The Killer Shrews1959
The Killer Shrews (1959)
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Critic Reviews for The Killer Shrews
If you get a few laughs from the bizarre acting and dumb story, that's the most you can expect from this bad film.
Carpet remnants attack! Very funny "MST3K" version, unwatchable on its own.
Too campily amusing not to like.
Audience Reviews for The Killer Shrews
The new MST3K Netflix original has been released and I decided to expose myself to some of the old episodes available for streaming on Hulu and Netflix (there is a different random selection on each platform). Whether it is Joel or Mike watching these awful movies with the bots I do not envy the torture they are put through. Their snarky comments add some entertainment value, but my ratings are based on the movie's quality itself and not the extra material broadcast from the satellite of love. A black man is the stereotypical comedy relief. This movie also has a foreign mad scientist, a damsel in distress, and a dashing hero. Cheaply made and full of clichés. It is memorable for the silly monster effects. These switch between hand puppets of the snarling heads of the shrews and greyhound dogs in costumes that make them extra hairy, but with hairless tales to look more rodent like. The bare minimum of thought was put into all aspects of this production.
Why are the actors standing around talking and drinking for almost all of this movie? The ending has some exciting moments, but they're kinda crazy too. This is a pretty bad excuse for a film.
Boring, horrible acting and a highly implausible storyline make this truly a bottom-of-the-barrel piece of trash. Nothing at all good about this film except that it's not much more than an hour so the pain doesn't last too terribly long.
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