Oct. 31, 2008, 7:51 p.m. CST
Pretty funny movie, except for the fact that Ethel Merman is annoying as all hell in it.
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST
by Vim Fuego
Jesus Christ on a Bike! One of the funniest films ever. Every time I watch it, the music cue for the big "Dubya" gives me the shivers. Just don't try to compare it to "Rat Race" that's all.
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST
to sit through. Sober. You're right on about Malvert though, dude is completely commited. Love it. Speaking of love, Night of the Creeps is UP there! For reals. One of an all time loves. Among which Trick 'R' Treat now belongs. And The Signal, coughcough. I have to recommend Hell High too, another favorite. Check it out if you can, tracked it down on ebay recently, looking for years. Happy Hallows to ALL!!!!!!!!!
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST
I can't believe Quint hasn't seen it!
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST
Thanks for these AMADs, Quint. I'm enjoying them quite a bit. I don't think Mad, Mad...World is the funniest ever but it has fun moments and a great collection of classic comedians, if a bit long. Keep an eye out for a blink-and-you'll-miss-him Buster Keaton cameo.
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST
Shoutout to Jason Lively, the BEST Rusty Griswold ever! (the protagonist of "Night of the Creeps")
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST
And actually kinda creeped me out a bit when I was a kid.
Oct. 31, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST
Really enjoyed reading them and have got some new DVDs waiting to be watched now. I'm almost sad to be back to the normal AMADs, even though it's still one of the best columns on this website. Long live the Quint!
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST
I agree with you Quint. The first half of this movie was funny as hell. That scene in the girls locker room with the Breather POV always had me rolling.<br><br> I remember seeing this and a movie called UP THE ACADEMY. Which you should check out as well. It from the guys at MAD MAGAZINE when they were funny.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
I just brought in all the candy from the porch and I'm calling it a night. The trick-or-treating in our neighborhood is pretty slim these days, so any kid that came up to my house hit the mother load with candy and Halloween Play Doh. I had my laptop outside and watched "The Horror of Dracula" and "Abbot and Costello Meet Frankstien" until about 10 minutes after 9PM. Nine was usually about the time we started desperately looking for houses still giving out stuff when I was a kid, and ten was the nail in the coffin. I've had a few pumpkin ales and I'm starting to already get that sort of depressing feeling I get when some big event is over that you've been anticipating for a long while. This usually happens after Christmas and happened after I saw "Return of the King" at BNAT. It's over? Damn! And to make matters even worse, I don't really have anything better to do than write about on Talk Back on the internet. It's not even the witching hour yet. Well, I hope Harry's Halloween party is a blast. He's probably got John Carpenter at his house doing a live commentary to "Halloween" or something. Or Rick Baker in his kitchen doing make-ups for everybody. Oh well, for me it's going to be a couple more pumpkin ales and and then the usual trip to the pumpkin patch to hope HE shows up this year. Happy Halloween, AICN.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST
by Anna Valerious
The African exchange student who finally makes it to school on the last day of school. Because he drove. XD
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:40 p.m. CST
by Sick Fixx
now that October is over for another year?
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST
"Because I am talking through a rubber chicken." To this day that is how I great one of my best friends when he calls me.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST
by I am_NOTREAL
And can I just say, when it's Halloween, and you're the so-called Chiller channel, and the best you can do is the miniseries of The Tommyknockers, you fucking suck.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
What is there after Halloween but a slow crawl of credit card debts, hunts for obscure presents and increasing stress about Christmas. And then, before you know it, it's flippin' January, it's 2009, you realise you've just wasted another year doing the same thing you did the year before, you're completely broke because of all the money you spent on presents and the New Year where you spent three times as much as you normally would on a night out and now you're back at work.<p>Fuck yeah. No wonder more people kill themselves at this time of year.
