Jul 082010

When I take the time to just chill I like to dig to the depths of my Netflix and watch those things that I thought would be interesting at the time. One of those was obviously The Haunted World of El Superbeasto.

This little animated feature is based off a comic by Rob Zombie. And just what is it? Think a cross between Ren & Stimpy, Hellboy, Buffy and Scooby Doo without the hindrance of any sort of network censorship. I want to make this perfectly clear. This is NOT a kiddie cartoon in way, shape or form. In some parts, we’re talkin’ cartoon pr0n. So put the little tikes to bed if you’re thinking about watching this. Got it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. There’s a pretty good cast of voice actors for this too. Loraine Newman (from the golden years of SNL), Clint Howard, Brian Posehn, Danny Trejo, Paul Giamatti, Rosario Dawson and you can’t have any sort of horror spoof with Cassandra Peterson (for those of lacking horror-geek cred, that’s Elvira).
The plot of is pretty simple. Dr. Satan is out to marry a woman with the mark of the beast on her ass. If he does this he gains the sudsy powers of Hell. He kidnaps stipper Velvet von Black (the “lady” with the devilish birthmark). El Superbeasto gets involved only because he wants to bang said stripper. His sister, Suzy X, gets involved because that’s the sort of thing she does. Let the action and animated boobies begin.
With all that a side, I thought it was pretty fun in mind numbing sort of way. This isn’t any sort of high brow humor but there’s plenty of the off beat bathroom type gags for a few laughs. One of the best things I thought about the movie were the songs. Why’d you have to rip-off Carrie? A parody of all those bubble gum pop numbers from the old Scooby Doo but this time about Nazi Zombies. And of course there’s even one about cartoon porn.
Another sneak peak and spoilers ahead but I don’t think those don’t matter much in this case.

Recommendation: Buy it used or from the discount bin

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  2 Responses to “The Haunted World of El Superbeasto”

  1. You’re spot on about the songs. I thought the movie was not very good overall, but the songs were typically pretty funny.

    The movie just…tried too hard, much like the latest installment of Ren and Stimpy on Spike from a couple of years back. Instead of being edgy adult humor, both mostly come across as sophomoric.

  2. The Ren & Stimpy “reboot” sucked. Sometimes sophomoric is just what the brain needs.

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