A drama centered on the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.
Three young women conjure up a Vampiress Queen in an abandoned cemetery. Their naive deeds unleash a horrific series of events. Can townspeople hault this evil before it spreads throughout all of Victorian England?
Mai is a teenage girl with telekinetic powers, which she only uses for fun. But when she gets a high score on a test designed to test if she has psychic abilities, a mysterious organization is eager to use her powers for their own gain.
Tim Burton meets Hawaii. Which means we get bikini bodies, surfing action and lots of music and dancing. Now, this one was truly weird, even for his standards. He shot this short-film back in the early 80s when he was in his mid-20s and you could clearly see, he's still seeking his style. He improved rapidly in the coming years though. Two years later, he shot the very famous Frankenweenie, which got turned into a full feature not too long ago and 8 years later, he did his IMHO best work so far with Edward Scissorhands. Between this and Luau, there's really worlds.
Luau basically deals with a couple girls and boys in Hawaii experiencing love, parties, but also the occasional supernatural creature and some very natural, ruthless financial sharks. Burton shot this one together with Jerry Rees, one of the driving forces behind the "Brave Little Toaster" movie. I really only would recommend it to Burton completionists. The video quality is extremely low, the acting is downright bad occasionally, including the strangest music performances, and the script and direction just can't compensate for its flaws.
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