Evil Toons Film Details
Overview: Burt has a cleaning company and hires four women to clean an isolated house. They find an old book, a dagger and a soul shred and when one of them, Megan, reads an incantation, she unleashes an evil beast in our world.
Tagline: First they undress you, then they possess you!
Review: This has a LOT in common with Jim Wynorski’s SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE II. They were filmed in the same house at around the same time (1990) and have the same basic plot about a handful of buxom, lingerie-clad babes trapped in an old house where one becomes possessed by an evil spirit and starts killing off the others. Both films are also filled with tongue-in-cheek humor and endless in-jokes that you can only appreciate if you’ve seen your fair share of exploitation / horror / trash movies as well as a weird next door neighbor who is always lurking around outside and appears to be stalking the girls. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget a generous helping of T&A, as that’s one of the chief reasons these movies were made in the first place. Wynorski’s film is the better of the two because the dialogue is funnier and it somehow works as both a horror/slasher flick (with plenty of the expected bloodshed) as well as a send-up of such films, whereas this one is doesn’t work at all as a horror film and is more straight-up camp comedy. Still, if you know what you’re getting yourself into and are familiar with the director and cast, EVIL TOONS is a pleasant enough way to kill 83 minutes of your time. The home where a sorcerer (David Carradine) hung himself because of an evil, talking book many years earlier is now being sold by Burt (Dick Miller), who’s in need of a clean-up crew pronto before the new owners can move in. Enter Terry (Suzanne Ager), Megan (Monique Gabrielle), Roxanne (Madison Stone) and Jan (Barbara Dare), who apparently all work for some cleaning company but show up for work dressed like Hollywood Blvd hookers in cut-off Daisy Dukes and spandex. The girls are paid a whopping 100 dollars each to spend the weekend there and tidy the place up, but after some exploring around and an impromptu strip-tease, Carradine’s character shows up at the front door to deliver a special package. Inside is the evil book and the nerdy Megan picks the wrong passage to translate; unleashing a wolf-like cartoon demon in the process. It promptly possesses Roxanne and she begins killing everyone off with eventual plans on releasing other demons from the book after she’s harvested a few souls for Satan. While this was heavily-promoted as a Roger Rabbit-style merging of cartoon and live action in a horror-comedy context, you’ll be extremely disappointed if you expect too much. There are only two toon sequences in the film lasting just a few minutes apiece and only in one of them does the demon actually interact with one of the actors. The less said about the plot the better, but in lieu of that we get some spirited bad acting, lots of dumb jokes (only some of which are funny), a few semi- famous stars in small roles (Arte Johnson is also on hand as the pervert neighbor) and nude scenes provided by each of the female stars. Miller ends up with the most amusing bit and has a very funny scene watching himself in A BUCKET OF BLOOD on TV and then spurning the sexual advances of his sexpot wife (“Special Guest Star” Michelle Bauer), who then is forced to retreat to her bedroom alone with her chainsaw. If you know anything about Ray, you’ll know just what film he’s alluding to there. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the cast is hardcore porn actress Stone, who’s extremely lively and animated in her role. Her over-the-top campy performance and bizarre Valley Girl dialogue delivery make for a welcome contrast next to the more wooden performances from many of her co-stars and it’s actually kind of a shame she didn’t end up in more R-rated B- movies. Gabrielle is not a great actress either but she’s oddly endearing playing a shy / innocent character for a change (plus her ‘mirror scene’ is probably the most memorable moment in the entire film). All in all, this hits and misses about equally, but it’s at least upbeat, fun and made in good spirits.
Duration: 90 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Horror, Fantasy
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