Blue Demon Release Date: 15 October 2004 (USA) Genre: Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi Director(s): Daniel Grodnik Writer(s): Brett Thompson, Ron Oliver, & Lisa Morton (all of Blood Angels) Starring: Dedee Pfeiffer, Randall Batinkoff and Danny Woodburn Before I start it’s probably important to note that like Fred Olen Ray’s Glass Trap, UFO Films did […]

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Blue Demon
Release Date: 15 October 2004 (USA)
Genre: Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi
Director(s): Daniel Grodnik
Writer(s): Brett Thompson, Ron Oliver, & Lisa Morton (all of Blood Angels)
Starring: Dedee Pfeiffer, Randall Batinkoff and Danny Woodburn

Before I start it’s probably important to note that like Fred Olen Ray’s Glass Trap, UFO Films did not produce Blue Demon. Why is it important to note? Well, for one, there’s no way a company like UFO could ever produce a film so cheesy and (unintentionally?) campy as Blue Demon. And two, I wouldn’t want to besmirch UFO’s not-so-revered name by crediting this to them.

Blue Demon is a PG-13 shark movie that only features something like four characters getting killed. What kind of a shark movie features only four people being killed, and in the most spectacularly unexciting ways to boot?

No, that wasn’t a rhetorical question.

The answer; a shitty one.

Michelle Pheiffer’s less-everything (famous, talented, etc) sister stars as Marla Collins, who along with her husband, who she is separated from, has been bioengineering a new breed of sharks that have glassy eyes and are controlled by computers. Their purpose is pretty God damn cloudy, as at one point crazy military general Remora (Fahey) wants the sharks to set nuclear bombs. What really matters is they work for Van Allen, played by Danny Woodburn, who was Kramer’s small stature friend Mickey on “Seinfeld.” Yes, they work for a midget.

The six sharks are able to escape their captivity and head into a fresh water lake, slowly heading for the ocean. General Remora wants them to be left alone in order to not alert the authorities to their project, but Marla and her ex dedicate themselves to stopping them.

I’m really not sure if Blue Demon was meant to be so campy, or if like Glass Trap, it just kind of became campy thanks to its effects, acting, script, and budget. With Blue Demon, you can add the score to this list, as it is extremely silly at times. And then you’ve got the fact that their boss is a midget, Jaff Fahey is so over the top that he’s hitting the ceiling, and a nuclear bomb actually explodes at the end.

So bad it’s fantastic. That rating is purely from its camp value, as any legitimate film critic who didn’t award points to films for sucking would call it one of the worst shark films of all time.
DVD: Barebones.

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