Schlock (1973)

John Landis directs himself, Saul Kahan and Eliza Roberts in this low budget parody of monster movies where an ape kills everyone and then settles into Seventies’ America.

Don’t really know what I expected from this? Amatuer horror comedy from the American Werewolf in London team of Landis and Rick Baker. I guess I was expecting a spoofier or scrappier dry run of that cherished favourite. This is really one note, stretched out and patience testing. The acting is universally awful apart from the comedy blind girl. I get the feeling she was cast for her hippie era hotness rather than any comedic abilities though. Very poor. If you’ve wondered whether this is worth watching… like I have since I first read about it in the movie guides as a teenager… leave the half imagined film in your head alone. It cannot be any worse than this Schlock.


Perfect Double Bill: The Stuff (1985)

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