Five Gen-X yuppies (yup, they’re old enough to be that now) reunite for the funeral of oneof their friends. What ensues is a parody of The Big Chill, complete with bad 80s music. Thenmysterious bugs that disintegrate in bright light start infesting them one by one, turning them intomurderous zombies. So far, so eccentric, and the satire is sometimes very funny. The FX are sobargain-basement, however, and the plotting so loose, that the film loses direction and winds uupjust…going through the motions in the last half-hour after a rather promising set-up.
If you really need to hear Eddie Money again that badly, here he is (along with other culpritsfrom that era), in glorious surround. The sound is very crisp and clear (though limited to 2.0).The sound effects, when there are any, are pretty good, but the music dominates thesoundtrack.
One fine-looking transfer, this. The daylight scenes are especially sharp — you can cutyourself on the contrasts and the resolution. The contrasts in the darker scenes aren’t quite asspectacular, but on balance this is a film that looks much better than its budget wouldsuggest.
The menu is basic, and the only extras are trailers for Infested, Anaconda, and the CreatureFeatures series.
I like the wit. Now if only a bit more attention had been paid to the horror plot, and we mighthave something here.
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