Fun, Creepy & Stupid! -- coulrophobics beware!
creatureart | Massachusetts | 08/17/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Yes fellow horror fans "We All Scream For Ice Cream" is on the cheesy side of horror(although Forsythe is excellent as both good guy/bad guy versions of Buster the clown). The film is just littered with bad dialog oozing from the mouths of the other players, but when you mix it in with the creepy story and the goofy tongue & cheek way that buster kills off his victims you can't help but be reminded of another fun 80's clown flick loaded with cheese in "Killer Clowns From Outer Space". Speaking of the 80's, if this film was made back then it would have fit in perfect with the times and something tells me it would be one of those fun cult classic movies from the 80's that horror fans(like myself) would be eagerly waiting on it's dvd release. Could have been much better but I enjoyed it for what it was...fun,creepy & stupid!"
[insert "Ice Cream" punned title]
Neil Kloster | Dekalb, IL | 06/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, to begin with... this is probably the most wholeheartedly fun episode of them all for season 2! Granted, if you ge this expecting horror and terror, its not there (well... some parts are creepy), but really.. this is just good ole fashioned entertaining. I mean, come on... William Forsythe plays a semi retarded clown ghost out for revenge! Thats a selling point right there!
I'm not going to go into the plot very much, but this episode is VERY cheesy - but also VERY entertaining. I liked it, and I recommended it to anyone who enjoys the MOH series.
Overall, its just a good way to spend 55 mins. Its hilarious, fun, creepy, and amusing. Its a good time throughout ... without the calories.
Mommy, my Ice Cream tastes like Cheese.
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 11/04/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We All Scream for Ice Cream is a campy revenge tale bordering around a childhood secret, with an ice cream seller turned ghoulish burning bridges in the midst of the night because of something that went wrong once upon an ago. It all starts to fall into place when a group of the old crew, now a grown man, moves back into the neighborhood of his youth and brings his family back with him, discovering in the process that something else has returned and is bringing revenge with it.
It was funny, to say the least.
One of the flaws in the Masters of Horror series is that they rely on old stories, older storytellers, and on small budgets that would beguile the world of horror if they had to revolve on such strict guidelines. Some of them are intentional laughs, making the mind laugh and play, and some are too gimmicky and don't do the idea justice. We All Scream for Ice Cream could have been a lot better if it wouldn't have taken the gimmick too far, but the end product reminds me of something from the 80s when "Stephen King adaptation" all over it. Despite that I still thought that this part of the show was good, with the kids all seemingly hateful in their own ways. Equally as good were some of the campy special effects when revenge is taken; you have people turning into little blobettes because of revenge and the blobettes - they look pretty nasty. They were pretty funny, and the campiness of the movie reflects the turn that the series has taken.
The problem is that the ending was a bit too long, the "We all scream for ice cream" mantra was a bit too unbridled for the brain to handle, and some of the motions seem forced and contrived. Of the adult actors only one of them was entertainingly bizarre, and the kids in the middle of the night seemed more like they were missing acting lessons than missing out on sleep.
If you want campy and maybe a small amount of creepy, then you might enjoy this. I can't say I didn't enjoy it myself at any level but I can say that this was more of a Sci-Fi channel film than a Masters of Horror outing. Perhaps that was the point of it, wanting to laugh a bit and mock the staples that tormented the genre for such a long time. Regardless, I have to say "steer clear unless you want it campy."
If only the Titanic would have had such sound advice.