The Banana Splits Movie(Review)[Weirdo Wednesday]

The existence of this movie is a living question mark. It is based off of The Banana Splits television series which aired in 1968, which was more or less a child-centric series produced by Hanna-Barbera. I have never seen a single episode myself, but the trailer for this film intrigued me.

In short, we have a child who loves the tv show. For his birthday his older brother and mom bring him and a friend to the studio to watch a live filming. Unknown to anyone besides the main actor, the show has been cancelled and tonight’s airing is the final airing. What’s also unknown is what the lead designer is doing with the animatronic characters before the show in the basement…

And as you can guess, what unfolds is a night worth of cancellations. The animatronic characters begin killing their fans and we watch as our young star tries to survive the night with his parents. But things get weird when we discover that the kids are being abducted and locked up while the older audience members are being brutally killed. The theory being that the characters want an audience forever.

The movie wasn’t bad. The kills were decently creative and the gore was surprising. It just didn’t have a whole lot of momentum from the get-go, and once everything begins happening, there is no more mystery and you are left to watch the events unfold.

I found this DVD for $5 at Wal-Mart, and since it was so cheap I don’t feel ripped off. But you don’t need this one in your life. Besides, I’m sure it’ll get dropped onto either Netflix or Hulu anytime.


‘Til Next Time, Mike Cleopatra

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