Oct. 31, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST
by The Reluctant Austinite
I hear you guys. I think the thing is this: Summer is pretty cool and there's lots of fun things to do. The Summer movies come fast and furious. Then Fall arrives, the weather is nice and the whole month leading to Halloween is a blast (or at least a nice distraction from school/work/bills, etc.) But right after Halloween all you've got to look forward to is four months of nasty cold and icey rain until Spring. Christmas is nice, but has become so commercialized that it's more pressure than it is fun. The Holiday movie season is short and mostly focused on either cheesy kids/ family films or Oscar contenders. I love Halloween, but it starts to suck quickly when it's over each year.
Oct. 31, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST
...DEAD SET. I just watched the fifth and final episode of the E4 (UK digital channel) Halloween special "Dead Set" and it was absolutely brilliant, unmissable stuff. An almost inevitable zombie apocalypse breaks out and the only safe(ish) place left is inside the security compound housing the UK "Big Brother" house. As the undead hoard surrounds the place, the total a**hole show producer and his put-upon assistant enter the house, only to find the thick as f**k contestants think it's all part of a test... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vfoGjwHmqiw Don't let the BB connection put you off. It's really f**king gory (there's a death-by-fire-extinguisher scene that is far worse than similar ones in IRREVERSABLE or PANS LABYRINTH), but it's also funny as f**k, being written by Charlie (TV Go Home) Brooker and featuring real former BB contestants as parts of the zombie hoard. Davina McCall's [i]first[/i] death scene around a ½ hour in is worth watching for that alone. She's very [i]limber[/i]. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=7cGTbiEXBSQ The whole thing is going to be shown again as a single feature length special tomorrow (Sat 1st Nov) night and I can't recommend it enough to any horror OR "Big Brother" fan (same difference, surely?)
That is all.
Oct. 31, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
My drama teacher in HS was in this movie (her only role in anything released according to imdb). It was funny how proud she was of this fact until she found out one of her students (me) had actually seen the movie. After that, she'd only mention it half-embarassed.
Oct. 31, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST
I'm onto you "JIMBOCOP".
Oct. 31, 2008, 11 p.m. CST
Oct. 31, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST
So many memorable lines/moments---the breather/killer running his hand over all the killing instruments only the stop with glee at=paper clips! 'Sometimes Melvert pee red..'while whizzing into a bucket in the corner..you might not laugh at every gag, but they keep throwing them at you with regularity anyway. This came out when parody films were rare if not unheard of, so give them props for that.
Oct. 31, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST
Damnit someone beat me. This movie rules. Much better then scary movie. <P> -----> Door unlocked.
Oct. 31, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST
war of the worlds...it can be argued that no piece of scifi has had more of an impact on popular culture than that radio program...welle's a genius, a man ahead of his time
Oct. 31, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST
Have loved that one for years. Got lucky enough to see it on the big screen from a 35mm print last year at a revival screening in Toronto (with Dekkar in attendance)... great little flick, and Slither owes a lot to it.
Nov. 1, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST
Student Bodies should be shown to film students on how to have a great movie hit a brick wall at the end. I LOVED this film...it was perfect, it was brilliant...then the ending. Oh man, that ending just completely killed my love for this movie. It was like they had this incredible idea and didn't know how to end it. I will always have a soft spot for "Student Bodies". What a shame......it could have been epic.
Nov. 1, 2008, 1:32 a.m. CST
I applaud your efforts during this month and this last week's double-review buildup to Halloween. Wonderful stuff, man. Thank you for this.
Nov. 1, 2008, 2:38 a.m. CST
Bow down to Atkins...
Nov. 1, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST
He has to piggy back on Hooper?
Nov. 1, 2008, 6:21 a.m. CST
"What's the dead man doing on the clothesline?" One of my favourite movie titles ever. :D
Nov. 1, 2008, 6:44 a.m. CST
Nov. 1, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST
Best line. <p> Ever.
Nov. 1, 2008, 8:16 a.m. CST
But this is a good exercise for you. Keep practice.
Nov. 1, 2008, 9:14 a.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
at the theatre; I read somewhere that it was directed by Michael Ritchie, a director I liked, but who was so pissed off with the movie he had his name taken off the credits. It's not very good but at least it's better than "Saturday the 14th" which is nearly unwatchable.
Nov. 1, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST
I really enjoyed October's run, And to close it out on "Student Bodies" - well, that's just icing, baby. Thanks Quint.
