Saturday, July 12, 2014
BEACH PARTY (1963)
During all of this, there's lots of dancing, singing, surfing and weird 60's shenanigans. I enjoyed the hell out of all of it, but my most pleasant surprise came from Eric Von Zipper and his motorcycle gang, The Rats. They were hilarious.
Anyway, I thought BEACH PARTY was a lot of fun. Perfectly silly story, quick pace, great music, pretty girls in bikinis, Dick Dale wearing an earring, Von Zipper cracking stupid jokes nonstop, energetic dancing, Vincent Price cameo, Joel McCrea's son Jody in a supporting role as Deadhead, awesome 60's hair styles, humor so corny it's actually kinda funny, beatniks questioning traditional values, continuity errors galore, innocence, a pie fight and a dancing girl during the end credits that I really enjoyed. Recommended.
Part 2 - Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Part 3 - Bikini Beach (1964)
Part 4 - Pajama Party (1964)
Part 5 - Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
Part 6 - How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)
Part 7 - The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966)
Part 8 - Back to the Beach (1987)