Thursday, December 15, 2011

Repossessed (1990)

Linda Blair stars as the happy-go-lucky housewife Nancy Aglet who falls back under the devil's spell and becomes REPOSSESSED! Now, Father Mayii must come back out of retirement if he hopes to save her soul for good. If you thought Elvira's puns were bad, you ain't seen nothing yet! REPOSSESSED hits the bottom of the barrel when it comes to horror comedies. It is an agonizingly unfunny spoof of THE EXORCIST that reaches for the same style of inane humor found in the AIRPLANE or THE NAKED GUN films, but comes up desperately short. Leslie Nielsen returns as another naive and nitwitted character, garnering very few laughs as he stumbles through one ill-conceived set-up after another. Director Bob Logan attempts to poke fun at everything from televangelists to fitness clubs(?), and can never seem to pick a solid direction for the film to follow. With nowhere left to go, we end on a televised exorcism which includes a musical number where Nielsen impersonates everyone from Michael Jackson to Elton John, badly. At least Linda Blair can take a joke as she playfully parodies herself as Nancy. All of the expected pea-spitting and head-spinning jokes remain faithfully intact, and as idiotic as it truly is, EXORCIST fans are sure to find some guilty pleasure in watching.

Rating: 4/10.

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7 comments:

  1. jervaise brooke hamsterDecember 15, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    I just liked the scene where the gorgeous chick showed her tits.

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  2. There's always that, and I did snicker at a few awful puns. I'm still ashamed of myself..

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  3. I watched this one over and over again as a kid. But when I saw it as an adult, it just didnt hold up for me like Translyvania Twist.

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  4. I wish I had watched it when I was younger, might have appreciated it more, but I spent most of my days watching DRACULA DEAD AND LOVIN' IT instead =D

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  5. I saw Dracula Dead and Lovin' It at the theater. Even then I thought it was soooo much better than Coppola version.

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  6. Ha! Very true! Because that was more my age group, I actually liked it better than Young Frankenstein.

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  7. I loved the scene where Leslie Nielsen walks into the women's locker room by mistake at the health club and strolls past two nude women showering,you could see their buttcracks through the steam

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