movie coverI'd rather be watching TV![IMDB link] [Netflix link] A low-rated spoof movie? Sounds right up our ally.

PLOT SUMMARY: Kids try to go to a Halloween party, but have to make a delivery first. Everything that could possibly go wrong does.

PEOPLE: Steve Howey (Van Montgomery from Reba) as Stan Helsing. The amazingly-hot Diora Baird as Nadine. Do a google image search for her. You wont regret it, I promise. She was also in Fifty Pills and Young People Fucking. Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live, Snakes On A Plane, Kenan & Kel, All That, and the black female principal in the awesome Sit Down Shut Up cartoon) as the black guy. Desi Lydic (Not Another Teen Movie) as the ditz.

…And Leslie Neilsen. As a woman (I guess).

Also, a brief role by Darren Moore, who shares the same name as a friend of mine. That’s the only reason I’m mentioning him.

QUIRKS: A spoof-genre comedy movie that spoofs horror movies in the form of a “Saturday Night road trip adventure”. Spoofs include Hellraiser, Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Child’s Play (Chuckie!), Van Helsing, and others. For instance, in the opening scenes at a video store, they have a special line for people returning the movie “The Ring”. A pile of dead bodies is next to the return slot. If you’ve seen The Ring, that’s pretty funny.

They pick up a copy of The Garbage Pail Kids movie and joke about watching it with the lights out. Sadly, we have actually watched that actual movie with the lights out. And yes, it’s pretty bad!

VISUALS: Diora Baird. Hot damn. I thought Rachel Bilson from Jumpers was hot, and then we watched this on the same night. She’s like Rachel Bilson with bigger boobs.

BAD STUFF: With the exception of Scary Movie 1 and 2, people seem to really really hate these kinds of movies. Every time they make one, there are comments saying “worst movie ever”, “piece of crap”, “why do they keep making movies like these?”. Really, I think there are not enough comedies in the world, and I dislike when something makes me laugh and people complain about it. If you don’t like these kinds of movies, stop watching them.

CONCLUSION: A better-than-average spoof-genre comedy, and one quite appropriate to watch during Halloween season. This could have simply been titled “Horror Movie”, in the same fashion as “Date Movie“, “Epic Movie“, “Disaster Movie“, “Not Another Teen Movie”, etc etc. People either hate those movies, or don’t. We like them all. They certainly aren’t the greatest comedies in the world, but most of them make us laugh enough times to be worth it. This one was actually better than average, and definitely served us up 1.5 hrs of decent laughs.

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 7/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 6.5/10.
The native public rating for this movie is Netflix: 2.6/5 stars (/5 stars for people who rate like me), IMDB: 3.7/10.

RECOMMENDATION: If you are very forgiving and enjoy all the spoof movies everyone else hated — then watch this. This one is actually better than most. But try to watch it around Halloween season.

SIMILAR MOVIES: Scary Movie, Extreme Movie, Disaster Movie, Date Movie, etc, etc.

COINCIDENCES: (Stan Helsing, Sit Down Shut Up) 2 videos in a row with Kenan Thompson.

Mood: full
Music: Pixies – Bailey’s Walk