Archive for the 'Puppets' Category

06
Oct
17

Ghoulies 2 (1988)

Ghoulies 2

Date Watched: 10/5/2017

Starring: Some guys that died

Plot: The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions. (From IMDB)

Rules:

  • Stop motion
  • Someone says “Carnival”
  • Someone says “Tunes”

Quotes:

  • “I can do body work… baboom!”
  • “Have you seen my little muffy?”  (Response) “Who hasn’t?”
  • “He don’t go nowhere without his tunes.”
  • “This place is better than Epcot Center.”
  • “I’m a magician you sons of bitches!”

Viewer Quotes:

  • “Were girls actually uglier in the 80’s?”
  • “Can they re-brand the carnival to be the Devil’s Anus?”

Things We Learned:

  • Ghoulies can make cat sounds to lure in cat lovers and kill them with a switchblade.
  • 10 year olds have ninja throwing stars at their disposal to throw at wayward Ghoulies.
  • Having Ghoulies is a great way to make some extra mula from your crappy carnival ride.

Final Take:  Ghoulies delivers once again.  Like Ghoulies 3: Ghoulies Go to College,  this was great in terms of cheap entertainment and thrills.  Who doesn’t like a trashy carnival, especially circa 1988?

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29
Jul
16

Bad Milo!

BadMilo

Date Watched: 7/28/2016

Starring:  Ken Marino, Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, and lots of cameos

Plot: A man learns that his unusual stomach pains are being caused by a demon living in his intestines.

Rules

  • References to poop/butt
  • Whenever Allistair speaks
  • Poop demon pops out of butt
  • Don’t forget the house rule – creature-vision.
  • Every time he fires people.
  • “Racoon attack”

Quotes

  • “You got a thing in your butt… you got a trooper in your pooper.”
  • “Witch Doctor!” – parrot
  • “I’m here to help people.”  –  “Well, thanks for coming.”
  • “Are you two planning on having a baby?”  –  “Not the way we do it.”
  • “Be safe in there, don’t rip anything.”
  • “Wow…how’s your ass?”
  • “There’s an ancient myth surrounding the anus.”
  • “My mentor always told me…stop carrying the horse on your shoulders.  Put him between your legs and ride him!”
  • “Big fat babies come out of tiny vaginas.  Maybe your anus is like a vagina.”
  • “Is that poop on your shirt?”
  • “If you want to survive, you got to take a dump on your enemies, or else you eat a shit sandwich.”
  • “Kill it with fire.  Put the fire in the face.”

Viewer Quotes

  • “Just another night at our house.”

Things We Learned

  • You can go from being an accountant to an HR manager in charge of firing people.
  • You can fix your inner demons by bonding with them.
  • Repressed anger can live in your ass.

Final Take:

03
Jan
14

Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College

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Viewing Date: Jan 2, 2014

Plot

A “Ghoulies” comic book is found in a frat house bathroom. The comic secretly holds powers over three lost Ghoulies that are imprisoned within its pages. They are soon released by Professor Ragnar who uses them in an attempt to stop ‘Prank Week’ where frats play tricks on each other for a tinfoil crown. Skip Carter and his frat house of party animals are destined to take back the crown but he is having problems with his girlfriend who is dating his arch rival, Jeremy. When Jeremy frames Skip, resulting in his expulsion, the Ghoulies are sent to kill Skip and any other frats that stand in their way.  (from IMDB)

Starring: Puppets, a guy that looks like James Spader and a girl that was on “All My Children” and Matthew Lillard.

Rules

  • Xylophone
  • “Prank” or pranks being committed
  • Bubbling toilets
  • Human hands with the puppets

Quotes

“She’ll do anything for a buck!”  “I didn’t know it was a stag party.”  “She had too much elk-ahol.” (all about a topless girl with a taxidermy deer head stuck on her head).

“It smells like there’s something screwy going on!”

“What a foul-smelling bag of puke!”

“I think it’s time we nailed Skippy Carter!”

“I’m sporting half a chubby.”

“I haven’t pulled a yank in days.”

Viewer Quotes

“Oops!  I have a boner.”

Things We Learned

  • If a closet full of clothes falls on you, you emerge fully clothed.
  • College in the 80’s was AWESOME!
  • College girls wash all their panties together.
  • The best way to ruin a college girls’ wardrobe is to steal her panties.
  • Getting a plunger stuck to your face will kill you.
  • You cannot be powerful without evil.

Final Take

This movie was stealing a page from the classic T&A college movies of the 80’s- when everything revolved around absurd college parties and “pranks”.  Only difference was this movie has some terrible puppets thrown in for comedy relief.  There is no gore, and really no scares, the puppets are just a plot device for the hero to overcome to win back the girl’s trust.  I’m not complaining- it was plenty entertaining this way.