Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random
Director: Kevin Sean Michaels
Writers: Benjamin Parris
Stars: Paulson Ambookan, Alexia Anastasio, Mia Bené, Tationna Bosier, Debbie D, Joel M. Reed

In the same vein as Scary Movie, comes Supernaturalz: Weird, Creepy & Random, a silly romp of a film that never takes itself too seriously, wrapped up in a Bollywood-style wrapper.

Set in the traditional home to witches–Salem, Massachusetts–this obviously low-budget film had its moments. At times I couldn’t help laughing out loud. And it was never predictable.

There are two major plotlines (that eventually intersect). The first involves Dawn (newly out of prison) looking to find her adult daughter, Hope, with the help of the Mighty Sardar. The other is the adventures of the Garter Snakes, a girl gang on the run after committing a crime.

The attention given to the props was obvious, from having the Mighty Sardar reading a comic book in bed to various and sundry dildos dressed up as religious artifacts to a particularly interesting window treatment. The stunts were believable for the most part, rather than fantastical.

There was even Game of Thrones-esqe sexposition, featuring a belly dancer in juxtaposition to Dawn and Sardar giving critical background for the story. The first haunted house I’ve seen featured in a film that was outfitted with the clapper. And lots of bad puns!

Some of the plot points just weren’t explained as well as they might be–like Dawn and her daughter having some sort of psychic connection. The ending seemed a bit rushed, and a touch of deus ex machina, and at times the movie was very definitely a male-oriented fantasy.

Special shoot-outs to Joel M. Reed as the Heckler and Amanda Grace Marcheschi as Munzi, and the whole cast for delivering their lines with a straight face.

If you don’t take it too seriously, Supernaturalz is goofy fun that doesn’t overstay its welcome.

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