Monday, November 29, 2010

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie


Patrick Murtha said...

Subject of the funniest review in any of Leonard Maltin's movie guides:

The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987). Crude live-action kiddie film "inspired" by the popular and controversial bubble-gum cards which feature creatures with names like Greaser Greg and Valerie Vomit. They all live in a garbage pail, where they are destined to be joined by the negative of this movie.

Todd Mason said...

Patrick--look up THE NAVY VS. THE NIGHT MONSTERS for an old favorite of mine. Whether written by Maltin or Bill Warren, who used to work on Maltin's annual and might still, or someone else, this entry was still in as late as the 2005 volume (I've decided to attempt transcription even with only one good eye):

1) Look at the title. 2) Examine the cast. [Mamie Van Doren and Anthony Eisley star.] 3) Be aware that the plot involves carnivorous trees. 4) Don't say you weren't warned.

Patrick Murtha said...

You're right, that's another great one! Since the Maltin capsules are of necessity very short, it takes true writerly economy akin to that of Ogden Nash to raise a smile with one. But there are a number such in the very long volumes.