Blood Harvest (1982)
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This movie really isn't very good. The four stars are mainly for Tiny Tim's role as Marvelous Mervo. As strange as his character is, Tiny actually does an excellent job acting in this role. Though he somewhat plays himself, even opening the film with his trademark ukulele, singing "Gary and Jill" (a variation on "Jack and Jill"), he is comfortable on camera and is convincing as Mervo the clown. It seems strange that this movie even exists, but I'm definitely glad it does. It's a shame Tiny Tim didn't star in any other movies. The song during the end credits sung by Marvelous Mervo is even cause to watch this movie all the way to the last credit.
Now here's an....interesting film. In Blood Harvest, it sucks to be friends with Jill (played by first time actress Itonia Salchek, in her only role "surprisingly"). While away at college, Jill's banker father has been foreclosing on a lot of the townsfolk's' farms. As a result, Jill's parents have vanished without a trace upon her arrival home. Jill is immediately greeted with threats and vandalism, but also with love and friendship by long-time friend Gary (Dean West) and his older, retard brother Marvelous Mervo (played by Tiny Tim...don't worry, I'll get to him in a sec). Genuinely concerned about her parents' disappearance, everyone tries to console Jill, but soon, people start dying at the hands of an unknown killer who hangs them up and slasher their throats. It's painfully obvious who the killer is, even though the film tries its damnedest to tell you otherwise. For those of you unfamiliar with Tiny Tim, he was a 60's folk singer that sang oddball songs with his trusty ukulele. Looking like a cross between Steve Coogan and Weird Al, splashed with 100% bizarre, Tiny Tim dones clown make-up and overalls throughout nearly the entire movie, walking about singing and scaring Jill every so often, adding sheer weirdness to this rare 80's flick. Future TV star Peter Krause (who I'm sure wishes nobody remembers him from this film) has a small role as Jill's fiance. Speaking of Jill, one of the brighter moments of this film is her constant nudity. Lots of titties, bush, and ass on her behalf, which was nice. Other than that, this movie is just plain odd. I honestly think you gotta see it to believe it.
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