Caution: Killer Sheep!
Robert I. Hedges | 02/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow. That is all I can really say. I thought I had seen it all, but was I ever wrong. Memo to all who think Ed Wood is the worst film maker in history: There's a new kid in town and his name is Fredric Hobbs. Brought to us by the always helpful people at Something Weird, this is the story of a Wild West tourist and mining town terrorized by an eight foot tall mutant sheep which emits orange gaseous vapors (and may cause viewers to do the same.) This movie has it all: incredibly stupid monster (with divergent leg lengths and mange); racist mayor; mad doctors; and hippies. How could you possibly go wrong with this one? I recommend (for advanced bad movie viewers only) a double feature of this movie and the infamous turkey monster flick "Blood Freak." Like most Something Weird DVDs this one has some outstanding extras including movies on fly and rat control (not for the squeamish), an over the top musical number (complete with fan dancers and a saxophonist who looks like Che Guevera) performing a little musical nightmare titled "You Cannot Fart Around With Love" (also from director Fredric Hobbs), an extremely low budget student film called "The Geek" about the sex life of the Sasquatch, and (finally) a little piece of tripe called "Passion in the Sun", which could only aspire to have the production values of Doris Wishman. Kudos to Something Weird Video! Anyone who loves truly rank and silly cinema owes it to themselves to snap this ultra obscurity up with all due haste!"
Another Wild Something Weird DVD
frankenberry | Los Angeles, CA USA | 12/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"They just keep coming. These great DVD's compiled by Mike Vraney and his Something Weird company are simply loaded with wild and crazy junk. The main feature on this one is "Godmonster of Indian Flats" which is about a giant mutant sheep creature (actually a man in a suit) on the loose in the wild west. Unfortunately, the premise and concept SOUND a lot campier than the movie actually is. There's lots of western action and drama before we even get to the "godmonster", but when that sheep creature is on screen, all is forgiven. Your eyes will not believe what they're seeing. A real hoot. There's some excellent moments of bizarro weirdness, but overall, the movie is kind of slow and blah. Worth a look, but don't expect Ed Wood material. Director Hobbs also was responsible for "Alabama's Ghost" which was once released on VHS by Thriller Video. That movie suffered from the same mix of weirdness and tedium. Keep your ffwd button handy.However, the rest of the DVD is jam-packed with delights, as usual. There's a second bonus feature "Passion in the Sun" (aka "Girl and the Geek") which is a ridiculous 1964 nudie-cutie. A chunky stripper gets kidnapped by some crooks, but escapes in the woods. On the run, she decides to stop to go skinny-dipping. Then she puts her bra back on and sunbathes. Then she takes her clothes off again to walk around the woods. Then she sees the men following her and gets dressed again. Then a circus geek who escaped from a carnival attacks her and rips off her top again. The geek chases her and she ends up at the amusement park riding the Wild Mouse ride, the geek in hot pursuit. She screams and screams and screams (usually her mouth isn't even open --- it's all post-dubbed)! Lots of shots of the Wild Mouse going up and down hills. The geek falls off the tracks when her car hits him. The end. Hilarious!Other gems on this DVD are a short called "The Geek" which is about a horny Bigfoot creature who attacks some hippie campers in the woods. He abuses and "ABUSES" one of the girls (she likes it) and then the men fight him off. Not for the kiddies, but oh so very very very bad. Then we have some hilarious authentic shorts dealing with rat control and fly control! The rat control short is a step by step instructional piece for farmers and other home-owners how to keep their place clean of rats. If you want to see rats get snapped to death in rat-traps or watch them convulse and flip around after ingesting poison, this one's FOR YOU!!! Very exciting stuff! Rounding out the line-up is a musical scene from Hobbs' other film "Roseland" which looks like a riot. The number is "You Can't Fart Around With Love". OK. Then we get the usual and fun radio spots/exploitation art line-up.What more can you ask for? These SW DVD's are loaded, reasonably priced and deliver hours of cheesy, sleazy and hilarious delights."
If you can keep your eyes open this is something unique.
J. A Miller | Computer Chair | 12/14/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"There are so many factors that this film has that make it a tue b-movie and cult film alike. There is one major drawback; it is sooooo boring. I mean, its got all the bad acting, the wierd plot, and wacky occurances that make b-movies great for those of us who love them; yet it fails to deliver something that you will want to watch again after you see it. That is, if you can even get through it the first time."
Sheepishly, I enjoyed this film --
Greg Goodsell | Bakersfield, CA United States | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The prospect of a low-budget horror film involving an eight-foot-tall mutant sheep probably doesn't inspire patronage from mainstream movie fans, but it's surprisingly competent and features far too little of its title beastie. Director had the temerity to name it "Godmonster," and his other titles ("Alabama's Ghost" and "Roseland") are likewise wonders to behold. The DVD features two creepy educational shorts on rural fly and rat control and the hilarious black-and-white nudie "Giel and the Geek!""