The Killer Shrews
This past Saturday, I had a campy horror movie/Halloween party, and we watched this little campy gem (along with Bloodlust which I just recently reviewed). I can't think of a better campy horror movie to watch this Halloween.
Plotline: Thorne, a buff boat-captain, is on his way to an isolated island to deliver research supplies and to take a young woman back to the mainland. On his way in, a hurricane strikes, and he is stuck on the island with the foxy young woman, her ex-fiancee, and the mad-scientist himself, forced to battle a mutant breed of killer shrews.
Scariness factor: It's so scary that your sides will ache with laughter.
Gross-Out Factor: Them killer shrews can really wreak some 1950s gruesome-havoc on a person. Uh huh.
Complaints: Not a one. Oscar-winning material you have here.
High Points: This is one of my absolute favorite campy horror films. It's got really bad acting. It's got excessive drinking, which'd make for a good drinking-game (you've not seen people drink like they do in this movie--the wind's blowing too hard? a cocktail will take care of you're nervousness! the killer shrews at your door? down another whiskey and you'll be a-ok). It's got mad romance. It's got mutant shrews that are actually just dogs with a flap of extra fur thrown over their backs. And it's got some of the best one-liners ever documented on-screen ("I don't believe in asking questions, it's against my principles" and "I'll take a dull, alive woman any day"). This is good, good stuff, ladies & gents.
Overall: If there's one campy horror flick you watch this Halloween, it should be this one. No question.