Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HMM '13: Critters 3

It's October!  The doorway to not only the start of the greatest food season (early October to Christmas), but also to sexy nurses, zombies, and grown men dressing up like ponies.  That also means it is time once again for Halloween Movie Madness!  This year, I'll be taking a look back at the movies of my youth.  Every movie this year was released before I turned eighteen.  These are the Halloween movies that shaped me into the man I am today.  Some of them are scary.  Some are funny.  Some are fantastical.  Some are just weird.  And not all of them are good.  But to me, they are all Halloween movies.  Now, stand back, for your own safety!

Critters 3

Critters 3 Poster

It’s my third straight day of watching Critters, and as much as I love these movies, I should have watched them all in one night as opposed to stretching them out across four. Of course, if I did that now, I wouldn’t have enough movies for all 31 days of October, so it would kind of defeat the whole idea here.

This film brings about a few changes to the series. Instead of a small rural town, this time the movie takes place in an apartment building in L.A. This movie is also the feature film debut of one Leonardo DiCaprio.

Leonardo DiCaprio Critters 3

The death toll is embarrassingly low.  This movie is also extremely goofy. There is a scene where a girl rolls a trash can down the stairs at the group of crites, and when it hits them they go flying and you hear the sound effect of bowling ping getting hit.  They try to eat the token fat lady's bunny slippers.  There is also a scene with the Crites in an apartment kitchen, farting, eating dish soap, and having a gay ol’ time.  That's probably why I originally enjoyed it so much.  It really help me to stop seeing this series as something scary.  And honestly, with the exception of a few scenes, I could almost watch this movie with my son.

The strangest part in this movie is how they handled the flashback to the events of the first two movies, where scenes from both are intertwined with each other as if they happened in the same movie. 

Most people think this movie is the worst of the series, and I agree with that. I still find it watchable, but then again, I love crappy horror movies. For me, the worse they are, the more I usually enjoy them. Maybe that is why I enjoy this one so much. Who knows. This one is recommended for hardcore Critters fans or people who like crappy horror movies. No one else should watch this.

You really should check out these Gifs Without Context though.

Tomorrow brings us the final movie in the series: Critters 4. Then I can move on to other schlocky movies.