Kevin Smith’s highly-anticipated exercise into strangeness Yoga Hosers has finally arrived on Netflix. But is it worth an hour and a half of your time? The answer for that is a strict “it depends”.
Yoga Hosers is weird – really weird – but it still feels like a Kevin Smith endeavor. Which, if you’re into Kevin Smith, is a good thing. I am a fan of Smith’s work and having thoroughly enjoyed Tusk (2014), I thought his newest film was pretty decent. Not as enjoyable as Tusk, but that may be due to the fact that I’m not a part of Smith’s target demographic.
The core audience for the flick is tween girls (it’s Clueless meets Gremlins!), so I refrained from salty language to make a totally kid-friendly movie. And while it’s a “horror” movie, there’s no blood on display: when our Bratzi bad guys get killed, concentrated sauerkraut explodes everywhere – not guts or entrails. Honestly, this movie is TAME (or “lame” according to some reviews)
So you’re better off going into Yoga Hosers not expecting anything as disturbing as what you saw in Tusk. Smith wins immediate points in this film for complete self-awareness – he is sure of the type of film he is making, and he’s been extremely forthcoming about it right from the start. Leave your self-made preconceptions at the door.
However, knowing this doesn’t make the opening sequence of leads Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp singing a bubblegum rock version of Anthrax’s “I’m The Man” any less irritating. There will be two more of these sequences until the film is over (one being the end credits), but besides these three instances, the rest of Yoga Hosers is more than bearable. It’s quite enjoyable, actually, and part of me hates to admit that. Still, honesty is the best policy, and Kevin Smith’s teen horror comedy has some great things going for it.
Much of the fun of this film comes from the sheer absurdity of it all. There’ve been a lot of negative reactions in regards to the outlandish plot. This is to be expected when a film contains little sauerkraut stuffed sausage nazis. But where’s the harm in it? It’s insane, sure, but it’s fun. The charm of Kevin Smith’s film is that it was clearly made for him, and he doesn’t seem to give a shit what you think about it. He’s been criticized since the inception of the film about how weird it is. If that’s not your cup of tea, fair enough. But for me, and for many others, I’ll take any excuse available to hop aboard the Insanity Express. Yoga Hosers is a free ride, all expenses paid.
Those in search of something disturbing or scary instead of unsettlingly bizarre should stay far, far away from this film. But if you’re in the mood to have fun with a strange film about the supernatural sausage horrors of the Great White North, this is an acceptable choice…regardless of the fact that it’s your only choice in that category.
Yoga Hosers is now streaming on Netflix, starring Harley Quinn Smith, Lilly-Rose Depp, and Johnny Depp.
‘Courtney Gets Possessed’ Looks Like The Satanic BFF Comedy of 2023
So your ex is the Devil himself and you’ve moved on to someone new. In fact, you are about to marry that person. But Satan is the jealous type and isn’t giving his blessing to this new arrangement. What to do? That is the premise of the new horror comedy Courtney Gets Possessed.
Just by watching the trailer, we get a sense this is a comedy about girl power and we love that. Last year My Best Friend’s Exorcism focused on one friend trying to eject a demon from her girlfriend’s soul, but in this movie, it looks like a whole wedding party gets involved.
With her nuptials on the line and the Prince of Darkness lurking close by, Courtney does her best to protect her childhood home on the eve of the wedding. But when her ne’er-do-well sister accidentally invites Satan inside (known more casually as Dave), he possesses Courtney – throwing a demonic wrench into her happily-ever-after plans. Courtney’s ragtag team of reluctant heroes including her sister, perfectionist best friend, and skeptical future sister-in-law must find a way to exorcise Dave, reclaim Courtney’s soul, and get her down the aisle with as little bloodshed as possible.
“In Sickness and in Hell” takes on a whole new meaning in this diabolically fun and thrilling romp. Audiences will be left pondering the line between love and possession and what it means to give ourselves to others. Will Courtney’s wedding bells ring or will they be drowned out by the screams of the damned?
Courtney Gets Possessed is written and directed by Jono Mitchell and Madison Hatfield. Produced by Hatfield and Jordan Blair Brown. Executive Produced by Stephen Beehler, Jegor Jersov, and Jono Mitchell. Cinematography by Brett A. Frager. Composed by Jordan Bennett. A Peach Jam Pictures production.
Courtney Gets Possessed will be available on digital and on Demand, Friday, November 3.
Vomit Bags Handed Out in Theaters as ‘Saw X’ is Called Worse Than ‘Terrifier 2’
Remember all the puking folks were doing when Terrifier 2 was released in theaters? It was an incredible amount of social media showing folks tossing their cookies in theaters at the time. For good reason too. If you have seen the film and know what Art the Clown does to a girl in a yellow room, you know that Terrifier 2 wasn’t messing around. But it appears that Saw X is being seen a challenger.
One of the scenes that is apparently bothering folks this time is the one in which a guy has to perform brain surgery on himself in order to hack out a chunk of grey matter that weighs enough for the challenge. The scene is pretty brutal.
The synopsis for Saw X goes like this:
Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.
For me personally, I still think that Terrifier 2 owns this crown though. It is gnarly throughout and Art is brutal and doesn’t have a code or anything. He just loves killin’. While Jigsaw deals in revenge or in ethics. Also, we see the vomit bags, but I haven’t seen anyone using em just yet. So, I’ll remain skeptical.
All in all, I gotta say I like both films since both are sticking with practical effects instead of going the cheapy computer graphics way.
Have you seen Saw X yet? Do you think that it rivals Terrifier 2? Let us know in the comments section.
Billy Gives a Tour of His Home in ‘SAW X’ MTV Parody
While SAW X dominates in theaters, we here at iHorror are enjoying the promos. One of the best SAW promos that we have seen is hands down the one that features Billy giving us a tour of his home in a MTV parody approach.
The latest SAW film brings back Jigsaw by taking us back into the past and an all-out revenge plan on his Cancer doctors. A group that counts on making money off of sick people messes with the wrong guy and undergoes a whole lot of torture.
“Hoping for a miraculous cure, John Kramer travels to Mexico for a risky and experimental medical procedure, only to discover the entire operation is a scam to defraud the most vulnerable. Armed with a newfound purpose, the infamous serial killer uses deranged and ingenious traps to turn the tables on the con artists.“
SAW X is now playing in theaters. Have you already seen it? Let us know what you thought.