Thursday, October 20, 2005

"Bluuuurb!" - SSS gets first review

It's short, but it's good. The press must've had an advanced screening, b/c the "premiere" isn't til Friday night.

Stomp! Shout! Scream!
W-D: Jay Edwards; with Claire Bronson, Mary Kraft, Cynthia Evans, Jonathan Green

Edwards' loving homage to the short-lived beach-party-by-way-of- horror-film genre of the mid-Sixties does it better than American International Pictures ever did, with canny nods along the way to Them, Jaws, The Horror of Party Beach, and Roger Corman's own B-movie
update Humanoids From the Deep. The arrival of an all-girl garage rock band in the quaint seaside community of Merriville Island coincides with a sudden rash of sandy mayhem that may be the result of the dreaded skunk-ape, which leaves behind a hideous odor to match its rampant carnage. On the trail of the beast are a trio of semicompetent cops ("It just don't make no sense – what kind of a homicidal maniac would do something like this?") and the requisite smart guy from the local college, who's final utterances remind us to forget about the skies, already, what we really need to be watching are the tides. It's nearly as much fun as an episode of Hullabaloo, snappy bouffants, earnest braniacs, hippy-hippy-shake, and all.


– Marc Savlov


When I opened the email, I had my fists clenched, jaws set, waiting to read something more like, "While Mary Kraft does seem comfortable with the electric bass in her hands, her character doesn't seem to know what she's doing when not on stage. If intentional, this choice could have been used to great effect in the story, however, I do not believe Ms. Kraft was self-aware enough to notice this or anything for that matter...."

Click on the picture to the right to go to the teaser trailer.



2 Comments:

Blogger ablebody said...

"..While Mary Kraft can certainly kiss a ferrett, it's Paris Hilton who really shimmies that thunderbroom..."

aw man. that's tough.

12:51 PM  
Blogger maryk said...

Hey, I'm honored just to be mentioned in the same review as Ms. Hilton. And I wish someone'd told me that was a ferrett.

1:04 PM  

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