It’s easy to classify Destroy All Neighbors as B-movie schlock; it unabashedly pays tribute to the low-budget comedy horror movies that pervaded the ‘80s. But it also feels too good for that. Elevated by funny bits, easy chemistry, solid production design, and a lightweight but easygoing script, Destroy All Neighbors never really wastes your time. It may confuse and drag at times, but there’s always an element that delights. As the straight man anchoring all the absurdity and gore surrounding him, Ray is also surprisingly likable. He connects easily to the colorful ensemble of characters in the film.
Destroy All Neighbors is stylish, trippy, nonsensical, and quite commendable in its creativity (the practical effects and prosthetics are the highlight). In all, it’s harmless good fun, just beware of the overflowing blood and guts!
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Music
Actor: Alex Winter, Chase Kim, Christian Calloway, DeMorge Brown, Jon Daly, Jonah Ray, Kiran Deol, Kumail Nanjiani, Pete Ploszek, Phil Hendrie, Randee Heller, Thomas Lennon
Director: Josh Forbes