The Horror of Party Beach

The Horror of Party Beach ★★★★

Stephen King allegedly once called The Horror of Party Beach a wet fart of a film. It has a reputation for being a monstrosity of a picture. Sure, they used chocolate syrup for blood; The underwater scenes do nothing to disguise that the wrecked ship is a miniature toy with fish in an aquarium crudely superimposed on top; The monsters’ teeth are sausages. If you read this and expect a slickly produced action frightfest, reread the previous sentences and recalibrate your expectations because a castle made of sand is still a castle, even if it's made of the sands of Party Beach.

For Split Tooth Media's October Horror series I wrote about Party Beach, it's should-be-iconic monsters, and why it's best to ditch the "so-bad-it's-good" approach while watching it. This movie is an absolute blast, and you'll see why even its harshest critics seem to concede that the film has an unshakable joy to it.

Full essay available here, with lots more great Horror films highlighted this month over at Split Tooth!