The Haunted World of El Superbeasto
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The Haunted World of El Superbeasto 2009

Based upon the comic from Rob Zombie, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is Rob's new film in animation, following the adventures of El Super Beasto and his sexy sultry sidekick and sister, Suzi-X...

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Mr. Zombie gives you fair warning, so I will too.

Zombie Nazi's will f!ck with your day. This film is offensive, strange, weird, and makes Heavy Metal look like a kids film. Sponge-Bob even uses one of Samuel L. Jackson's favorite words. That alone is worth the price.
A big surprise.

This is Rob Zombie's first animiated film and its exactly what you would expect from Rob Zombie. This is not your regular Saturday morning cartoon.

Tom Papa, who does voice for Beasto, also co-writes this film with Rob Zombie. With Tom Papa comedic influence on the script this turns out to be a funny perverted film.

Having Paul Giamatti doing the voicework as Dr. Satan was a pleasure to hear. They couldn't find a more perfect voiceover than Paul Giamatti.

Overall the movie is a dirty, perverted, but funny movie. The animation in the film is wonderful to watch. For those who know their 80's movies will see a lot of cameos from horror villians. Since there is a lot of sexual talk, nudity, bad language, and gore it is not a film for everybody. Due to the fact that all of this is in a cartoon makes it feel worse. If this was a live action movie then it wouldn't be so bad. It reminded me of Ren And Stimpy snd Scooby-Doo but gone R rated.
fcuking terrible.
unfunny, uninteresting, not even twisted at all.
While not Rob's best work I'm giving him a nice 80% for creativity, I want him to work on fixing the problems, but well rounded overall. Voice work by Papa makes the cartoon whole. His outlandish attitude and over the top voice work is classic of any cartoon. What could make this film better? No better than Paul Giamatti! Who plays the evil villan. Even though the film is cramped with plenty of fagulence jokes, the movies true humor does shine and proved to me I honestly do like "Mr. Roboto" by Stix.
Rob Zombie's career in filmmaking has been very hit-or-miss with his psychotic saga centering on Firefly family easily surpassing his cliche-ridden remakes of Halloween. Based on his own comic book, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto marks an unexpected departure for Zombie. This is the anarchic animated freakout that bears close resemblance to retro cartoons for adults such as Ralph Bakshi's Fritz the Cat. Stylistically, the movie has its own distinct look that blends surrealism, EC comics and animated porn. The plot is paper-thin and it only works as a platform to introduce a bunch of really cool characters, half of which deserves their own movies with a better storyline. Queen Velvet (Rosario Dawson) with her abusive attitude and impressive physical attributes is a standout, while Beasto's high-octane sister Suzi X (Sheri Moon Zombie) together with her sexually stimulating robot effectively kicks some Nazi asses. The movie abounds with sex references and nasty jokes, yet Zombie never really allows them to overshadow the cheerful tone. All in all, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is strictly aimed at fans of hipster non-conventional blend of animation who should enjoy it most of all. 7/10 (B)
There are things I enjoyed in this movie; I liked its vaudeville cabaret variety feeling crushed together with a 60's/70's cult comics style. I thought the music was light and clever. The sexuality is kept goodhearted and bubbly, it never becomes dark, tasteless, or creepy like a lot of 70's animation was. And the voice acting is energetic and appropriate.
The one thing that can't be gotten over here is how completely derivative so many elements of this film are. The animation style is clearly watered down John Kricfalusi, and while it might be argued that the film is a tribute to Kricfalusi, shouldn't he be mentioned, or thanked, or present? The guy is alive, give him a call or, better yet, cut him a check for using his art and animation style to make your own film. Kricfalusi built his style on Crumb and Avery, but with them he created something unique, there's nothing genuinely unique about El Beasto.
The movie also falls into the contemporary trap of having far too many pop culture references. Mass entertainment has become our shared history, and now it seems to be feeding on itself, cannibalizing ideas at a frantic pace. We're making uninspired entertainment that moves forward by regurgitating and showcasing previous, genuinely inspired, entertainment; like a clip-show that's constantly nudging you and repeating, hey remember this? Hey remember this?
And finally the dialogue is pretty worn and flat. For example, Suzi X telling a character staring at her ass to "take a picture, it'll last longer"; Is that really the most interesting thing Suzi X could have said? The cliche, A bad coinage is better than the best cliche, holds very true here; especially in a crazy, madhouse production like this. Where's the spontaneity?
In the end what we have is some fairly banal dialogue being spoken in a sanitized corporate-Bakishi film that's ripping off John Kricfalusi that's ripping off Tex Avery.
The best I can say for this movie is that it rips off all the right people and it's packed with titties; not the worst endorsement in the world.
Shows how much I pay attention, I didn't even know that Rob Zombie had a comic book series. The Haunted World of El Superbeasto is the straight to video adaptation of this series that features the adventures of a washed up luchador (Mexican wrestler) and his eye-patch wearing vixen of a sister as they battle through a strange world that only the mind of Rob Zombie could create.

