Dan Aykroyd had a stellar run on Saturday Night Live, followed by a string of brilliant comic performances in such films as Ghostbusters and Trading Places. But all that came to a screeching halt with this ill-advised passion project. As writer, director, and star, Aykroyd put it all on the line with this movie, but sadly for him, it was one of the biggest critical and commercial bombs of the year. I suppose he intended it to be a comic riff on the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it is one of the most misbegotten movies in the Classics of Crap series.
Seen by many during its long run on cable TV in the 90's, this movie was not easily forgotten. Ghoulish makeup and nauseating characters, including two greasy fat humanoids named Bobo and Lil' Debbull, make this movie a queasy, awful viewing experience. This movie has to be seen to be believed, if nothing else, for Aykroyd, in full monster makeup, playing the Judge, eating a foot long hotdog wearing a penis nose prosthetic. There's some nightmare fuel for you. So, am I recommending this flick? Sure, I'd say give it a shot on a rainy afternoon. It beats a trip through Mr. Bonestripper any day.