Thursday, May 7, 2009

Microwave Massacre (1983)

4 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Wayne Berwick
Written by: Craig Muckler, Thomas Singer
Actors include: Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Marla Simon
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Length: 76 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Now hold up, before you see the high rating and think this film must be wonderful I must warn you about a few things. Firstly there is no budget, it's not scary nor is it really bloody nor is it chilling and the cinematography is pretty crap. What it is happens to be a hilarious comedy, in fact it's beyond bizarre and the way it's dated only makes it more loveable. The beginning or rather credits is simply some jiggling boobs, (see it gets right to the point) the music is out of supermarkets in the '70s good. The acting is bad one liners on a comedy show. The plot, well Donald is tired of all the gourmet crap his wife feeds him (like plastic crab on a bun) and he simply can't take any more. She's also whiny and obnoxious and pronounces things wrong, in other words you don't miss her when Donald takes her out. Thing is he accidentally eats some and likes it. The plot goes on from there, and it's filled with one laughable scene to the next. Some highlights include a group of white construction workers trying to teach soul to an african-american co-worker, a girl in a chicken suit (well I can't ruin the rest), an aggitated bartender and oh I could go on for hours. I think it's much easier if you watch this little gem and enjoy it on the basis that it's a '70s comedy and nothing more. I adored this the first time I watched it and I think it'll always be one of those hidden films which makes me smile.

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