Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Undertaker and His Pals (1966)

After suffering through Zombie Armageddon, I figured it would be a good time to change gears and watch something else. I picked the last flick on disk one of the Horror: Do Not Watch Alone Collection, The Undertaker and his Pals from 1966.

Plot/ An undertaker and his two friends, who are restaurant owners, drum up business by going out on the town and killing people; the restaurant owners use parts of the bodies for their menu, and the undertaker gets paid by the families to bury the remainder. Their racket goes awry when 2 detectives suspect that something isn't quite kosher.

Yes, this little gem is not a lost classic. However, it is a lot of fun and much better than the Zombie Bloodbath stuff that I have been suffering through. While not great by any means, with poor acting, a so-so plot and next to no horror qualities, this film offers quite a bit of subtle humor and a decent soundtrack. Who would have thought that you could get trading stamps that funeral home? There are also some very unnerving aspects to the film that come across pretty well within the fabric of the comedy. Overall, this enjoyable film is full of cheesy b-movie fun!

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