Scary Movie (1991)
Happy Halloween! Not to be confused with the Wayans’ horror-comedy of the same name, our Patrons chose the obscure 1991 independent film, Scary Movie, for us to review on this special day.
This fascinating movie was a labor of love for 19 year-old writer-director Daniel Erickson, who seemed to bring together the entire acting community of Austin, Texas, to fulfill a piece of his vision. Starring a fresh-faced John Hawkes, Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) and a supporting cast of nobodies, the film has a lot of grit and heart, but ultimately…well, we thought it was a bit of a slog, despite the shock ending.
Still, Halloween spirit abounds. If you’ve ever enjoyed a haunted attraction in rural America during this time of year, this will at the very least transport you right back to that place.
Happy Halloween, everyone! Stay safe out there.