|Tags: 90's, Arte Johnson, cheesy, David Carradine, Dick Miller, Evil Toons, Fred Olen Ray, Madison, Michelle Bauer, Monique Gabrielle, POS, POS movie, Stacey NixDon Dowe, Suzanne Ager|
Director:Fred Olen Ray
Cast:David Carradine, Arte Johnson, Dick Miller, Monique Gabrielle, Suzanne Ager, Madison, Stacey Nix Don Dowe, Michelle Bauer
Evil Toons is a film that I remember passing up countless times in the video store growing up and now for whatever reason I decide to finally visit it as an adult, despite knowing better, especially with low-budget sleaze director Fred Olen Ray's name attached to it. I guess that could be blamed on my random mood for horror cheese at the time, plus the misleading trailer made it seem like a somewhat fun movie. Unfortunately, that wasn't really the case, as I found myself rather bored for the most part, despite its attempt to capture the viewer with its gratuitous nudity by its cast of young porn actresses.
The story revolves around a group of young ladies that are hired to clean up a large house before its sold to new owners. They're given access to the home and permission to stay there through the weekend in order to clean. After unloading and getting settled in they make their way to the basement to start the cleaning process. After spending 2 minutes moving around empty boxes they come across an old trunk that contains a dagger and skeletal remains of someone. They shrug it off and call it a day. (Job well done!)
Sometime during the night David Carradine randomly shows up at their door to deliver a mysterious book. Naturally the girls recite a passage from it, releasing some sort of evil demon from within the pages and into cartoon form, where it spends 2 minutes ogling one of the ladies changing before possessing her body. And that's about all we get from the evil "toons". The rest of the movie is about the possessed girl killing everyone off.
Given its incredibly low budget of 140k there's not much in the ways of good deaths or even blood and gore for that matter, which leaves all the redeeming value to the girls and you can believe good ol' Fred Olen Ray made the most outta them! You can expect an abundantly shameless amount of nakedness in this pic, including a scene where one of the girls decides to strip in front of the others for no reason and another where the "nerdy one" decides to feel her big breasts in front of a mirror (classic!).
There were moments that gave me a good laugh due to its ridiculousness and for that, I was slightly entertained. I just wished the budget was big enough to have the toon out and running amok for more than just a few minutes, because that's the movie I really wanted to see.
Directed by Fred Olen Ray -- that's pretty much all you really need to know as far as what to expect from this. It's cheesy, sleazy, and just plain bad (and not necessarily in a good way). I just kept waiting for more "toons" to show up and was left disappointed. Unless all you need is excessive nudity and bad acting to enjoy a flick I'd advise skipping this.
|Posted on August 4, 2012 - 9:04pm | FrighT MasteR|