Stan Helsing (2009) Movie Review

Stan Helsing (2009)

2009 | R | Horror, Comedy
108 minutes /

User Score: 62/100


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Stan Helsing Review

Synopsis:

It's Halloween night, and slacker video clerk Stan Helsing along with his insanely sexy ex-girlfriend ...

Bo Zenga‘s Stan Hellsing (2009) is a rated R horror comedy film that is jam packed with stupid-funny moments. Currently, you can stream this movie on Hulu if you are interested. Stan Hellsing quickly became a guilty pleasure of mine after the first viewing, and I rewatch when I have that craving for humor without the need for a fully developed story.

In the vein of spoof cinema like Austin Powers and the Scary Movie franchise, Stan Helsing lampoons contemporary film audiences’ never-ending fascination with what makes our blood curdle. In the story, hapless video store clerk Stan Helsing (Steve Howey - Shameless, Reba) and his friends must make a routine video delivery on Halloween night before going to a Halloween party. But when a chain of seemingly random mishaps strand Stan and the gang in Stormy Night Estates, Stan learns of his true destiny as a descendant of the legendary monster-hunter Van Helsing. With his motley band in tow – including his best friend Teddy (Kenan ThompsonSaturday Night Live, Snakes on a Plane (2006), Good Burger (1997)), he will battle evil in the form of parodies of movie monster icons “Freddy Krueger,” “Jason Voorhees,” “Leatherface,” “Pinhead,” “Michael Myers,” and “Chucky”! The ultimate confrontation between good and evil will require immeasurable courage, grim determination – and a flair for karaoke?!?

Stan Helsing is not for your average viewer with the hard R rating that it received. Steve Howey does a great job leading the cast and especially when he shares scenes with comedy icon Leslie Nielson (The Naked Gun franchise, Airplane (1980)). Stan Helsing shines as a casual hilarious movie, but the nonsense and loose story plot also hurt the film from being taken seriously. Stan Helsing gets an average score from me which is higher than most people might score it but it has a high rewatch score because it is so funny. It feels like every member of the cast tried their best and the film does stand out with the horror icons set in many "different" situations than you have ever seen them in.


About Stan Helsing (2009)

Title: Stan Helsing
Year: 2009
Runtime: 108 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 2.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.05/5 stars from 13 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 13
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Chris Shields, Leslie Nielsen, Ben Cotton, John DeSantis, Ken Kirzinger, Chad Krowchuk, Travis MacDonald, Charles Zuckermann, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Colin Foo, Diora Baird, Darren Moore, Alain Chanoine, Ildiko Ferenczi, Twan Holliday, Tara Wilson, Zorianna Kit, Elysia Rotaru, Robin Nielsen, Kenan Thompson, John Burnside, Jenny Mitchell, Desi Lydic, Zainab Musa, John Wildman, Ryan Steele, Kit Zenga, Denyc, Grayson Gabriel, Holly Eglington
Writers: Bo Zenga
Director: Bo Zenga

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