Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)

Rob Zombie does it again... cartoon-style!

This is not your average Saturday morning cartoon. In fact, you are going to want to lock your kids in their room and keep them far, far away from the television set for this one. It is bloody, seedy, vulgar, violent, perverted, and simply brilliant.

El Superbeasto is a washed-up wrestler who produces, directs, and stars in porn films. He also seems to be in the habit of being attacked by all kinds of crazy critters. When his latest lust-object from the strip club is abducted by Dr. Satan, he enlists the help of his sexy mercenary-like sister to save the day...

What follows is nothing short of wild ride. There is a mixture of highbrow and lowbrow humor here that gives everyone something to laugh at. Mr. Zombie isn't above poking fun at himself and we are treated to cameos from characters in his previous films. The leading characters here are outrageous, even for cartoons, but aren't childishly so. It's a fun blend of sex and violence with a heavy dose of humor.

The soundtrack is hilarious. At some points the music actually narrates the action, which just adds to the absurdity and works very well for the type of film this is.

The film certainly doesn't take itself seriously, and I certainly enjoyed watching it.

Film information: The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

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