Friday, April 22, 2011

Bad Movie Night (Part IV)

I hope that the Bad Movie Night title doesn't scare people away from reading the post. I guess that if you're reading this you are ready to accept the punishment. Actually...last night was kind of a lesson on how sometimes goodness can come from bad movies.

Yesterday's snow may have kept the numbers down for the show last night. With only five in attendance we were able to have more couch space and there was more beer tospill and snacks to throw at the TV. Comfort was important as we had a double-feature. Actually, more of a feature and a half.

The first movie Hot Chick Hotrod Stoner BBQ was about an hour long and shot in a junk yard. This 2005 feature was a sequel to Hot Chick Stoner BBQ with multi-talented Hotrod Honey. Those of you who have seen the first movie (if you admit it) may recall the useful charcoal BBQ tips. The downfall of the original BBQ movie was that Honey and her pals were partaking in certain vices during the filming and she deteriorated during the movie. There were side scenes were they went off and 'shot stuff'. This film, however, seemed a bit more structured and the side scenes were of her lady friends demonstrating changing spark plugs and doing an oil change.

The Hot Chick Hotrod Stoner BBQ was again educational from a BBQ standpoint. There was a useful demonstration on cooking sausages with a 'beer boat' of aluminum foil, potato packets (again in aluminum) and the cooking of popcorn in a large steel bowl--she noted that her secret ingredient was THC. It was very popular amongst the guests. To sum up...this is not an easy movie to find, but if you like classic cars, BBQ tips, tips on maintaining cars, tattoos, and smoking dope this is the feature for you. A low production value, but obviously a somewhat higher budget than her earlier BBQ movie. Suffice it to say that you won't be seeing this gem on the Food Network any time soon. Below is a sample from the movie.





The main feature was an indie Canadian movie out of Vancouver called Dead Hooker in a Trunk (2009). I know, the name implies some little project by a group of sexist guys but surprisingly it was written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska. Their first feature film is surprisingly entertaining for a low-budget production. I group of friends discover a woman's dead body in the trunk of their car and fall into a nightmare world of drugs, religion and violence. Some scenes will make you laugh at the quirkiness and others will having you gasping at the violence. Don't expect Academy award winning acting here, and you'll have to check reality at the door for some of the bizzarro scenes (think...re-attaching a friend's arm). However, there was an interesting back story to why the sisters are so weird and the soundtrack was pretty good.

I was just reading that the Soska sisters are working on their second feature film American Mary. They aren't discussing the storyline yet, but I'm looking forward to more of their unique take on horrific humour. Or was it humourous horror?  BTW, this scored 3.9 at the IMDB site (easily qualifying it for Bad Movie Night). Just got thinking...is Bad Movie Night an acceptable topic for Good Friday? Er...too late now, I suppose. Hope everyone has a great long weekend.   

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9 comments:

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

I have to give you and your troop props for going out of your way to find baaaaad movies. I don't think I could be as brave!

Katey said...

I love it! It's live MST3K. These posts make me so happy, Alan.

classic cars, BBQ tips, tips on maintaining cars, tattoos, and smoking dope
I like one of those things... maybe two. I'll leave it to your imagination which.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

And that's why Canadian movies have a bad name. Sigh.
I still think you getting together with a bunch of guys on the same crowded couch and watching terrible movies is hilarious.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Ah, good bad movies. I keep watching really bad ones : P

Bukowski's Basement said...

Hot chick hotrod rocks!! Kinda wanna hang with her, Alan! Great find!!

Hope you're well...

Jarmara Falconer said...

Wow I tried watching both, first one reminded me of going to Banger racing with my father in the 70's which I think is a English thing. The second reminded me to looking in my boot before going out in my car :-)

Akasha Savage. said...

Sometimes the best films are bad films. Me and my daughter just watched, for the first time, The Rocky Horror Picture Show....I think we liked it....!? :D

Alan W. Davidson said...

Wendy- I think that the bad ones lend themselves to a lot of 'adlibbing' from the viewing audience. Lots of fun.

Katey- Sure, I know all about your thing for tattoos. ;)

Cathy- I know that you'd pay big money to observe an evening of us and our high entertainment.

Nat- I'll have to get you to pass along the names of some of those REALLY bad movies...

Ant- I kinda figured you would, man. All's well here, though not posting as much as usual.

Jarmara- 'banger racing'...I wonder if that's like our 'demolition derby' here where they smash up each other's car until the last one running wins. I think checking the boot is always a good idea for writers of horror.

Akasha- I agree totally with that outlook. I have fond memories of going to the RHPS back when I was 18 with my pals...the 2AM show in a nasty little theatre. You can't go wrong with Tim Curry dressed in fishnets...did I just write that...I only meant to think it.

Harry said...

Hey Alan, I'm glad I found this post! I think your Bad Movie Night sounds like a blast. Judging by the clips, you've made some great choices here. Looking forward to more!