Sunday, August 9, 2009

Hobgoblins. Hobgoblins. What Can You Do With Those Hobgoblins?

Anyone familiar with the show "Mystery Science Theater 3000" will so know this movie. For the uninitiated, this film is a horrible film from the 80s about evil stuffed animals (at least that is what they looked like) locked in a movie studio vault (uh huh....yeah) that are released on accident to cause havoc with some of the worst late 80s stereotypes ever committed to celluloid. The Hobgoblins create a fantasy of your ultimate happy thoughts.....then kill you. Hooray.

The film is a huge goofy rip off of "Gremlins". MST3K attacked it perfectly.

Well 20 years later the film has developed such a huge following because of MTS3K, that Rick Sloane decided to release:

I just watched it last night. Honestly I did not think it was possible for Rick Sloane to make a film more painful than Hobgoblins. Boy, was I wrong.

This one has the same characters from the first one (played by different actors), except this time they are in modern times AND HAVE NO MEMORY OF THE LAST FILM! That aspect was never explained. Anyways, this time instead of a Hollywood studio we are at a mental hospital. Our "heroes" are students in psychology, and are suddenly met with the Hobgoblins again for the first time. The Hobgoblins come when you say the word Hobgoblins 3 times and try to kill you with your worst fears.

To say the film's acting and story is bad is like saying I came out of my mom's vagina: not only is it true, it is unpleasant to think about. Once in a while I see a film that is so bad that it's hard even for me to sit through. This is one of those films. The one thing though that was the most amusing and interesting was to see Karens Knotts.

Karen Don Knotts' daughter. And she looks like him.

If you see this film, PROCEED WITH CAUTION! I may suggest some adult libation to get through this one.

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