Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hobgoblins (1988)

This movie is truly the epitome of 80s cheesy horror.  I remember seeing it a while back on Mystery Science Theater 3000 and it being one of my favorite episodes.  This movie is low budget, with horrible acting and ridiculous special effects...if you can even call them that.

Kevin is a upstanding young man, hard at work guarding an old studio.  He's accompanied by the aging McCreedy, who continues to guard the place after 30 years....because why...?  Oh, that's right, there's some creatures living downstairs in the vault and it's his job to keep them contained.

However, Kevin does not heed to his warnings, and lets the little monsters loose.  He learns that the hobgoblins make your deepest darkest fantasy come true...and then kill your sorry ass.  Kevin hurries to his girlfriend's house to protect themselves and some friends from the hobgoblins.  But it's too late.  These fake-ass looking things are attacking the Madonna-wannabe in the front yard, and everyone scrambles to save themselves.

However, soon everyone's crazy fantasies are being fulfilled and they've blocked out the threat of the harmful little aliens.  Kevin's friend takes off for "Reputation Road" with a phone sex operator, and his girlfriend takes off to be a stripper at Club Scum.  As the night wears on, it becomes more difficult to corral the little creatures, and we don't know who will make it out alive!

This movie has a 1.7 rating on IMDB, and I don't think it's THAT bad.  I mean obviously it's ultra corny and has horrible effects, but it's rather entertaining.  I do advise checking it out on MST3000 instead of a straight-up rental.  It's one of the best episodes I've ever seen (better even than Manos, Hands of Fate)


Maynard Morrissey said...

It's the definition of 'corny' :)