Add that to the fact that I love perky goths and Morticia Addams is a personal hero and, well, y'all knew I was fucked up BUT THAT'S BESIDE THE POINT!
So, I was just puttering around online and I spied a title that caught my eye. It seemed so... derivative and trite. Ripe for the picking really. I figured, "Hey! Blog-fodder! I need something to really let loose on."
Motherfucker, was I wrong.
See, when I picked this up, I was thinking it had something to do with the Penny Dreadful late night show in Massachusetts but, no, it's got nothing to do with it except that she has a werewolf pal and likes to watch movies. Speaking of which, I think this may have been filmed in the Castro theater but I can't say for sure. It looks a lot like the theater used in All About Evil.
|I could be wrong.|
The first clip is short but effective and reminds me that creepy nursery rhymes are creepy for a reason.
|Jack-in-the-Boxes are totally meant to scare kids. Quit lying to yourselves.|
|And stars the Itty-Bitty-Titty Committee.|
|Stop looking at me like that.|
Like, I wanted them to be real people so I could watch movies with them (without talking) and join them on hair-brained, cartoon-y adventures and live with them in their abandoned movie theater and help them dispose of the bodies. They need to have their own Saturday Morning cartoon. I would buy all the toys and the lunchbox and the t-shirts and the cereal (with the free mini-hatchet inside) and the video game and ALL THE EVERYTHING!
|Because they said so.|
This one didn't get a lot of press but if you can find it, DEFINITELY give it a watch. You'll giggle in the RIGHT way. For truly.
The only downside? A whole lot of unnecessary CGI and a few bad prosthetics. They do not detract from the movie at all. It's also trope-heavy as fuck but that has more to do with the mild lampooning of horror that makes this so gratifyingly giddy.
GO! Get yourself some popcorn and load yourself up on sugar (except the diabetics because we don't get to have that kind of fun, anymore) and settle in for a fun ride. You'll thank me for it.