Friday, December 31, 2010

TerrorVision (1986)

Yes its a play on words. Yes its about a monster that comes out of the television. Yes its 80's and yes its as stupid as could be. I first saw this one when I was in my early teens and I was pretty certain that I would never have to sit through it again. Well I was wrong and I hated it just as much the second time around, if not more. You really do have to be a silly bastard to like these 80's horror flicks. They are always more of a comedy then a horror movie and they are so painful to watch.
TerrorVision stars cult icon Mary Woronov as a swinging wife who walks around in bad 80's spandex. Mary doesn't show any flesh in this one and its no surprise. Despite the R rating, TerrorVision is basically a children's movie with a big stupid monster thrown in it. How this thing got a R rating is beyond me. Woronov was pretty busy at the time of this release and she had much better films coming out the same year. Chopping Mall for instance, was released the same year and offers much more for the average horror fanatic. Sure Chopping Mall is still cheesy but its a nice camp level of cheese, complete with bare breasts and head explosions. None of which is offered up in TerrorVision. The only decent scene in TerrorVision is probably a nice gore scene where grandpa has his head crushed by the monster and green slime pours from the crushed face. Aside from that we get a shitty 80's hair-rocker, a dumb bimbo who looks a little to much like Cyndi Lauper, a young kid who runs around in army gear preparing for a war and a grandpa character who cracks really lame jokes. If you like really crappy comedies with monsters in it I suppose this is your movie. I on the other hand want as far away from this thing as possible.


  1. I remember liking this movie but I haven't seen it since the 80's.

  2. I don't know how you would like this movie. Its obnoxious, silly, 80's, comedy crap.