Tuesday, October 25, 2016

31 Days of Halloween 2016 - Day 25

Evil Toons
Fred Olen Ray

A man named Gideon Fisk (John Carradine) kills himself rather than submit to the will of a talking magical book. A group of women ( are hired to clean-up the old house where Gideon died.. As part of the deal, they have to stay in the place over the weekend. They will get a whole $100 when they are finished. An undead Gideon shows up at the front door and forces the book on them, their curiosity gets the better of them and they read it. This unleashes a cartoon drawing of a monster that immediately starts possessing and killing everyone it comes across. One by one the girls and some of the neighbors fall to the monster, and not even the power of Dick Miller can stop it.

Evil Toons promises cartoon monsters, but is barely able to deliver on even just one. The women (Monique Gabrielle, Suzanne Ager, Madison Stone, and Barbara Dare) manage to summon a grey sort of wolf monster thing that lurks around and ogles them for a grand total of 3-4 minutes before possessing one of them. It makes a brief appearance at the end, but only for a few seconds. What the movie does not skimp on is plenty of nudity from its female cast. Dick Miller (Gremlins) and Arte Johnson (Love at First Bite) have small but amusing roles. Despite the initial disappointment of this movie having very limited cartoon mayhem, it does manage to lose itself in being weightless fun. Strangely, no matter how lurid it can be at times, the film goes out of its way to end light and as silly as possible.

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