The Film Crew: Hollywood After Dark

Shout! Factory

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000, return to provide bad movies with running commentary. They play three janitors (or something like that) who watch crap movies and crack wise about them. We don’t see their silhouettes, MST3K style, but it’s fun to hear their voices destroying movies again. (Murphy and Corbett were robots Tom Servo and Crow, respectively.) The premise isn’t as fun—the behind-the-scenes sequences are lame—but once the shit movie commences, it’s pretty much MST3K all over again. They attack Rue McClanahan (one of the Golden Girls) in some 1968 piece of trash called Hollywood After Dark, a stripper drama. In the words of one Film Crew member, “I think this is what you would get if Darren Aronofsky had directed Flashdance.”