I finally watched this little gem from 1980 yesterday.
I was already a fan of Ed Hunt after watching The Brain and Plague (which coincidentally I reviewed exactly six years ago today) but this movie was so much fucking fun. I mean, let's run it down.
It has killer kids, including Billy Jacoby from Cujo & Superstition and Elizabeth Hoy who sports the best funeral dress ever! Twice!
It has a Pre-Porky's Peep Show.
It has junkyard action.
It has THIS fucking random party clown.
|Seriously, this is going in the Halloween costume idea file.
It has a cool score, which is this weird mash-up of Kolchak and Friday the 13th.
It has pre-action hero Michael Dudikoff.
|American Ninja, crashing funerals like a boss!
It has a lot of pink and mauve. The transition from the seventies to the eighties was an awkward time.
|The Blondie poster is the only thing in this shot that does not hurt my eyes.
Add these things all up and you have a real winner. I urge you to grab some friends and give this a whirl.