The Video Vacuum (thevideovacuum) wrote,
The Video Vacuum


This hilarious sketch comedy film was sort of a sequel to Kentucky Fried Movie.  That film’s director, John Landis directed some of this film’s segments, which also feature humorous vignettes from Joe Dante, Peter Horton, Robert K. Weiss and Carl Gottleib.  Steve Forrest and Sybil Danning star in the film’s titular linking device, a send-up of 50’s sci-fi movies.  Most of the other sketches revolve around TV’s and or VCR’s.  There’s way too many stars to list (a lot of whom weren’t very well known at the time), but there’s Michelle Pfeiffer, Griffin Dunne, Steve Guttenberg, Rosanna Arquette, Arsenio Hall, David Allen Grier, Russ Meyer, Kelly Preston and Andrew “Dice” Clay, just to name a few.  My favorite segment is the Celebrity Roast funeral with Steve Allen, Henny Youngman and Rip Taylor, but The Son of the Invisible Man (featuring Ed Begley, Jr.) and the Ripley’s Believe it or Not parody, Bullshit or Not (starring Henry Silva) are pretty great too.  Though not as good as Kentucky Fried Movie, it’s still packed with a lot of laughs and is an underrated classic.

Tags: a, anthology, comedy, landis

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