Regularly cited as one of the worst movies ever made, Laserblast is a confused jumble of sounds and images each representing the late 1970s at its very worst. The plot follows an androgynous teen nerd named Billy who finds a laser gun in the desert and uses it to blast bullies.
Highlights include squeaky stop-motion aliens, confused cops and a love scene with extreme XXL lip and fingernail closeups. Bad points include every other aspect of the entire movie. Visually, narratively and aurally exhausting.
Never explaining anything and full of scenes that seemingly have no connection or relevance to anything that's going on and filmed in what looks like the Apocalyptic backdrop of where they shot "Manos: The Hands of Fate," this is a perfect storm of cinematic incompetence. It's no wonder the MST3K guys saved this for what they thought might be their last episode ever. Also drawing from Manos, they also featured the same horrible technique of trying to film night scenes in pitch black conditions where you can't actually see anything. This one was hard to get through even with the MST3K commentary.
This movie should have just starred Jim Varney and been called "Ernest Finds a Laser." It would have been more high-brow and intellectual that way.