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Three Violent Shits in one convenient package.

"Prepare for the worst!"

Violent Shit is an ultra low-budget Slasher Movie directed by Andreas Schnaas in 1987, and released on video two years later. It was immediately banned in West Germany due to its graphic violence.

It follows the story of a young man named Karl "The Butcher Shitter" Berger who goes on a heinous killing spree. It was followed by three sequels featuring Karl's son, Karl Jr., entitled Mother Hold My Hand, Infantry of Doom and Karl the Butcher vs. Axe.

This series contains examples of the following tropes:

  • The '70s: When the events of the first film take place.
  • After the End: The setting of the fourth film is this, plus The Apunkalypse.
  • Angrish: "Fucking dammit shit! Shit! What am I doing here, anyway? Shit! This bullshitting job is fucking me to shits!"
  • An Arm and a Leg: Many members are cut off in the cruel rampages.
  • Ax-Crazy: The Karls don't need any detailing other than "anyone who appears, they will kill".
  • Back from the Dead: Karl Sr. in Infantry of Doom, after the fatal Traumatic C-Section that ended the first movie.
  • Fake-Out Opening: The fourth movie opens with a send-off to the opening credits of Halloween (1978) before going "WRONG MOVIE!".
  • Gainax Ending: The first movie, that has Karl entering a church and after looking at Jesus fatally giving birth.
  • Gorn: And HOW. The movie is basically described as a stag reel of over-the-top death scenes with some Excuse Plot in-between.
  • Gratuitous English: The title. For the record, the words "Violent Shit" would translate into German as "Gewalttätige Scheiße".
  • Groin Attack: A series trademark.
  • Guns Akimbo: Karl Jr. shooting up a theater in Mother Hold My Hand.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Bisections are also a common death method.
  • Hooks and Crooks: A fishing hook, to the balls, in Mother Hold My Hand. Ugh. And tons of mutilations via hooked chains in Infantry of Doom.
  • Hunting the Most Dangerous Game: Mother Hold My Hand:
    "My boy, the time has come for you to hunt humans instead of animals."
  • I'm a Humanitarian: In the first movie, Karl Sr. eats some of his victims.
  • Nail 'Em: After being sliced across the face in Mother Hold My Hand, Karl Jr. just seals the wound with a staple gun.
  • Oddly Named Sequel 2: Electric Boogaloo: II: Mother Hold My Hand and III: Infantry of Doom.
  • Off with His Head!: Many of them, including with a guillotine built for several people at once in the third movie.
  • Parental Incest: Mother Hold My Hand has strong vibes of this in Karl Jr.'s adoptive mother.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Karl Jr. in Mother Hold My Hand, as highlighted by his dialogue is very childish.
  • Random Events Plot: There is no rhyme or reason for whatever happens in between the deaths.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Karl Sr. killed his mother at the behest of a demon, possibly Satan himself.
  • Serial Killer: Of the masked Ax-Crazy slasher variant.
  • Sequel Escalation: After two films with a killer slicing up random people, the third film introduces an army of Malevolent Masked Men, zombies created by a Mad Scientist and ninjas.
  • Shovel Strike: A victim is partially decapitated with a shovel in Mother Hold My Hand.
  • Spiteful Spit: Leads to character getting run through with spears in Infantry of Doom.
  • Stock Wushu Weapons: In Infantry of Doom of all places, where the group of inexplicable ninja use martial arts and a set of traditional weapons such as dao, butterfly knives and hook swords.
  • Traumatic C-Section: A pregnant Karl Sr. lets his son out by ripping himself open.
  • Trilogy Creep: End credits for the third film tells that it's the end of the trilogy. Cue the fourth film in 2010.
  • Versus Title: The fourth movie, whose subtitle is Karl the Butcher vs Axe.
  • Villain Protagonist: In a way, it's a Villain-Based Franchise, although there is more than one Karl the Butcher.
  • You Don't Look Like You: Karl the Butcher Sr was a fairly normal looking person with normal attire (though granted, his face started to decay as the film progressed), but in the third film, his appearance is so radically different (an undead looking guy clad in armor and a cape) that you have to read the film's synopsis to know that it's him. Same goes to Karl the Butcher Jr who looks like a barbarian (and surprisingly also like Sandor Clegane from Game of Thrones).