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This Film Took a Lot of Guts to Make......
on 7 May 2015
... And a lot of nerve to release! Why? Because its simply not funny! I bought this DVD because I remember Kenny Everett as a really talented comedian and the film is also written by the guys who co-wrote his TV shows, and I like horror movies and don't mind a good laugh. But honestly, this was low on horror and low on humour. It wasn't that it doesn't have many gags, it does, but there just not funny. Okay, I did laugh twice, but, the story was lame and the rest of the comedy was so dire, that flatulence is far funnier. As someone on here has already said, the Carry-On films are much more of a hoot.
On the plus side it never bored me and the actors weren't too wooden thankfully, which is not usually the case with nanobudget horror films. Nucleus DVD have done a great job with the transfer and bonus marital. Hats off to there dedication in putting the whole restored package together. Core fans might love it I guess(?), but, for me it was pretty poor. How can writers of such good comedy come up with this stupidly unfunny script? They must have had some idea the humour was desperately scraping-the-barrel. One of the films producers claims he still finds this film hysterically funny every time he watches it. Well perhaps he is seeing it from a different perspective to the rest of us, otherwise you'd have to be some kind of halfwit to be slapping your thighs and crying with laughter at this effort. Not even the presence of Vincent Price could save this one.