And now for something completely different......
|"This is getting a little weird.....|
even for my taste."
After some circumstances, Sam has to accomplish a mission in Frogtown, which is a city populated by, you guessed it, mutant frogs. Frogs who can walk and talk and who also own dance clubs and bars. Sam’s main partner in crime is Nurse Spangle, who is played by Sandahl Bergman, best known as the barbarian warrior Valeria in Conan the Barbarian. Even though Roddy’s character is supposed to be kind of an asshole, he comes off as pretty likeable for most of the film which is due to Roddy’s good natured charisma shining through. Did I mention that Sam has to wear an electronic codpiece over his junk to keep him from straying too far from his partner? His penis is literally the most valuable commodity in Frogtown! For a b-movie the acting isn’t half bad though much of the dialog is corny (in a good way).
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|"So, when are you gonna take that top off?|
After all, this is the '80s."
Hell Comes to Frogtown hails from an era where the good guys were cocky, the women were topless and the bad guys were ridiculous. While these kind of “values” don’t fly in today’s climate, it’s still a blast to have a few drinks and pop in one of these (subjectively) terrible time capsules. If you can’t get enough of Frogtown, there was a sequel that came out in 1993 entitled Return to Frogtown—by then the original cast of the first film had moved on to greener pastures and none of them make an appearance. At any rate, Hell Comes to Frogtown is a decent flick, warts and all.