Stan Helsing (2009)
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A descendant of the legendary vampire slayer who did battle with the most infamous bloodsucker in history faces off against six of the most frightening monsters of the modern era in this rowdy horror comedy featuring Kenan Thompson and Leslie Nielsen. The closest that video-store clerk Stan Helsing (Steve Howey) ever came to fending off monsters was dealing with disgruntled customers irked at the lack of new releases -- but with Halloween fast approaching, that's all about to change. When the
Oct 23, 2009 Wide
Oct 27, 2009
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site
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Like garlic, holy water and silver bullets for our mythic evildoers, Stan Helsing is a surefire repellent to any good time.
If Stan does nothing else, it should at least get its four leads some attention.
If there's one thing of which the cinematic world doesn't need more, it's horror movie spoofs.
How do you make fun of boredom without being boring? Well, that's a tall task requiring lots of smarts and even more artistry.
By the time we reach the climactic karaoke smackdown, we have learned more about Freddy Kruegerâ(TM)s personal hygiene challenges -- and how to make a shockingly bad movie -- than we ever wanted to know.
Mostly the gags are unfortunate and amateurish, but this micro-budget flick at least has a semi-coherent plot and every 10 minutes or so there's a flash of wit.
A darkly humorous horror comedy that fails to re-ignite the spark that made Scary Movie so much fun.
[Director] Zenga really seems to be enamored with the genre he's satirizing embedding these gags in to the scripts instead of just tossing them at us waiting for us to laugh...
In other words, you have to be a teenaged male or totally baked to appreciate this movie. Probably both.
At least the Scary Movie features had a budget and filmmakers with some genre battle scars. Stan Helsing is more Friedberg/Seltzer territory: random, agonizingly desperate, and dripping with laziness.
Puerile, yes, but rooted sincerely in character, this well cast comedy lampoons contemporary film audiences' familiarity with the horror genre without ever stooping to senselessly overloaded referential gags.
To its credit, Stan Helsing is no less funny than the studio comedy Couples Retreat, meaning that even marquee comedians like Vince Vaughn couldn't save this film.
Audience Reviews for Stan Helsing
- Stan Helsing: You drank the holy water?
- Teddy: It was delicious.
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