Saturday, October 16, 2010
Mamma's boy Lionel dares to break away from home long enough to take Paquita on a date to the zoo. Crafty, manipulative Mamma follows along to keep an eye on this threat to her domestic reign, but unfortunately gets bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. Mamma deteriorates, and though she tries to soldier on (aided by doting Lionel), eventually succumbs to her wound. But she doesn't stay down long.
What a treat! Dead Alive is a perfect example of the 5 star B movie: manic pace, copious laughs, copious gore, and outrageously original visual effects. The characters were for the most part interesting and quirky, which is rare (in my experience) in a B movie. Dead Alive is an over-the-top comic gorefest and I loved every minute of it.