Stan Helsing (2009)
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Critic Reviews for Stan Helsing
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.
Audience Reviews for Stan Helsing
Warning: this movie will likely cause irritation and a severe loss of braincells. Comparable to entering a run-down haunted house, where all the props are malfunctioning and the live-performing ghoulies have long since stopped giving a damn. A barely watchable, underachieving parody, whose only saving grace is its busty female beauties and a brief appearance by the late great Leslie Nielsen. I could extend my distaste for it with an even longer review, but why waste more time on it than I already have. If you want a fun horror spoof, watch Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil instead. Or even a haphazard selection among the Scary Movie flicks, which appear quite ingenious next to a suck-fest like this. To be fair though, it isn't altogether crappy. Kenan Thompson was pretty funny in some scenes and it did have ONE big, sexy appeal: former playmate Diora Baird. Whenever things got too cheesy, at least she was there in her skimpy indian outfit to save the day. She ought to get her own movie, called "Poca-hot-ass"! Besides Diora and her bazongas though, this misfire of a comedy doesn't have much to offer. Kind of like a bad Halloween special of Family Guy, if not more random yet. In other words: avoid like the plague!
Any redeeming quality I tried to find in this was found wanting. Not only does this movie never once make true sense, but it rips off from all the low budget, grunge fests that have been produced in the last ten years with introductions from American Pie, National Lampoon, and the Scary Movie films. Stan Helsing is a parody, that really parodies nothing. It isn't all too funny, though the movie features a hilarious cameo by legend Leslie Nielsen. Besides the women in the film being almost naked with a laughable explanation, and the distinct stupidity of parodies, the characters only possessed substance in the beginning of the film before swiftly shifting to all out chaos and dumbassery. Watch Nielsen on YouTube; otherwise, avoid this like the plague.
Lame. I expected better from Kenan Thompson.