Night of Something Strange (2016) Review: Great Effects, WTF Plot
“Don’t forget your rubbers…and bazooka!”
Synopsis: Teenage friends out for beach week get unexpectedly detoured to a isolated motel where a deadly STD virus now runs rampant, turning those infected into the living dead.
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Ludwig von Stroodle:
Trigger warnings abound with Night of Something Strange. Necrophilia, rape, and some truly disgusting gore mark this as a movie that will clearly not be for everyone. Honestly, it wasn’t for me either.
A morgue janitor has sex with a corpse (in a terribly uncomfortable to watch scene), not noticing the toe tag that reads “Radiation Poisoning/STD?” and turns into a sex-crazed zombie who eventually winds up at a cheap motel where a bunch of high school kids are staying on their way to spring break.
The effects were, without a doubt, the best part of the movie. These zombies were seriously gross… but unfortunately, that was the only part of the movie that seemed to have any effort put into it. It was as if their sole goal was to gross out the audience with as much infected zombie junk as possible, and all the other scenes were just filler. Think torture porn, but with rape-happy radioactive zombies. It was supposed to be a campy comedy, but the writing and acting were so bad the whole thing just came across as cringe-y and awkward. They were clearly going for a “so bad it’s good” vibe, but failed at that.
The intentional bad and the intrinsic awful cross beams and the resulting disaster is unwatchable. I had to turn it off three quarters of the way through. It just wasn’t worth sitting through anymore.
Ludwig von Stroodle’s Rating: D+