Saturday, March 28, 2015

The American Scream (1988)

How bad is it? It's an unfunny horror comedy that's almost bad enough to be funny.
Should you see it? I'd say no.

This film's hard to find - I saw the 2012 film of the same title three times trying to find this; I think the problem was that an actress that shows up nude later played a teenager and someone thought this might be illegal (it's not). A family on vacation ends up in a town full of weirdos, including George "Buck" Flower, who eats pancakes ominously and Edy Williams who really was too old to be playing strippers by this time. It turns out that this is a place that parents drop off unwanted children to be killed and so the teens are in trouble. The characters are annoying, the jokes fall flat and the ending is really really implausible, but the overall enduring weirdness of the film makes it somewhat interesting.

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