Wacko (1982) Reviewed

Before the Wayans brothers ripped off the Zucker-Abrahams (Airplane!, Top Secret!, Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad) formula to poorly riff on horror movies, there was Wacko. This wildly uneven comedy never got a U.S. DVD release and probably won’t get one any time soon. The “lawnmower killer” is on the loose terrorizing one small town’s lone teen virgin, played by a pre-Newhart Julia Duffy. Joe Don Baker is the hard-boiled, over-caffeinated cop, George Kennedy is Duffy’s pervy, pedo, doctor dad, and Andrew (hadn’t added the “Dice” yet) Clay is Tony Schlongini, an Italian-stereotype/big-walking-dick-joke combo. To give you an indication of Wacko‘s subtley; one character’s name is- straight-up- Norman Bates. Early-80s slasher films are the main target for Wacko‘s quivver of blunt pokes and everything from Friday the 13th to Prom Night is referenced.  This kind of dumbed-down tastelessness ran rampant in the 80s and, if nothing else, Wacko serves as a nostalgic reminder of the type of low-brow VHS rentals that entertained basements full of middle-schoolers at summer sleep-overs.
*1/2

~ by Number5ive on February 6, 2010.

4 Responses to “Wacko (1982) Reviewed”

  1. is there anywhere i can get a copy of this film? saw it when i was a kid n really want 2 see it again, really really badly me and my brother loved it

  2. pleeeeeease!!

  3. Try here for a free download share: http://vinnierattolle.blogspot.com/2009/08/he-kills-people-every-day.html

  4. thankyou!! :))

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