Friday, October 9, 2009

Horror of Party Beach, Act IV

Things are picking up now. Even though there's a rockin' party with the Del-Aires, and two girls have just been mauled, a bunch of other gals have a slumber party. We see where this is going. Well, the monsters (yes, there are two of them now!), stumble to the door, but the girls think they are jocks from "Chi Si" and have placed a bucket of water on the door. (This is TAP WATER, and it is actually a clue as to how stupidly stupid this movie ends.) The monsters get the water dumped on them (Hint: Nothing happens!) And for Out Of Context Movie Lines, one of the girls asks "How'd you like our shower?" before a massive amount of sound effects set in. My favorite is CRUNCH. Does anything really make that sound? CRACK, maybe, or even SNAP. But crunch is like the Hulk clapping his hands to make Thor's helmet (with wig attached) and making the sound KRAKA-BA-THOOM!

But I digress. I've skipped more pages, two bitchy tourists get lost and yet a third monster eats them right in their convertible, a lone girls goes swimming and, well...then, my FAVORITE part of the film, the drunks, Jimmy and Ed. There was no real way to show this in the fumetti, but each gets into his own car and promptly crash into each other at two miles per hour. They go to ask for help, see the guy with his face torn off, and then get eaten, as well. By then, everybody is freaking out so much that they have an entire page devoted to people freaking out. Next: more sound effects!

Horror of Party Beach, Act III

When last we left booze hound Tina, she had just seen Mr. Vienna Beef. This film, as I said, is interesting for its camera angles and quick cuts, something you can see here, as Tina is evidently crying EEYOW! as blood streams down her leg. This looks (and sounds) more like me shaving on any given day of my life. As everyone runs to the scene, there's a shot of this creepy demonic child looking directly back at the camera. Seriously, it's right there.

The cops officially use the name Party Beach, so now we are in business. I decided to scan the next few pages simply because of the enormous amount of dialogue. All kinds of crazy subtext here. The doctor seems to think that since the monster is amphibian, they must check out all the watery lairs in the area, but then says "let's call it a day." I'm thinking this is Dr. Kervorkian's dad. Remember Hank's older sis, Elaine? Well, a black maid whom we will not see again slaps open the door to her bedroom to tell her some guy is downstairs, "it's that Hank Green." Wait a minute! Maybe Elaine isn't Hank's older sister after all!

Well, anyhow. after the doctor had called it a day and the cops evidently went to the party to hear the Del-Aires sing "You're Not A Summer Love," two chicks leave early. One hears something. They look around. Crickets chirp. And the camera cuts to Mr. Ballpark Frank. Tomorrow: More Newspaper Headlines!