This video store sci-fi classic is the wackiest movie you can find on Prime Video

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For a decade (significantly, the 1980s, from start to finish), the low-budget production company Empire, headed by Charles Band, shot more than a hundred films. and although some of them came to theaters, most found a place where they reigned without rival: the video stores. There, films from the production company like ‘Re-Animator’, ‘Re-Sonator’, ‘Troll’, ‘Ghoulies’, ‘Robot Jox’…

… or this one ‘HorrorVision‘, one of the house’s best and most outdated productions, directed in 1986 by one of the house’s fetish directors, Ted Nicolaou, and which you can see on Prime Video and on filmin. A film with modest but forceful special effects, with impressive animatronic monsters that are the advance guard of an invasion of our planet through the waves of satellite dishes.

In reality, the film is not an anti-alien action adventure (at least, it is not only that) but a satire of the American consumer society of the eighties. Introducing ourselves a completely dysfunctional family where only the kids seem not to be completely crazy‘TerrorVision’ does not leave a puppet with a head, criticizing from exhaustion due to excess television supply (it seems that the subject is back in fashion) to swinger couples or the mediocre suburban life camouflaged by plastic glamour.

It is one of the most realistic and credible science fiction stories of recent years and has just arrived on Disney +

And all this, with magnificent and iconic latex creations by John Carl Buechler, another Empire regular, and a delightfully camp soundtrack by The Fibonaccis in full The B’52’s. A delight perhaps not suitable for these times of CGI-for-everything and the omnipresence of green screens, but highly recommended for those who believe that ingenuity and hooliganism are values ​​preferable to the most sophisticated of computerized set-pieces.

For a decade (significantly, the 1980s, from start to finish), the low-budget production company Empire, headed by Charles Band, shot…

For a decade (significantly, the 1980s, from start to finish), the low-budget production company Empire, headed by Charles Band, shot…

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