Nov. 1, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
Quint is hardcore.
Nov. 1, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST
by Jason B. Swaim
Nov. 1, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST
All they sell are baby supplies. I saw no mention of Night of the Creeps.
Nov. 1, 2008, 2:35 p.m. CST
I'll always have a special place for Student Bodies. Back in high school, we'd watch it at the Halloween party each year. It wasn't even available on video back then. Someone had taped it from On Tv, an early and long defunct pay network. It has some good ideas and good lines, (Hmm, Chicken...hmm, broken...hmm,) but ultimately just falls apart. I'd love to see someone remake this and finish the job properly. Especially if they could find "The Stick" aka Malvert. That guy ruled.
Nov. 1, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST
I'm not a classic movie buff. I really enjoyed this column this past month though. Maybe someone should do a "horror/sci-fi movie of the day" column.
Nov. 1, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST
Was Slumper Party Massacre. It spoofs and sends up all the cliches while at the same time operating as a decent slasher flick. Plus, it does the best send up of horror films gratutious nude shower scenes by having a very gratutious nude shower scene.
Nov. 1, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST
by Jawa 007
Always gotta give props to that movie. An all time great one for me.
Nov. 1, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST
Kudos to Quint for the AMAD and the October run in particular. Top marks sir! That is all.
Nov. 1, 2008, 9 p.m. CST
As shitty as SATURDAY THE 14TH is, the sequel is much much worse. <p>Oh Christ, was it terrible...
Nov. 1, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST
--the movie has two endings, with or without the spaceship over the graveyard. also a fun movie..
Nov. 2, 2008, 12:50 a.m. CST
Spider-Man 3. the moment when the meteor carrying the alien symbiote landed a few yards away from pete and mj. the blob and night of the creeps immediately came to mind. slither also.... that just sad. and weak, considering spidey 2 had the whole "jj jamison jr is an astronaut thing" going for it. wtf?
Nov. 2, 2008, 12:53 a.m. CST
the janitor cracks me up. i showed my vhs copy of NOTC to a buddy of mine a few years back... and we always use that line in conversation....SCREAMING LIKE BANSHEES! (in a very racist asian voice no less) fuck! when do we get a DVD? this is one of those real gems from the 80's... and we need a dvd and bluray release already!
Nov. 2, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST
I just watched a bit on YouTube. It looks like it was filmed by high school students, and the "humor" is moronic.
Nov. 2, 2008, 1:33 a.m. CST
Did you hang up? No, I just said "click" Hilariously stupid movie. I loved it in high school, I have no idea if I'd still find it funny, but now I'll have to go rent it and find out. Thanks for reminding me of this blast form the past.
Nov. 2, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST
by Admiral Nelson
...is the entire sequence involving Jonathan Winters and Phil Silver, where the slimy Silver has Winters locked up in a gas station with 2 nebbishy attendants convinced Winters is a crazy escaped lunatic. When Winters breaks free and destroys the entire place with his bare hands (like the Incredible Hulk), I thought I was going to have a heart attack from laughing. (Then again, I first saw this movie when I was 12, but I still think it's funny as hell.) A lot of people think the film's over the top (and it does lose steam once they find the money), but for me, this film has scenes of pure genius. (And Dick Shawn's first scene with his bikini-clad dancing girlfriend is freaking HILARIOUS.)
Nov. 2, 2008, 10:53 a.m. CST
by Admiral Nelson
Nov. 2, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST
The Breather is the greatest horror comedy villian of all time. Then again, I'm sure that movie has aged horribly. But I did love it on HBO. Come on, the body count went up 1/2 when a fly was killed.
Nov. 2, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST
...is it anything like a 'laser'?<p>Yours pedantically...
Nov. 3, 2008, 9:07 a.m. CST
That is all. I love student bodies. Good call.
Nov. 3, 2008, 4:50 p.m. CST
When the lead character said she would not kill a fly. Than she did and the body count went up by 1/2.
Nov. 10, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST
by The Amazing G
I didn't like it, but maybe I'll give it another chance