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Club Dread

  • Film

Time Out says

A robed, machete-wielding psychopath, possibly missing his penis, lurks in the woods on Coconut Pete’s Pleasure Island, a cheesy resort off Costa Rica for oversexed twentysomethings. Slathered in booze, blim, and banana oil, the employees and guests don’t realise they’re trapped in a horror movie; but nor does this goofy, genial shriek-spoof, courtesy of American comedy quintet Broken Lizard, merely dredge its gags from the recycling bin. A stoner homage to hormone-addled slasher flicks of yore, most obviously the ‘Friday the 13th’ franchise, ‘Club Dread’ capitalises on the troupe’s sketch-comedy background with many a punchy set piece. Director Chandrasekhar lazily essays a plummy-voiced, perpetually indignant Brit tennis instructor, but Kevin Heffernan’s magic touch as the masseur with voodoo fingertips occasions what is possibly the best double spit-take ever committed to celluloid.
Written by JWin

Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Duration:97 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jay Chandrasekhar
  • Cast:
    • Elena Lyon
    • Dan Montgomery Jr
    • Kevin Heffernan
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