Club Dread Movie Review
Some people loved 2002's Super Troopers, and some people, like me, found it to be a little too silly to handle. Regardless, the comedy group that was behind that movie is back with Club Dread, a comedy-horror flick that is surprisingly entertaining.
The marketing campaign for this movie was just God-awful, and as I sat down to watch this film and I just new it was going to suck big time. Thankfully, Club Dread exceeds expectations. Sure, it is stupid. Sure, it has little redeeming value. But the movie has lots of hot chicks, some naked ones, a little bit of gore and goofy characters, so for 90 minutes I was more than engaged.
If you're still reading this review, then that last sentence must have captivated you. Club Dread succeeds by not being a spoof as much as a straight-laced comedy; as a horror movie it doesn't quite work, but it doesn't mock horror films the way Scary Movie does.
Honestly, I don't know where this review is going. As it comes from Broken Lizard, quality cannot be expected. Nonetheless, there are some good jokes, and I especially liked the character played by Jay Chandrasekhar, which can only be expected considering that he directed and co-wrote the movie. More than any anything, every single woman in the movie is beautiful and wears skin-tight clothing, or less. Sure, something like that shouldn't decide the fate of a movie, but when it is a film titled Club Dread, that's all one can go by.
Club Dread is a movie made by men for men. This one makes for a good rental to be watched by a group of friends.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.