Saturday, October 31, 2015

Mansion of Blood (2015)

IMDb plot summary: Millionaire Mason Murphy renovates the haunted Mayhew mansion. He plans a tremendous lunar eclipse viewing party to celebrate his return to his hometown of River Ridge Iowa. At the party, magic runs out of control and the party guests are murdered one by one.
Directed by Mike Donahue. Starring Gary Busey, Robert Picardo, Ray Quiroga, and Tom Tangen.

Well, this is one of the most hilariously ridiculous movies I've ever seen. I kept questioning whether it was meant to be deliberately bad a la Sharknado, but there were so few failed attempts at comic relief. The editing is horrendous, the writing is laughable, the acting is so very bad, back stories don't make sense, characters pop up out of nowhere and then disappear without ever making it clear who they are or why they matter in this film. By the end of it, though, I found myself almost sucked into the goofy awfulness of it all. And the theme song is pretty awesome. So it's definitely terrible but probably worth a so-bad-it's-good watch (and an extra half-star) because I laughed a lot.

1.5 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Mansion of Blood < The Fortune Cookie
Mansion of Blood < Dinner for Schmucks
Mansion of Blood > Hollywoodland
Mansion of Blood > The Talk of the Town
Mansion of Blood > Man of Steel
Mansion of Blood < The Forgotten
Mansion of Blood < Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Mansion of Blood < The Balloonatic
Mansion of Blood < The Best Years of Our Lives
Mansion of Blood < Willow
Mansion of Blood < The Lone Ranger
Mansion of Blood > Metal Tornado
Final spot: #1862 out of 2385.

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