eyeballs everywhere!


So the Black Christmas remake?

Saw it. Total horror-kitsch.

We are talking ridiculously exaggerated music cues and acting, quirky camera angles and cut-tos, gorey cartoon sound effects to complement the overtly gratuitous enough-with-the-eyeballs-already murder scenes–SQUIRT, SPLAT, SQUISH!–and one actress made up to look like some kinda Bette Davis/Joan Crawford hybrid. It doesn’t take itself seriously in the slightest, pokes fun at the trops of the genre and attempts to deliver something gross and fun. I’d go so far as to say the cast and crew probably thought they were a part of something Evil Dead fresh, if not Evil Dead stale, and even that had to be okay because, hey, Evil Dead!

If you will, a horror-comedy.

Too bad it’s not remotely clever enough to be either, let alone both.