Sunday, August 05, 2007

So Bad, It's (almost) Good

Here's a question everyone asks themselves:
Can a potted ginger root turn porn caliber actors into instant lesbians?

What, ye asketh, am I talking about? Maybe the worst ripoff of a classic ever.

We rent everything in the horror genre at the EclecTic household. Doesn't matter what it is. If there's even a slight chance that an axe murderer, serial killer, or any possible paranormal villain will reek havoc on the small screen, we DVD mad freaks will rent it cheerfully.

This one is really, really bad. So bad, as they say, it's good.

The premise: ripoff Invasion of the Body Snatchers
in the worst possible way.

Add "porn acting," a potted ginger root as the alien pod that makes women suddenly want to "date" other women, problems with sound, continuity and other minor disasters and you got this "movie." Example: clothes in one scene are miraculously different when a camera angle is changed. One scene begins in one location and ends in another. Characters come and go without introduction. It's like they threw all the scenes in a blender and hoped for the best.

Special effects: potted ginger root. Seriously, not kidding. Not even fake blood. Pod people emerge from plastic bags covered in Vaseline. Truly awful.

Watch the trailer here. Warning-there's a shot that's not suited for work nor little eyes.

Trailer of 1978 version. I truly like the original and this version. Leonard Nimoy as the psychiatrist cum guru is a true gem. What's up with the weird glove he wears?? Never could figure that one out.

No doubt that this was intended to catch any buzz from the new remake starring Nicole Kidman. have been warned. Enjoy at your own peril!

Good resource for other bad cinema. Includes both audio and film clips and stills.

1 comment:

Mona said...

That really does look bad. And not in the good old "Day of the Triffids" or "This Island Earth" way.

I love the book of the Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the two older film versions. I think this movie would just make me cry...the trailer was distressing enough.