Waldo Williams is infected by a Mexican butt humping bull frog and soon his butt grows a mind of it's own as well as twenty feet in size and terrorizes Los Angeles. Now Waldo must prove his... See full summary »
When a zombie plague infects Camp Special Dude, a dude ranch for the mentally handicapped, a ragtag band of campers and counselors struggles to survive the night. Led by the indifferent, ... See full summary »
After being bitten by what he thinks is a transvestite, Larry starts having nightmares about hillbillies, ominous visits from an old gypsy woman, and having the strangest reactions to the ... See full summary »
A couple move into a bad apartment in a bad neighborhood in New York. The apartment contains a refrigerator, which is the only thing they like in the place. However, they slowly discover ... See full summary »
vis-i-tant; n: A VISITOR, esp. one from the spirit world... Samantha plays the role of "Fortune Teller," but she is a thorough skeptic about "paranormal activities" and all things ... See full summary »
Four friends set out by boat for an idyllic vacation on a private, remote island. But unknown to them, a weaponized shark has escaped from a top secret military lab nearby, a shark that was... See full summary »
They're not zombies, they're just . . . . . special. Oh wait, nope, yep, they ARE zombies.
If you have managed to get through your life without viewing the dubiously-titled Monsturd (a film that is about a turd monster, funnily enough) then you may be feeling pretty pleased with yourself. However, despite the low budget and the juvenile aspect of the whole thing, Monsturd was actually a reasonably amusing and entertaining film and certainly had a lot more energy and wit than many mainstream horror movies. Retardead is a loose sequel to that film - the turd monster is gone but the meddling doctor is still at large and this time decides to mess about with brains, inadvertently creating a bit of a viral problem
and it's even funnier and more enjoyable than the previous movie.
The acting is a bit hit and miss but most of the leads are pretty good. Rick Popko and Dan West wrote and directed the thing together and they also have fun on screen as, respectively, Deputy Rick and Deputy Dan. Paul Weiner is okay as Sheriff Duncan, Beth West is fine as Agent Hannigan and Dan Burr is a lot of fun as the diabolical Dr. Stern.
The constant background noise and varied special effects always serve to remind you that the budget probably wouldn't cover the cost of a nice, new Hawaiian shirt for Michael Bay but the film certainly makes up for that with perfect pacing, a fun script and one or two all-out gore moments to please fans of blood and guts. Okay, mistakes are visible and there's never any attempt at realism but that all just adds to the charm of this film, a movie that also starts off with a hilarious recreation of cinema ads from a bygone era.
It's worth bearing in mind that this is, first and foremost, a horror COMEDY so those who like their nastiness without any laughs should look elsewhere. But for those who sometimes enjoy that mix of genres will be very pleased with this film - it provides enough cheap and cheerful viscera while also sprinkling scenes with numerous, surprisingly effective, comedic moments.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?