• Martyn Wakefield

THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO (REVIEW)

Dir. Rob Zombie

Reviewer. Martyn Wakefield

Among director Rob Zombie's collective is this rare diamond. A non-horror, crude comedy that has more boobs, profanity and cheese to make 'Viz' look like the Beano. THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO is the brainchild of Rob Zombie and comedian Tom Papa and proves that Zombie has a sense of humour after all.

Featuring an all star cast including Rosario Dawson, Tom Papa, Paul Giamatti and Sheri Moon amongst cameos from the likes of Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Brian Posehn and Ken Foree and more references to horror than the entirety of THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

When Dr Satan seeks to find bride number 23 he finds his eyes glued to the foul mouthed stripper, Miss Von Black (Dawson) and in her own words, "once you turn Black, you never go back... Von Black". But not before Superbeasto grasps sight of her as he attempts to save her from a Dr Satan camper than any previous incarnation.

Throw into the mix saucy sidekick Suzie X (Moon Zombie), Murray the robot (Posehn), Nazi zombies and the greatest ape since King Kong and THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO is an instant late night classic. Lude, crude and musical numbers to make you want to stay up all night, singing and dancing.

This is not going to tick everyone's boxes and there is a target audience, (mostly teenage boys with a craving for horror and women). With its animation and crude tone, this evidentially is not one of Zombie's standout films due to the subject matter and style but one thing is for sure, the Haunted world is something we need more of. We want more 3am films and we want more sex, laughs and Superbeasto...


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