Finally, I get to add a new category to the blog, one I have wanted to add for a while and as you can see from the title of this post I have now added film reviews to the ever-increasing list.
So what movie gets the honor of being the first of its kind for the blog?. A Horror Comedy set on an airplane with a rock band & puppets well strap in because that movie is Dead Air
Coming in at just under 17 minutes Dead Air starts off with an animated sequence where Monster Kitten turn up to Dave’s Farm Airport where the manager of the band see the two pilots from Crampton Air loading something dodgy into the aircraft and he effectively pays and his the band way onto the aircraft with a cheap bottle of single malt whiskey.
Once the plane takes off is where the film begins with the manager boasting that he wanted the travel to the band’s final gig in style but the band are having none of it, the pilots, well they don’t mind having passengers as they are a customs distraction. The co-pilot then goes to the back of the plane to check the cargo where a cassette player is playing an awful lullaby which when stops make whatever are in the crates very annoyed indeed. Luckily, he manages to keep the machine playing.
The Drummer of the band seems the only member who cares about the music as she isn’t particularly complimentary about the other band members, the singer of the band who the drummer states “can’t keep her pants on” then goes to the back of the plane where the co-pilot is where she attempts to join the Mile High club where she discards the lullaby tape but then gets distracted but what’s in the boxes where the co-pilot is more concerned about the tape, and for good reason, as the singer removes the chains and we get to see what’s inside the boxes.
The box opens and a ball of fluff appears, actually a ball of fluff with a mean set of gnashers that starts to take form and bites the singer in the face, the guitarist then gets up and runs to the front of the plane and asks the pilot where the toilet is where she is presented with a bottle that’s already half-used and told that her better be good but rather than be disgusted by this she actually thinks it’s pretty rock n roll!!.
The singer returns from the back and comes face to face with the guitarist who looked shocked as we see what she sees the singer’s face is almost cat-like with green glowing eyes…
The guitarist is then attacked and in all the chaos the creatures from the back emerge and also attack the guitarist leaving the drummer, manager & bass player retreating to the back. The co-pilot bursts through the curtain tape player in one hand and what looks like a camera tripod in another but his heroics are short-lived as he is promptly smacked in the face by a very jumpy manager. This causes him to then drop and smash the tape machine.
The retreats end up at the back of the plane, the drummer has a nasty bite, the bassist smells of piss according to the manager and the co-pilot just wants to find another cassette player.
Whilst the band members try to come up with a plan the Manager thinks he found the other tape player and therefore is safe but he hasn’t and it doesn’t end well for the sleazeball the remaining three then emerged armed with instruments and other items as weapons to try and take the creatures down whilst this is going on it goes a shot of a little girl eating ice cream? then back to the madness…
The bassist does her best to try and thwart all of the creatures by herself but is largely outnumbered, the drummer implores, well demands he land the plane the bassist then realizes that she’s not in danger as she stinks of piss, she then makes a pass at the drummer before going back to kick some creature or so she thinks.. the creatures attack the tape player goes flying and takes out the pilot leaving the co-pilot to land the plane while the last member remaining the drummer is left to take down her former band members
So do the plane land or does it all go Thelma & Louise aviation-style? I will leave that for you to find out when you watch the movie but one thing is for sure – The fans remain smitten with Monster Kitten.
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