To say the least, the world of El Superbeasto is an insanely crazy one. Filled with numerous monsters (some which are references to other classic horror films), characters from other Rob Zombie films, undead nazis and more boobies than I think have been featured in any other film I've seen this year, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto surely is going to be a film that you won't forget anytime soon, even if you don't end up liking the experience.

There were a few aspects of this film that I really liked. The intro of the film is similar to the opening to James Whale's Frankenstein. And there is a robot character, Murray (Brian Posehn), that resembles the one from movie serial The Phantom Creeps. The animation is pretty good, and almost similar looking to some of the cartoons on Cartoon Network (not the boobies, but rather the designs of the characters). And the voice acting is adequate, and some actors (Sheri Moon Zombie as Suzi X and Rosario Dawson as Velvet Von Black) were enjoyable in the film. Plus, I really liked the Velvet Von Black song that is performed when the character is introduced for the first time.

The weakness of the film is in its writing. The screenplay never allows these bizarre characters to shine brighter than the strange situations they get into. Most of the characters boil down to being either racial stereotypes, or are just plain sexiest in the way they are presented. Plus the over usage of vulgar language does get annoying after awhile, and is hit or miss (but mostly miss) when it comes to humor. The movie is short, at 77 minutes, and breezes along rather easily. I just wish I had gotten to know these characters a little more than the film allows.

I enjoyed The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, but see it as one of Zombie's weaker entertaining films. I've read that this one took a few years to actual finish, and that the comic book series that this is inspired by has a substantial fan base. So it's a bit of a letdown that with all that behind this film, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto ends up being mostly a mediocre experience. This one hasn't reaffirmed my hope that Rob Zombie can get his directing career back on track.
This film is great. But its not for everyone, lots of boobs, gore, language, and stuff like that. I enjoyed this film (but I am a raunchy guy, so...), there are some scenes that are laugh out loud funny. By the end, you will be thinking, This was made by Rob Zombie?

IMO, too short, and thats what brought it down. I give it a 90%
Bring her back here for a meat pole ride

El Superbeasto is a professional wrestler turned porno star. He lives in a science fiction reality and has a sister who is a secret agent. One night, while at the strip club, El Superbeasto meets his dream girl, Velvet Von Black. As Black's performance concludes, she is kidnapped by a gigantic gorilla. El Superbeasto calls his sister and they begin a mission to rescue her.

"My thumb is not in your ass!"
"Well, why not? What are you, queer?"

Rob Zombie, director of House of a 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects, Halloween 1 & 2, and the upcoming Tyrannosaurus Rex (Sheri Moon Zombie), delivers The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. The storyline for this picture is interesting and extremely original. This movie has a strong comic book feel to it (this is based on a comic book, but not all comic book movies feel the part). The voiceovers are brilliantly selected and include Rosario Dawson, Sheri Moon Zombie, Danny Trejo, Paul Giamatti, Clint Howard, Sid Haig, and Tom Papa.

"I need to smash a little fuck face."

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto grabbed my attention while walking through FYE a couple weeks ago. I have always been a fan of Rob Zombie and try to watch or listen to as much of his work as possible. This film was very fun and entertaining and the script was well delivered. While this film was interesting, I think it focused on tits and ass too much and not enough on Zombie's brilliant characters and storyline. I strongly recommend seeing this film and it probably belongs n your DVD collection.

"Masturbation is good for your prostate."

Grade: C+
Very strange animated film. Not for all tastes.