Watched on Wednesday August 25, 2021.
Incredibly cheesy and wonderful all at the same time. David Arquette and Doug E Doug and Scarlet Johansson and Kari Wuhrer – really how could you not love a movie with this casting. This is one of those horror movies where one of the main characters actually screams the title at some point. Big, badly CGId spiders creeping around. Bad jokes. Bad plot. This movie was made for me to watch and enjoy.
I know that this movie has become a punchline but just like any good-bad horror movie it has lots of redeeming factors. Number one it has Sam Jackson doing what Sam Jackson does best spotting good lines and flexing those acting muscles. It has a plane full of snakes, CGI Snakes of a MFing plane. Lots of goofiness in this movie as well. And you have Kenan Thompson and Julianna Marquiles – what more can we the bad horror movie loving public ask for.
This is a bizarre little horror movie that actually takes place at Thanksgiving. There really are not enough movies that take place at Thanksgiving. Basically this puts a spin on the idea of the kid being held prisoner in the home with the addition of a little agoraphobia. The cast is really quite good and while this is certainly not in anybody’s Top 10 it is still well worth watching at least once.
I don’t know why I had never watched this movie before. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are so good together and at least in my mind they had a blast making this movie. The story is interesting and the characters are fun to watch. It is well acted and some of the secondary characters like Dax Shepard, STeve Martin, and Romany Malco take this misadventure to an entirely new level.