Although dramatic at heart, 100 Bloody Acres is exceptionally funny. For many horror comedies, finding the balance between the two is difficult, with the serious tone often coming late in the film as the protagonists seek to find a way out of their plight. 100 Bloody Acres opts for pure black comedy through and through, successfully weaving the dramatic horror with the humor in a way that never feels forced or inorganic. In the middle of the film, however, the dark humor that pervades the film takes a backseat to surrealistic and juvenile humor as Wes, one of the three young captives, ingests acid and goes on a bizarre and hilarious trip through a fairy-themed tourist trap. It seems slightly out of place, but it’s too damned funny for you to care.
100 Bloody Acres is a bait-and-switch, seemingly designed to appeal to those who want gore piled atop more gore in their horror before revealing it to be so much more. It breaks convention through the reversal of archetypal character roles, and is bolstered by incredibly solid performances, dark humor, and the catchiest commercial jingle you’ll ever hear.