"No people in this movie eat shit, which is a first for Waters..."
I like John Waters flicks, but this one I loved. It's not the typical smell-o-vision, Divine-led Waters movie.If I may say so, John Waters has a seriously fucked up imagination, but I totally dig that. I expected this movie to be like the rest of his cult flicks with Mink Stole, Traci Lords, and Divine, but it wasn't at all. Yeah, it had some of his usual cast like Ricki Lake, and Traci Lords did make an appearance, but it wasn't so off the wall to the point where I lost interest. No people in this movie eat shit, which seems to be a first for a Waters original...
Well, I already have to give Waters mad props for casting Matthew Lillard. He is definitely one of my faves by far and not just because of that gorgeous face of his. Lillard plays Chip, the video store clerk who thrives on horror flicks. Ricki Lake plays Chip's sister, the Pee Wee Herman obsessed, teeny-bopper who can't get a date.
Chip's mom(Turner) is the perfect housewife who wants her family to have good morals and recycle and stuff like that. She frowns on anyone who doesn't wear their seatbelt or stands up her daughter. Bad manners make for an unhappy (psychotic) housewife. Chip realizes his mom is turning into your everyday Freddy Krueger and totally digs on it.
The movie kind of mixes the humor of John Waters with the gore of a cheesy horror flick, and the mix is awesome.Not what I really expected from Waters, but i totally loved it. Rent it, like now!