Hello to all those faithfully reading and hopefully enjoying this effort to make even the worst horror movie more watcha... aw, screw that - I'm not that good. If a movie makes you cringe because yet another batch of unlikable teens that are pushing 30 are inching toward their deaths, having a party no one does anywhere ever, a paranormal movie is boring you to tears with unending pans of empty rooms, or thanks to CGI technology when people finally bite it, their blood squirts everywhere except on the victim, the ground, the people next to them... you're in good company and this is the right place for you.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

AND NOW, A LITTLE BREAK FROM REALITY - AND GOOD TASTE




Potpourri (2011)

No this isn't a sick movie about the infamous non-zombie potpourri drug incident that we all know the details well enough that I'm not putting them here. This movie is totally out of its ever-lovin' mind, but not because of the supposed 'salts' that make users hungry enough for... uh... unconventional foods. This movie, which includes a video reviewer to do my work for me, is about, and I quote: A drug induced time travel holiday fantasy musical comedy with zombies - based on a true story.

You can take that all as fact, except the last part of course. Since the movie reviews itself, I'm not going to work against their own criticisms. These are the basics parts you'll find: A group of psychology students have a term paper that will make or break them due in two days and like most students most haven't even begun them. So they do what all students do - blow it off and have a party.

Enter the party-maker. He's a dude with all the connections and gives each person their own party favor if you know what I mean, based on their personal preferences and convictions (one does not drink, one is a confirmed virgin and planning to stay that way). What that has to do with drugs, don't ask me.

But each student's trip with their specialized drug (I loved the one that's jelly you smear on your chest - kind of a Vick's VapoDrug) is vastly different, that's where we get the fantasy - musical - zombie aspect. Ultimately it's up to a boy they call 'Home School' to save the day with his (non-drug induced) powers of time travel.

The drugs are not named (and none looked like 'salts' so no screams of disgust please) but are plentiful as is alcohol use and the rest of their budget seemed to go to the gore used in the zombie scenes so...

Yup, it's THAT kind of movie.