Written and Directed by R. Lopez
Catherine Daisy Coleman as Sheena Star
Bryan Slusher as Muppet
Cody Calderas as Andy
Dakota Danger as Sidwell
Melesa Murphy as Teresa
Special appearances by Benjamin Bartlett and Jeff Homan as Tobi and Duke from The Toking Dead
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Crude Comics Inc.
I FINALLY got a chance to sit down and watch a screener of a movie I was sent a while back. I am kicking myself that I didn’t watch it sooner. It’s a horror comedy made by R. Lopez at Crude Comics Inc. I personally LOVE horror comedies. It seems to be one of the most unbridled forms of horror freedom on film.
Now, to truly appreciate horror comedy you need a good sense of humor, a strong stomach and a passion for horror. You have to be willing to overlook things like budgeting and film resolution quality in order to get to things like having fun and letting loose. When people decide to create a horror comedy their purpose is for the audience to have FUN and the makers want to have fun in the process of that creation. These guys OBVIOUSLY did exactly that.
Now, I don’t want to give a lot away because I really, really want you guys to see this. But we start out meeting Stoner Jesus. (Oh, stop being offended, it’s a comedy film, for crying out loud, nobody’s preaching anything). I was laughing the whole way through. This film has all sorts of humor in it. Everything from slapstick to toilet humor. I do have to admit, and I giggle even as I write this, that if you haven’t done certain drugs in your lifetime, there are probably parts of this movie that aren’t going to be funny or make sense to you. Sorry, but that’s just the way it is. But for those that may (or may not, depending on the advice of your attorney) have had a misspent youth, some of this stuff is going to be absolutely hilarious to you. (On the advice of counsel, I decline to answer as to whether or not I have any sort of direct or indirect knowledge of any aforementioned substances that may or may not give me insight on the hilarity factor of this film. Moving on…)
If I were going to try to describe this film to someone, I would have to say it’s like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and House of 1000 Corpses got into a head on collision and then comedy of all kinds violently poured down upon the crash site. There are so many small jokes, funny little references, snappy one liners. There’s regular stuff that really happens in real life between stoners that people that get high truly do laugh at.
I recognize that, to an extremely straight arrowed kind of person, this movie would seem very haphazard and without flow, might seem strange (to say the least) and might seem like a waste of time. But that’s not who it’s meant for.
I loved watching this film. It’s like watching a home movie of a bunch of stoner friends take a road trip and then some weird creepy ass stuff gets thrown in the mix. There’s weird stuff going on with Sasquatch type monsters, creepy old men, creepy younger men…ravioli.
All in all, definitely fun to watch. If you need laughs this is your ticket to them. Oh, and a killer side note…our killer friends over at The Toking Dead not only have their comic and some of their TTD gear shown in this film, the guys actually make a special appearance!!! I was so excited to see them!!! I was already stoked when I kept seeing their comic and merchandise but, then POOF there they were! Totally cool!
Lopez and his crew really worked hard on getting this comedy right and it shows. They had fun and in turn, I had fun. Total success!!!!
You can buy a copy at crudecomicsinc.com