This book contains a checklist of 1800 dark films sorted in order of preference. The ranking is established by the sum of 8 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting, quality and creepiness. How many have you seen?
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There isn’t a single character in this film with an IQ above 80, so sit tight and prepare to giggle, because you won’t laugh out loud. Pandemonium is a parody of teen slashers of prior years, and of the way they dedramatized murder. These are some of the dumbest cheerleaders I have seen, and they are surrounded by like-minded characters. Think “Airplane!”, with kills!
Putting into words how stupid this film is is a difficult thing to do. It’s ridiculous, it’s immature, but it’s more than that. Every single shot wants to make you laugh for the joke you probably didn’t get five seconds before. This should be a slasher flick taking place in a cheerleader camp, but it takes a dozen detours. Those Mounties, for instance, sure are in the wrong film at the wrong time.
Carol Kane plays the lead. Judge Reinhold and Marc McClure are cutting their teeth. Paul Reubens shows up. This is no one’s glory day. It was no one’s time to shine. It could’ve used more murders and cheerleaders, in no particular order. The film sets up a universe, repurposes its own jokes, and relies on puns rather than exploiting pop culture. This is quite interesting, actually!