Got a bunch of movies watched the past few days!
Monster Squad has everything you could ever want in a monster movie: groin kicks, dynamite, treehouses, virgins, monsters on a plane! EVERYTHING! Such fond memories of watching this as a kid, and I know I even wrote fan fiction about it in 6th grade English and turned it in for assignments.
Just trashy 80′s horror, and has a bunch of content they just would not get away with for a movie aimed at kids. Give is a solid B+ for absolute silly fun, and will always have a place on my shelf. Highly recommend this if you have not checked it out.
More 80′s, more tongue in cheek! Another movie I really enjoyed as a kid, and totally held up but in a much different way than I remember. Always knew there was silliness and lots of camp, but on a rewatch it is not just draped in it, at times it might even be smothered by camp! It was like a slightly more sane version of Evil Dead 2.
The floating garden tools chasing the Greatest American Hero around the house was just plain awful, and I recall a lot more of it being set in the Vietnam flashbacks world, but still had a ton of charm and things to like about it. Will give it a C+, but parts like tentacles dragging a man inside the medicine cabinet were really well done, and I can see others getting a lot more out of it if you like your main characters crazy as hell!
Admission: I loved and still love the first Scream movie . . . and the other movies have a few parts I enjoy about them despite them being awful. This is the worst of all four movies, and just ran across it on instant and realized I had never seen all of the film (maybe about 75% of it). Sat down and watched it . . . yep, D+, just not good or entertaining. Nearly all the deaths are lame, all the tension scenes are lame, the killer is lame . . just lame! It is sad when the cameos by Carrie Fisher, Jay & Bob and Jamie Kennedy are the gold of the film.
Perfect example of the trailer showing too much of the movies. This is a favorite anthology style movie of mine, once again something I loved as a kid, but I have seen this several times since. It is also the movie that has one of the creepiest daylight daterape scenes in it for the sole excuse of showing some breasts and a sexy tummy.
Give it a solid B as the stories are rather entertaining if not a bit over the top and hokey but in that totally 40′s/50′s comic book/pulp magazine style so it just works out really well. The original Creepshow is also very excellent, and both movies have Romero and Stephen King attached to them (King is even in the first movie). Check both of these films out, they are classics!