There's nothing quite like family bonding is there??
Especially when it's over someone whose bound, gagged, and beaten.
Afterall, the family that violently interrogates would-be murderers together,
"Otis" is 1 twisted teaspoon of "Captivity"
mixed with 2 hysterical cups of "Last House on the Left"
Here's the skinny:
A lonely madman kidnaps a local girl and keeps her captive in his basement,
all while preparing her for his bizarro, makeshift prom.
Her distraught family however, has plans to crash said prom
with blood-thirsty, vengeful intentions....and of course power-tools!!
Every character was unforgettable!!!
The star-studded cast really made the most of their parts.
(Kevin Pollack, Daniel Stern,
the gorgeous Ileyana Dougals & the angelic Ashley Johnson)
Every character was lovably quirky & outrageously phenominal!!!
Each one a little more over-the-top than the last,
but the whole movie was more than a little over-the-top,
so it's seems fitting.
Jere Burns as the FBI investigator proves this point in spades.
He was soooooo silly with his ridiculous laser pointer,
I actually felt compelled to go out and buy one myself!!!
Daniel Stern had me rolling once the violence started,
his regression into a bumbling, hilarious wreck was undeniably excellent!!
I love Iylana Douglas,
Everytime I see her on the screen I feel like a silly, love-struck teenager.
She was awesome .....as always!!
And Kevin Pollack was downright amazing!!!
He wasn't even trying to be funny,
and yet he was had me in puddles of mirthful tears.
I'm under the impression he can assume any role on the planet.
My hat goes off to Tony Krantz & Eric Jendressen,
(the writer/director team behind the Twilight-Zone-esque masterpiece "Sublime")
The plot was as dementedly hysterical as a stand-up comedian with one leg,
and the direction was as tight as sardines in spandex.
The scene where the family was standing around covered in blood,
is a neo-classic, and one for the books.
I thought it was great and would highly recommend it.
Especially If you liked:
"Last House on the Left",
"House Arrest", (yeah why not)
"Behind the Mask",
"Shaun of the Dead", or
I would seriously pick this film up like tomorrow if I were you.
MORAL OF THE STORY:
The institution of family is sacred.....albeit totally mental!!!