Wednesday, 28 September 2011

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Year:1986
Country of origin:USA
Director:Steve Miner
Genre:Horror comedy
Starring:William Katt, George Wendt
Rating:3/5
IMDB link:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091223/
Tagline:Ding dong, you're dead.
Favourite line:"Its about the family. its always about the family ".

A real blast from the past, I remember this being one of the first horror movies I watched, back in my formative years when standing in the video shop checking out the horror movie covers was usually as close as I ever got to them.
So has it stood the test of time?
Well, yes and no.
It's certainly entertaining, with a strong cast and way above average acting for the genre.
Norm, the fat guy from Cheers is a welcome addition, and provides much of the alleged comedy.
But there's the rub.
It's not very funny now, as an adult, as opposed to an impressionable young whelp, but the effects are still impressive.
There's no real frights here, rather a bunch of silly monsters, and an absolute sense that no-one is going to get hurt in any way.
It's ok, I suppose, but not quite as good as memory served.
Worth a look if you're desperate.

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