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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bloodsucking Babes From Burbank (2006)

I am a fan of low budget horror movies.  I'm also af an of B-movies.  I also really enjoy some humour mixed with my horror.  When a movie combines these three things, I can be often found to sit, contented like a kitty cat with some catnip.  Unfortunately, not all of the horror movies that try to fit these three categories manages to do it effectively...

Gary is helping his girlfriend Samantha with an archeology excursion to find a jewel box that was supposed to have been the property of a real life witch.  He finds the jewel box, and offers it to one of Samantha's rivals when Samantha refuses to show him the "proper appreciation" for it. Soon, however, Gary is on the run as women throughout Burbank start turning on men and eating them.  It's up to Gary, Samantha, a drifter and his girlfriend to retrieve the box and stop the carnage from spreading.

This is actually going to be a pretty short review, since there isn't much to say about "Bloodsucking Babes From Burbank".

The premise is a bit shaky, but still offers a skeleton for a decent story, and interesting characters.  Unfortunately, rather than actually trying for something with a bit of depth to it, this movie settles for being rather shallow and cheap- and not just in terms of the budget.  I really didn't care for any of the characters- including the heros.  Gary was a douche, Samantha was an uptight bitch, Zack the drifter was angsty and emo, while his girlfriend, Felicity was... well, I really don't remember much about her character- sorry.  I know this was meant to be a humourous B-movie, but the acting was just not effective in my opinion.

I found the camera work to be pretty boring too- though there ARE one or two decent shots... but that could be due to the copious amounts of breasts and butts bouncing around.

As I said, this movie is supposed to be humourous, but I found it rather sleazy.  In perfect honesty, this movie relied more on scantily clad women nomming on guys than it did on wit and depth.  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy T&A in my horror movies... but when that's the main appeal of the movie, it's hard to accept.

I will admit though that there was one thing the did impress me- and that was the special effects for the eys.  It was simple, but effective.  When the women had those large, black hole eyes, I was un-nerved... especially when the sweet, loving grandmother has them...

As much as I love funny, low budget B-movies, I didn't really like this one.  It felt cheap and sleazy to me.  I'm feeding this piece to "The Ugly"...

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