Although I really love his bands White Zombie and Rob Zombie, Roberts movies are very, fuck I can’t even find a word to describe it.El superbeasto Sometimes it’s not enough that you are a movie fan to be successful director. Based on his comic book, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto does not have a solid plot or a story, but is more a series of adventures of El Superbeasto, a testosterone packed superhero on his exploitation adventure. His blue Lucha Libre mask looks relatively innocent, but I assure, he is not. There is a lot of nudity and violence with a decent amount of gore present and the style of animation reminds me of Drawn Together. Hitting every possible sub-genre that has been neglected or found to be too distasteful during the years, Zombie mushed all those different influences into this movie.

Jokes are crude and there is a lot of toilet humor, but I guess that’s plus. So be prepared to see an unusual flick that should be treated as an actual comic book that’s somehow alive. I think that the effect would be better if the style of animation resembled more Heavy Metal (1981). So check out the trailer and you will know is this the movie for you. If like dismemberment, nudity, comic books, exploitation and animation chances are you are going to like The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. One final thing: I had to revisit this review because this type of animation along with a zany and brutal story really took off in the recent years making this movie much more important than I initially thought. Made ten years into a new century, it symbolizes the rise of the pulp and the destruction of “wholesome” animation.

Director: Rob Zombie

Cast: Rosario Dawson, Danny Trejo, Sheri Moon Zombie, Paul Giamatti, Clint Howard

Fun Facts: Rob Zombie’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie voiced Suzi-X.


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