Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Invisible Strangler: Terrible Movies #68

A prisoner sits in his jail cell in a catatonic state and has flashbacks about the good-old-days when he was henpecked by his distant actress mother, then he strangles her. With the power of his mind and a few self-help books, he discovers he can become invisible. Don't start yelling "Spoiler" because this happens during the first 5 minutes of the movie and it's in the title, so relax. Anyway, maybe if he learned that whole becoming invisible thing a little bit earlier he wouldn't have been caught after strangling Mommy, but why quibble over a tiny plot-hole like that when there are bigger fish to fry. A boom appears, there are more tan leisure suits than you can shake a stick at, someone eats at a Der Weinerschnitzel, for very little reason there's some awful choreography, someone else wears a pair of legwarmers, man-perms are abundant, a low-speed boat chase happens, and someone goes to an ESP Institute where someone else moves a ball with their mind (which means they stare at a ball with a constipated look on their face and they wiggle their eyebrows up and down), and the entire time you wonder why Elke Sommer is famous. On Netflix Instant Streaming.

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