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Campy Fun 80's Style!
on June 7, 2015
Terror Vision is a great romp through low budget, campy, comedic, ridiculous horror films of the 80's. Not a horror film to take seriously, but to enjoy for what it is. It's obvious the film makers wanted to make a over the top comedy horror film that exaggerated the culture of the 80's. Everything here is a caricature and amplified of that time. It's just silly fun and a great one to watch with friends at a party! Great Blu transfer! I also think this is the film that Disney got the idea for Stitch.
The Video Dead
I like this film a lot and I'm not sure why. It's one we use to rent back in the day and it always entertained us. Even then I knew the film was pretty horrible in the acting and story department, but we all still loved it. After a viewing it on Blu and not seeing it for probably 20 years, my opinion is still the same. There is just something about the zombies that are cool and fun to watch. They kind of make up for everything else that's wrong. The story really makes no since and follows no known zombie lore. These guys just start coming out of a TV set that appears to be cursed or possessed and terrorize a small neighborhood. The main characters can't seem to figure out how to kill them and resort to using a kids bow and arrow set to sling arrows into their torsos. For some unknown reason, this neutralize them for a bit, but does not kill them. It's the funniest thing to watch them shoot the arrows into the zombies and they fall and just wither around for a bit. There is also a bizarre scene that has the kid turning on the TV and a beautiful woman appears to him, coming from the TV into reality, and starts to undress and have sex. She gets pulled back into the TV, and the kid sees a guy come up from behind and slits her throat. The guy then starts talking to the kid from the TV telling him about the zombies and that his name is The Garbage Man and he hunts the zombies. It's such a strange scene because it never figures back into the movie. You never see The Garbage Man again and you're left with that wtf felling. It really is something you'd see in a David Lunch film.
The acting is also something left to be desired. It's pretty obvious that most of the cast were not professional actors, or if they were, had very little training and no natural talent. Some of the lines and delivery is cringe worthy, especially from the kid and his neighbor girlfriend.
Still with all that, I really like this film. It's just got something entertaining about it that I can't explain and I'm glad I bought this on Blu!