Thursday, 19 April 2012

Critters

"Critters" (1986, New Line Cinema, Stephen Herek)

Some accuse it of being bargain-bin Gremlins. I say it's comedy gold! Sure it's about a bunch of alien mini-monsters with big gnashers trying to eat... well, anything, but there's no mention of getting them wet! Also - bounty hunters from space! Win!

Some of the acting in this movie (and indeed, the full series of movies) is entertainingly bad.

"This....phone....is.............................................dead!" Dun-dun-dun!!!!

But it doesn't take away from the terror. The terror of slimey green, hairy, carnivorous, non-spiney hedgehogs from space!!!! Heck no, this movie's not scary. In fact stick it in a marathon with 'Leprechaun' and 'Trolls' and you have a winning bad-movie night.

But it's fun. The plot is pretty rough and unfinished and the acting is more wooden than my desk, but this is a movie worth having in your collection for when you've had a few too many bourbons and you're not sure which way is up anymore.

(Picture: New Line Cinema)