For those of you who have not seen the newest project from Joel Hodgson and the other geniuses behind the award-winning Mystery Science Theater 3000… get bust and see it. I approached The Oozing Skull with some trepidation. Though I watch the program on an almost daily basis, it has been years since I’ve seen anything new comer from them. My expectations were low. Very low.
As such I almost collapsed in tears when the movie proved to be an almost perfect distillation of everything I love about MST3K. The five performers (Trace Beaulie, Mary Joe Pehl, Josh Weinstein, Frank Conniff and Joel himself) took me right back to those late night viewings of Hercules and the Captive Women, or the belly aches I got from laughing at the ‘Tried to Kill Me With a Forklift!’ song from Fugitive Alien.
The only drawback was that it was over too soon. But I’m hoping that there are more on their way… soon.