling his upper body with such force that it is separated from the rest.
  • Hard-Work Montage: One plays when the bros clean up the old sorority house, complete with a tape labelled "Work Hard".
  • "Help! Help! Trapped in Title Factory!": Whenever French is spoken, the subtitles are pleadings of help by the subtitler, who is being held against his will. This extends to the end credits, where Subtitles are credited to "HELP THIS IS NOT A JOKE".
  • High-Pressure Blood: A number of kills result in blood spraying like it was being delivered from a hose.
  • High-Voltage Death: Experienced by Derek when Motherface shoves his face into a fuse box.
  • Laughing Mad: The Paddy's Paddle Boats proprietor laughs in a more than a little unhinged manner.
  • Let's Split Up, Gang: Brent and Samantha do this when looking for Sizzler.
  • Made from Real Girl Scouts: When Motherface tells Samzy that "You at least deserve a tongue-lashing", she was being literal.
  • Meaningful Background Event: Near the end of the film, as Officers Sminkle and Candace have a conversation, we see in the background Da Chief being turned into Ludicrous Gibs.
  • Mind Screw:
    • After Brent and Samantha split up to find the missing Sizzler, Brent's side of the search takes him into weird places, like scenes that have already happened and a black void where he meets himself calling for Sizzler in reverse.
      • Somehow, Brent finds himself in scenes that aren't in the movie. Remember, a teenager taped this off the TV onto a VHS, which means that when the movie "cuts to commercial," we see parts of the advertisements that the teenager skipped over. Brent appears in one of these advertisements. Then, in The Stinger, we see the end of a baby video that the teenager taped over. Brent appears in the baby video.
    • When Brent comes to the conclusion that Motherface is Ronald Reagan, we get such a sequence.
  • Monster Misogyny: Inverted. Motherface is a female slasher murdering the mostly male cast.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Derek ends up fulfilling a number of fanservice roles normally reserved for girls in horror movies, such as getting his shirt caught on a nail in just the right way to conveniently expose his midsection.
  • Name-Face Name: Motherface, who's called that because she's wearing the skin of her mother's face as a mask.
  • Negated Moment of Awesome: Nedry comes back after being missing for a long time having Took a Level in Badass, wearing camouflage and fur and become The Beastmaster. As he's commanding his eagle to attack Motherface, she throws an axe into his head and puts a stop to that.
  • Non-Human Lover Reveal: To Officer Sminkle's surprise, Officer Candace is really a bag of oranges.
  • Noodle Incident: Previous years' pranks involved deposing a Central American dictatorship, something that causes Samzy to act like he's having a Vietnam flashback, and blowing up the county dam. The sophomore year prank is revealed to have involved selling arms to Iran, possibly as part of the Iran-Contra scandal. Maybe.
  • One Bad Mother: Comes with the slasher being called Motherface.
  • Parrot Exposition: After Samzy mentions a tent in the shed, the rest of the bros join in to reiterate the point.
  • People Puppets: Motherface shoots a device into Samzy's forehead that takes over his motor control, then has him hurt himself.
  • Police are Useless: Not just that, but they're outright collaborating with Motherface to get rid of the bros. The feeling isn't mutual.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: Motherface to Samzy:
    "What? No tongue?"
  • Previously On: The film starts within Brock retelling the events of the previous two films.
  • Rant-Inducing Slight: About halfway through the film, Brent snaps at Turbeaux and Samzy over their stupidity and having lost Brock.
  • Replacement Goldfish: A lot of people treat Brent like he's a replacement for Brock.
  • Savage Wolves: In Nedry's backstory, wolves killed his family and made him disabled.
  • Shirtless Scene: Bros tear open their shirts melodramatically at little provocation.
  • Skewed Priorities: When a log falls on Z.Q., his first thought is not to ask for help but to ask Sizzler to pass the camcorder because it's "an incredible scene", and he tells Sizzler not to get out of the box to help him. His last words as Motherface tears him in two at the waist? "Amazing."
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Todd successfully impregnated Samantha. And then Motherface kills fetus and mother alike.
  • Spirit Advisor: Brock becomes this to Brent.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: Office Candace is the sensible, longsuffering Straight Man to Officer Sminkle's smarmy, not-all-there Wise Guy.
  • Stylistic Suck: It has a lot of fuzz, skipping sections and other VHS effects.
  • Sudden Sequel Death Syndrome: After having survived two encounters with Motherface, Samzy becomes another one of her victims.
  • Theme Music Powerup: Inspirational rock plays as Brent absorbs the power of the dead bros and defeats Motherface.
  • Those Two Guys: There're a pair of bros, one wearing flannel and the other a turtleneck, who pop in from time to time but are never named.
    • They're later revealed to be called Flannel Bro and Turtleneck Bro.
  • Token Minority: Asian Sizzler and disabled Nedry.
  • Tomato in the Mirror: Officer Candace was a bag of oranges all along.
  • Traumatic C-Section: Motherface tears out a pregnant woman's fetus before splitting the mother in two.
  • Two Lines, No Waiting: Plot A is about Brent investigating his brother's death, while Plot B is about the local police force trying to perform a Virgin Sacrifice to aid Motherface with Satanic powers in order to get rid of the dude bros for once and for all. These two storylines come together in the end as Brent faces off with Motherface.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Subverted with Rip Stick, who seemingly disappears from the film after the cleaning montage. During the Video Credits he is shown to be still stuck on the roof where he climbed on during the said montage, eating oranges.


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