Mr. William Nightshade Reviews Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College (1991)

Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go to College

Salutations my screechers, screamers, and scary dreamers,

Tonight’s tale of terror entitled “Ghoulies Go to College” describes diminutive demons causing cartoonish chaos on a college campus. 

The plot is mostly a lark and hardly concentrates on the dark which would work if the humor was more worthwhile instead of feeling juvenile.  It seems like the movie wanted to be a funny college comedy but the “humor” mostly made me scoff proving that their efforts never really payed off.  The only advantage to the light atmosphere is that the cartoonish score really tickles the ear and while it is not enough to right all the wrongs it is one of the few areas in which this picture is strong.

In one of a series of bad choices they decided to give the ghoulies voices which could have been refreshing for the third entry if they did not sound like Curly, Moe, and Larry.  Another one of this movies woes is that they chose to give the demons clothes that made them look like little toys dressed up to resemble typical frat boys. Since the monster effects are done practically they really are a joy to see but I would recommend watching one of the first two as this picture proves awful hard to view.

Story/Concept: 0
Direction/Style: 2
Scares: 0
Atmosphere: 1
Rewatchability: 0
TOTAL: 3/10 

In conclusion, even Kevin McCarthy and Marcia Wallace cannot save this steaming mess.

Stick to the shadows my fine friends.

Sincerely,
Mr. William Nightshade