· All American Orgy (2009) (Phase 4 Films)
The Short Version: Group sex sucks. Well, it does for these schmucks, at least.
The Slightly-Elongated Version: Originally known as Cummings Farm, All American Orgy tells the tale of three couples — all of whom have their marital problems over one situation or another — who decide to take a trip up to a strawberry farm and experiment in group sex. Naturally, things don’t go as planned. While it borders close on being nothing more than a flaccid (ha-ha) domestic drama about six neurotic morons who just can’t accept the fact that they’re stupid, it’s still technically a comedy — even if it isn’t a very good one. Obviously, the distributor took note of how unmoving of a moving picture it really is: how else does one explain their changing the title and giving the DVD some very deceptive cover artwork to cater to the college-aged males (which, in-turn, makes it funny)?
· Aaah! Zombies!! (2007) (MVD Visual)
The Short Version: Oh, goodie: it’s another stupid zombie comedy.
The Slightly-Elongated Version: I’m not sure who to blame for the recent zombie craze, but whoever they are, they’re going to pay. Shaun Of The Dead was great and all — injecting the living dead formula with a dose of life — but, sadly, it opened the door for people to make movies like Zombieland, thus ruining a once-holy horror genre (just like Twilight did for vampires). Originally known by the much-more-catchy and far-less inept-sounding Wasting Away, Aaah! Zombies!! brings us a tale from the undead point of view. Four freeloading pals wind up being contaminated by some toxic waste, which turns them into zombies. However, the world remains a bright and cheery place for them, while the rest of the human race starts to zoom by. The approach in itself is a nice little novelty, but ultimately, the movie simply seems to chew its own feet off and then stumble over them due to some weak characters and writing. Still, “A” for Effort, right? Or maybe an "F" for Funny?
Hey, you be the judge. Happy viewing either way, kids!