VHS HELL #1
“Honeyyy, did you do a lot of drugs before we met?”
This seemed like a perfectly 80s movie to start off my VHS HELL marathon. This movie’s a wee goofball, and I’ve always really enjoyed it. I love the creature fx, the weed-garden bedroom full of little, singing demons that no one notices, the Parasite and Dungeonmaster posters on the kid from The NeverEnding Story’s bedroom wall, the fact that Michael Moriarty is named Harry Potter, the old lady upstairs who talks to mushrooms and chews the scenery like granola, the batshit crazy little girl who makes the pancake kid from The Cabin in the Woods look well-behaved, Troll himself and his silly stoner smile, etc. Honestly the 80s mini-monster movies à la Gremlins, are some of my favorite fun-time watches. Hobgoblins, Ghoulies, Critters... yeah, man, light up a joint and stick that in the tapebox.
“Oh, I recognized the knock. It was pre-pubescent.”