Killer Yacht Party (2006) Screams onto DVD
There should be a word for hyperbole that is so over-the-top it’s entertainment in its own right. Never one to shy away from the challenge, I came up with “superbole,” only to find that it’s already in use. This only proves I don’t spend enough time reading urbandictionary.com. There is a problem, though, with the examples provided for word usage: “I am so angry I could fly 10 planes into a building”; “This book weighs more than oprah... and not thin oprah!” If those are samples of superbole, we still need another word.
Troma Entertainment, long known for their over-the-top horror releases, scores a 9.9 on the hyperbole scale (which, as everyone knows runs from zero to five) with their over-the-top spiel for Killer Yacht Party: “Just as ‘Jaws’ and shark terror nearly drove sharks to extinction, the latest release from Troma Entertainment, ‘Killer Yacht Party,’ is so terrifying it could mean the end of the entire yacht industry! The film is so frightening that it will make you think twice about ever setting foot on a boat again! In fact, you will be so frightened that you may never even drink water again! If you thought ‘Insidious’ was frightening, if you thought ‘Paranormal Activity’ was disturbing, then prepare to drown in your own terror with ‘Killer Yacht Party,’ the party where your organs are the party favors!”
Let’s face it, having read the above, it doesn’t matter what an entertainment writer has to say about the film, you’ve got to see it (or should I say, “You’ve got to see it!”?). I haven’t seen such efficient use of exclamation points since Lassie spelled out “Fire!” in the mashed potatoes.
Killer Yacht Party stars breasts in a horror story that features guests on a yacht “meeting brutal and bloody ends!” Oh, yeah, there are people attached to those breasts, but they are just supporting players. This being a Troma release, you don’t actually wait for the party to start to see the bodies dropping.Continued on the next page