Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 28

Movie: Psycho Beach Party
Starring: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon
Genre: Comedy,
Year: 2000
Format: VHS

Plot: A bunch of murders have started to happen at the beach, making everyone in the neighbourhood a suspect.

The main element is the beach blanket movies of the 1960's, but it's balanced out with the style of both campy horror-slasher films from the 1970's and older films that remind you of Vertigo and Rear Window from the Hitchcock era.
Amy Adams  plays the beach siren, a role you rarely see her in which works perfectly with Nicholas Brendon's Starcat - a spoof on the character from Gidget {Moondoggie played by James Darren}

Based on a stage play from the 1980's,  this movie covers all the eras.
It also throws back to the sexploitation films of the 1960's/1970's as well.

What do I think I learned from this film?
No one is normal, and when you try to pretend you are you're only fooling yourself. And any chance you have to insert a bunch of guys in Lucha-Libre masks for no real reason is cool.

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