torsdag 16 januari 2014

Neon Maniacs (1986)

I want to know what the hell was going on inside the minds of the filmmakers while doing this very very odd movie. What kind of drugs were they using? A mixture of several? I'm pretty sure a lot of mushrooms were involved.

A group of mutants live in a tunnel under the Golden gate bridge and come out at night to kill. Every mutant has a single characteristic, like being a doctor, a samurai, a tiny cyclops dinosaur or... What the hell am I writing here? None of this makes any sense at all. Maybe the story came from the scriptwriters six year old son? That would actually make sense. It's like a gallery of someones favorite actionfigures turned into monsters with the flimsiest plot possible attached to it.

Not camp enough to be a classic, Neon maniacs is just strange in a random way, it doesn't feel like they had an actual plan here other than smoking some illegal drugs. Fortunately there are a lot of cool makeup sfx and the movie has barrels of cheese in the shape of horrifyingly 80s pop and heavy metal music. Since parts of the movie takes place at a school dance we get to listen to two whole songs to maximize our enjoyment. Thanks.

And why would a group of mutants that are killed by water live close to water?

And yes, I would buy this on blu ray.

2 kommentarer:

  1. I've been wanting to see this one for a very long time... Every time I read about it, it just gets more and more built up.

    1. It's a nice slice of 80s cheese that has to be seen :)