Director – Andrew J. Chambers (After School Lunch Special, Babezilla vs the Zombie Horde)
Starring – Clint Beaver (Ebola Rex, Amityville Karen), Katie Otten (Inner Worlds, Chit), and Joseph William Simmons (Nostalgia, After School Lunch Special 2: Sloppy Seconds)
Release Date – 2023
Rating – 3.5/5
Several weeks ago I was browsing Instagram when I saw a post from Hojbob Productions about their newest short. Some of you may recall Hojbob as the folks behind the odd yet very entertaining indie horror anthology After school Lunch Special. Their new short, Attack of the 50 Foot Sphincter from Space, is everything I look for in a new movie. I absolutely love films that march to their own beat and give us stories unlike anything we’ve seen before. I’m a sucker for drive-in era sci-fi flicks and seeing a tribute to such films with a Troma like twist instantly hooked me. I wasn’t asked to review this one but I had to just for the hell of it.
**Spoiler Alert** The film follows the rich son of a billionaire who has chartered a space ship to travel to a distant planet. The space explorers are unaware of why they are going there but the real reason of the trip is to bring back a giant gem that was made by a higher life form. What they don’t know is that the gem is the end of a giant butt plug and removing it invoked the wrath of a giant butthole. The sphincter follows them back to Earth where it destroys everything in it’s path until it gets his plug back. **Spoiler Alert**
Attack of the 50 Foot Sphincter from Space is one of those films that I could watch over and over again. It’s the odd side of cinema that reminds me a lot of films like Hamster from Hell, Inhumanwich, Oversexed Rug Suckers from Mars, and many more that pay a loving tribute and parody the sci-fi films from the 50s and 60s. I loved it but I am a bit disappointed by the short run time. This one could have easily been stretched into a no budget feature length film.
The acting in this one is highly enjoyable. The characters are written to be a parody of the atomic age space films that would often play as a double feature at the drive-ins of the time. The cast does a fantastic job at recreating the style of characters that you would typically see in those types of films.
The story for this one appeals to those of us that have horrible toilet humor and tend to gravitate towards films like Tales from the Crapper and Amityville Vibrator. It’s a bit crude for most movie goers but the loving parody of 50s and 60s sci-fi flicks still makes it something more than a film for people that still laugh at dick and fart jokes. The gem being a butt plug covering the gaping hole of a sentient sphincter is nothing short of brilliant writing and watching a pulsating anus kill people is something I didn’t know I needed in my life.
Finally, the film has campy effects that fit the film perfectly along with some funny props and costumes. I loved the visual effects and camera tricks they used to pull the gags off. However, the lack of blood and gore may turn some of you off. Overall, Attack of the 50 Foot Sphincter from Space is a fucking must see for fans of you that dig indie cinema with a sense of humor. It’s clever and hilarious. Check it out