Mike’s Manic Movie Review – The Banana Splits Movie (2019)

In tonight’s installment of Uncle Spanky watches so you don’t have to – The Banana Splits horror movie.

Dang.

Imagine a humorless Troma take on Five Nights at Freddy’s. It went decent on the gore level with some of it being right at that perfect laughability level of cheese and blood. It knew what it was, a C-movie, and it never stepped away from that.

I actually watched the entire thing and found I only slightly wanted to bang my head off the wall. The set up for a sequel at the end made me groan but it may have been the single best spray of blood.

The acting wasn’t terrible. The script was alright. It really felt like early Troma to me which kept me waiting to see what they would do next. If they had fully embraced humor, maybe punched it up a bit to add laughs, this could have been one of those cult classics. Instead it missed the mark and was just 89 minutes of meh. I’ve watched worse. But there is a lot better out there. I’ll give them credit at taking the Five Nights idea and wrapping it disturbingly in a classic kids show.

Came for the theme song, stayed so you don’t have to.

2 splits out of five bananas.

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