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I normally don’t watch the clock when I’m enjoying a movie, but the opening moments of “Splatter Beach” were an exception – by the one minute forty five second mark, I had seen the creature (a great throwback “guy in a rubber suit” monster by Brett Piper) and an amazing pair of breasts in a shower.
That, my fellow Bums, is a stellar way to start a film.
“Splatter Beach” follows the classic aquatic monster movie formula, we have oversexed youths, the geeky single guy trying to uncover the mystery behind some disappearances, the local nutjob hotty, and everyone who gets near sand is ripped up by monsters.
There’s no underlying message here about encroaching on nature or any of that crap – it’s simply a herd of badass monsters tearing up people and the likeable heroes trying to survive. The brilliance is in the simplicity.
There is a plot here for those of you into that kind of thing. Three teenagers (the requisite horny couple and our reporter wannabe that tags along to investigate the mysterious disappearances at the lake). As the reporter wannabe starts writing, more and more people get shredded by the weird creatures from the lake. Where did they come from…and why are they attacking humans? There, my friends the mystery!
I’m a big fan of the real life monsters as opposed to CGI – so “Splatter Beach” was a welcome change to the hokey looking monsters created on a computer. And the gore effects were top notch too! Plenty of blood getting thrown around, and even a good decapitation thrown in.
If you’re into the classic monster flicks of the 60s – this is right up your alley. It’ a fun flick that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and the love of schlock shows through.
The bounty of extras make this a good purchase – and it’s cool to see what Camp can do with a budget. I look forward to new releases from them, as long as they keep bringing on the monsters! 4 cans out of 5.
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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