12 October 2008

6WH: Oct 11

BiL7 surprised me when he was game for watching more horror after getting back kinda late from family-type stuff at the aunt's house (where we'd lost to the old people team at Trivia Pursuit, arg!). I'd whipped up a new trailer DVD earlier in the day just in case, so I was ready to rock.

The Blob trailer (1958)
Army of Darkness trailer (1992)
The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror: Citizen Kang" (1996)

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV (2000) directed by Lloyd Kaufman
BiL7 mentioned he'd never seen a Troma movie before. I suggested either this one or Redneck Zombies. Based on the title alone, he was leaning towards RZ, but I grabbed Toxie instead. If you're gonna introduce someone to Troma, show 'em the best of the best.

And it is, as far as I'm concerned, the best bad movie ever made so far (high hopes for Poultrygeist). Lloyd is absolutely insane in this movie, trying and succeeding at being as funny, offensive and gooey as humanly possible. Examples: a five minute scene of an old lady having her head run over by a car, then twitching while shitting and pissing herself for an uncomfortably long time. Death by dirty diaper. A super hero whose power is to ejaculate large quantities. A main character is a proud "retard rebel." The only bits I really don't care for are the Sklar brothers newscasts. They break the madcap flow too often and aren't terribly funny. (8/10)