• * Yellow asterisk: funny (maybe).

  • * White asterisk: expanded format.

  • * Blue asterisk: not mine.

  • No asterisk: it probably sucks.


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Club Dread


Part 2

Tanya Reichert and Elena Lyons film clip

Caps below:

Scoop's notes:

A laid-back singer named Coconut Pete runs his own island version of Club Med off the coast of Costa Rica, and somebody is killing all his staff. There are several red herring sub-plots in which various people seem in turn to be the killer, then there are several gruesome and kinda funny deaths, and then somebody with no motivation confesses. It turns out that all the people who had a motive were sane people like the rest of us, people who may have had jealousies and problems, but would not act violently on those feelings. The actual killer, on the other hand, was just plain nuts. I think it was supposed to be funny that the only guy with no motivation turned out to be the killer. If it was supposed to be, it missed the mark.

Like most of the rest of the jokes in the film.

In fact, some of this film is so unfunny as to be downright annoying, but that isn't what kept the film from being successful. The problem is that the plot took itself seriously. Club Dread is the follow-up effort from the comedy troupe that created Super Troopers.  They are talented at lowbrow comedy. They should have gone for Scary Movie - a wacky genre parody making fun of slasher movies. Instead they went for Scream - an attempt to make a real slasher movie, with comedy layered in. By working too hard on the scares and gore, they got distracted from the strengths of the writers/performers who are, underneath their mandatory new millennium naughty sex talk, traditional genre satirists like the cast of SCTV, and not scare-and-gore guys like Tobe Hooper.

Bill Paxton is pretty funny as Coconut Pete, a fictional version of Jimmy Buffett. He talks like Buffett, sings like him, and lives like him. His album titles are all slight twists on Buffett album titles, although ol' Pete doesn't remember making most of them because, hey, those were the 70s, dude. Pete is a laid-back guy unless you mention the one thing he hates - the REAL Jimmy Buffett, who stole Pete's best song PinaColadaBurg, changed it a little, and made it famous as Margaritaville.

Club Dread was a miserable failure at the box office, capping off below five million dollars, despite appearing on 1800 screens across the country. The reviews were only slightly more enthusiastic than the film audiences, with only 34% of the reviewers taking a positive view of the film. I don't think it's a good film, and it's not worth going out of your way to see, but I found it an easy enough watch. Paxton is good, there are lots of jokes, and the nudity is good, especially a gymnastic scene performed by the diminutive Jordan Ladd (Cheryl's daughter) and a body double.



"City Homicide"

(2010; Aussie TV)

Here are the film clips of Tasma Walton (no nudity, but hot!)

The collages are below:




Laura Sadler in Anchor Me

Sandra Locke in Suzanne

Nicole Trunfio showed up nearly topless for the premiere of The Extra Man

Pink in a bikini



Carla Egerer in Messer im Kopf (Sample right)
Deborah Fried in Das Duo (Sample right)
Delphine Chaneac in Splice (Sample right)
Eva Hassman in an episode of Tatort (Samples right)
Fritzi Haberlandt in Erbsen auf halb 6  (Sample right)
Gerlinde Boelke in Der Bauloewe  (Sample right)
Hanna Harper and Kristen Sturdevant in Sin City Diaries: The Midnight Show (Sample right)
Kristen Sturdevant in Sin City Diaries: The Midnight Show (Sample right)
Hanna Harper in Sin City Diaries: The Midnight Show  (Samples right)
Julie Engelbrecht in Rasmus und Johanna  (Sample right)
Karoline Schuch in Zeiten aendern dich  (Sample right)
Kathrin Spielvogel in Muxmaeuschenstill  (Sample right)
Mirham Weichselbraun in Hangtime  (Sample right)
Sybille Canonica in Jenseits der Stille  (Sample right)
Silke Natho in Mein Opa und  die 13 Stuehle  (Sample right)
Y Sa Lo in Die dritte Generation  (Samples right)