Monday, July 5, 2010

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009)

Man, people loveeee to hate on Rob Zombie.  The man could make a movie that rivals The Exorcist and people would still find a way to talk shit.  Superbeasto is certainly not looking to win any academy awards, but it is some sick, hilarious, porno-ish fun.

This movie has an awesome voice cast, including Sheri Moon Zombie, Tom Papa, Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson, and even Sid Haig and Bill Moseley making some quick cameos.  Superbeasto is the tale of a washed-up wrestler named El Superbeasto (voiced by Tom Papa).  He's mostly focused on chasing skirts, while his sister Susi-X (Sheri Moon Zombie) builds robots who fall in love with her and fights Nazi zombies. 

Meanwhile, deep under the Earth, the weak and skinny Dr. Satan (Paul Giamatti) is on the search for his unholy bride so that he can become a beefy super-devil and take over the world.  His bride-to-be will apparently be recognizable by a "666" on her ass.  Enter Velvet Von Black (voiced by a hysterical Rosario Dawson), a stripper at a club being patronized by El Superbeasto.  As Beasto falls quickly in lust with Velvet, she is plucked up by an angry gorilla who is a minion of Dr. Satan.  As it turns out, she has the mark of Satan square on her butt.

Excitement ensues as Beasto and his sister, Susi-X take off for Dr. Satan's lair to retrieve Velvet Von Black.  And more drama is created when Beasto and Susi realize that Dr. Satan is a dressed-up nerd from their high school.  The battle begins as the two attempt to get Velvet and make it out alive.

This movie was full of seriously gratuitous violence, nudity (of the cartoon variety) and graphic sex.  Some say it's tiresome, I say it's hilarious.  If you are a fan of Adult Swim type cartoons, you'll love this flick.  If you're a Zombie fan, you'll love spotting the hidden cameos and references.  Fun times.

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