Story: Alien turd-snails that turn humans into zombie incubators crash land in the good ol’ US of A. 30 years later, a college rush prank gone wrong releases a frozen, infected host/corpse/former dudebro. Guess what happens next?
Scares: None, at least not for me. This is 80s horror-camp at its best.
Splat factor: Heads explode! Ax murders by zombie killer! And we’re just getting started!
Closing scene “shocker”: Of course! It’s the 80s!
Remake, Sequel or OG (Original Ghoul): One of a kind. At least until Slither paid homage.
Trick or Treat: This is the horror movie I’ll always love for bringing my sister into the horror fold. Not completely – she’s still a wuss – but this movie is so camp and tongue-in-cheek she was able to finally see why I love the genre. Score!
Just about every 80s cliché is here, and it’s glorious. Nerdy but awesome BFF? Check! Hot girl that’s secretly really nice to everyone? Check! Needless lingering shower scene for boobies? Check! Getting ready for the dance montage? Check! DICK FREAKIN’ SMITH! Check, check, check!
Is this movie good? Um, well…not in the conventional sense. Is it a whole helluva lotta fun? Of course. 80s horror rulz y’all. Go forth and enjoy.
5 out of 5 pumpkins for this culty 80s classic.