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TerrorVision, the Present Every Mother Really Wants

Posted by The Bay Area Crew, April 4, 2017 06:33pm | Post a Comment

TerrorVision

TerrorVisionBy Kai Wada Roath
Ambassador of Confusion Hill and host of the Super Shangri-La Show


"People of Earth, you must heed my warning. Destroy your satellite receivers, dismantle your communications systems, render your TV sets inoperable for the next 200 Earth years."
- Pluthar of Pluton

What happens when an alien energy beam surges down a mutant Hungry Beast to the Putterman’s house on Putterman Lane?

Well, who's hanging out at the Putterman's house anyway, you may ask. We got Grandpa Putterman, who is a crazy military survivalist who makes his own lizard tail jerky, little boy Sherman Putterman, his punk rock sister Suzy and her heavy metal boyfriend named O.D., and, of course, their parents - who happen to be swingers - and their two swinger friends who are enjoying their sex-themed Pleasure Dome wing of the house. And how could I not mention the late night horror host, Medusa, who likes to party. (For any of you Russ Meyer fans, Medusa is very mammerable, um…I mean memorable, and you may have a flash-back to seeing her on Night Court or when she played a ditzy Dolly Parton-ish character on the “It Takes Two to Watusi” episode of Mama’s Family.) Welcome to the world of TerrorVision!

The theme song is by the weird L.A. art-punk band The Fibonaccis and pulls you in to this movie faster TerrorVision, Medusathan Simon Le Bon could pull female fans into his yin-yang shaped rotating bed.

On that note, some people say that TerrorVision was inspired by Duran Duran’s song "The Chauffeur"…because the movie has a chauffeur in it.

Have I mentioned Medusa enough? Well, her “superb acting” impressed me a lot when I was a little kid. I’ll never forget riding my little blue and orange Huffy bike to return the VHS with my mind that had just been shown the wonderful new world of Medusa and her New Jersey accent.TerrorVision

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If Mom hated Contact with Jodie Foster, she will love this. Buy TerrorVision from Amoeba today. It’s on Blu-ray and comes as a double-feature with another delight, the 1987 “straight to video” classic, The Video Dead.

Bonus: If you live in San Francisco, you can SEE TerrorVison on the BIG SCREEN with Turkish Star Trek this coming Saturday night, April 8th, at 10pm at the haunted and historic Balboa Theatre!

"Pleasant dreams, kiddies."
- Medusa

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