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President Evil (2018) - Movie Review

The hair.  The orange face.  The tiny hands.  And the number of former aides all indicted in the Trump-Russia probe.  It is all here in President Evil, a parody of John Carpenter’s Halloween by way of some really sharp political satire. 

You might think the combination of horror and politics wouldn’t work well together, but it does.  Just as none of us suspected the Orange Apocalypse would actually win the Grand Old Party’s nomination and then go on to “win” the national election, this comedy also surprises.  My expectations were low but, damn, this film bites its advisory hard on the ass.

"You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will nod your head and wonder why.  How far we have fallen in this country whose diversity is what makes it great?!"


The idea of turning the walking nightmare that is Trump into a masked serial killer who stalks a Muslim woman, a male transgender U.S. soldier (and decorated hero), a Mexican woman, and a Haitian woman is quite funny.  And, yes, sad.  Welcome to Trump’s white nationalist vision of America. 

In the movie, there is a President Trump; his dumb “speak” is everywhere and whoever it is that is arming the movie with the President’s voice is quite good at mimicry.  And then the movie doubles down on the Trump motif and has the escaped killer wearing a Trump mask.

Hell, we even start with a flashback in which a spoiled boy – wearing a Ronald Reagan mask – takes the life of his mother with a knife, popping her breast implants in the process.  Hilarious.

This scene is sparse and shot with a POV style exactly like John Carpenter opened his film with.  It works and, thanks to some quick wit by the actors in the scene, is quite funny.  This young boy, unmasked and with the knife in hand, spends the rest of his life, until the night he breaks out, inside the Lar-a-Mago Sanitorium.  His only friend?  A Russian agent hellbent on saving this boy for one of Satan’s own   Again, hilarious.

Sometimes the movie, written by Gregory Wolk and Richard Lowry (who also directed), can be crude, but it makes its point and typically moves on: America is in the crosshairs of this presidency and it might take a REALLY BIG rocket to save us all.  The satire, including characters with familiar names, are always on point, a cop named Mueller?  Again, hilarious. 

This is a comedy where the word “republican” scares one little boy to death.  And for good reason.  His parents were taken by ICE,  Confrontational and preachy at times, the points brought out by the movie – including one ironic one (given the news today) claiming that the little boy (you know, the one Strode babysits on Halloween) whose parents were taken by ICE agents is, in fact, an American citizen and could potentially run for president one day.   

Featuring a scene where one woman has to hike herself up Trump’s wall at the border in order to escape the stalker’s onslaught, President Evil is armed with some of the sharpest of satire.  I had written these parody flicks off for good.  Or so I thought. 

President Evil (2018) - Movie Review

You will laugh.  You will cry.  You will nod your head and wonder why.  How far we have fallen in this country whose diversity is what makes it great?!  This comedy (a) spoofs Halloween, (b) lampoons the clown America voted into office, winning by the slimmest of margins, and (c) will scare the shit out of you for the truth it speaks about immigration. 

President Evil, starring Jose Rosete (The Walking Dead : Red Machete), Christian Hutcherson (Dark) and Johanna Rae (Psychos) is now available On Demand (like Amazon and other streaming platforms) this Halloween through Giant Meteor Films.

God Bless America and GO VOTE!

4 stars

President Evil (2018) - Movie Review

MPAA Rating: R.
Runtime:
98 mins
Director
: Richard Lowry
Writer:
Richard Lowry, Gregory P. Wolk
Cast:
Ryan Quinn Adams, Kevin Alain, Sitara Attaie
Genre
: Comedy
Tagline:
President Evil
Memorable Movie Quote: "We live in a dangerous world"
Theatrical Distributor:
Giant Meteor Films
Official Site: giantmeteorfilms.com/president-evil-film
Release Date:
November 16, 1976
DVD/Blu-ray Release Date:
October 11, 2016
Synopsis: Days before the November Mid-Term Elections, three young girls who are a Muslim, Mexican and Haitian, are stalked by a deranged killer dressed as the POTUS.

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