Saturday Morning Massacre
Directed by Spencer Parsons
In their own version of the Mystery Machine a quartet of young sleuths travel the countryside debunking reports of supernatural and poltergeist plagued houses. As their funding runs dry, the group accepts a case involving disappearances and rumored murders at an abandoned former schoolhouse. Each character shares parallels to Velma, Shaggy, Daphne and Fred, with the latter two versions recovering from a recent infidelity. This is a grown-up, hilarious alternative world to the cartoon crew.
In their own version of the Mystery Machine a quartet of young sleuths travel the countryside debunking reports of supernatural activity and poltergeist plagued decrepit houses.
Cast: Jory Balsimo, Rebecca Beegle, Andrew Bujalsk
Not bad kinda liked
As a straight up generic horror it has all the right elements. As something that is meant to be a play on Scooby Doo it fails miserably... In my opinion the characters needed to have the same innocence as the TV show and then, alongside the crazy R rated horror content, it would have actually been highly entertaining. But having the characters in the same tone as rest of the movie just makes them seem dumb and tacky, with alot of the humor coming off as stupid and juvenile. And the only true homage we actually get toward the show is a random drug induced voice imitation.
Look, it’s not great, not awful
Disappointingly dumb, and not in a fun way
clever twist for a slow burn film that doesn't draw you in until the reveal. Knows what it's drawing from but unfortunately other than parodying the mystery gang and having a Frank and Daphne finally have sex while high for all those who grow up watching the show on Saturday morning and wished it had happened, this film never really drives into the premise of the film which is "Want to see those damn kids get what's coming to them for sticking their noses where they don't belong?" 7/10