The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals

The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals

20181 h 52 min

Paul is an average guy. He likes movies, and pizza, and average guy things. He does not like... musicals. But Paul's small world is about to come crashing down under the weight of unspeakable terror! Now he must run, run for his life, as something sinister spreads, and grows, and sings, and dances! The town of Hatchetfield is plunged into a musical hell in... 'The Guy Who Didn't Like Musicals!'

Director Nick Lang
Runtime 1 h 52 min
Release Date 23 December 2018
Movie Media Other
Movie Status Available
Movie Rating Very good

I stumped across The Guy Who Didn’t Like Musicals looking through animatics on YouTube. A horror-comedy that’s basically Invasion of the Body Snatchers (not the bad one) with songs? I’m down. And it was fantastically hilarious. The comedy is on-point with some of the best jokes & one-liners I’ve heard in a long, long time. The actors are great and so are their characters. General McNamara is probably my new favorite parody of the stereotypical American military patriot badass.

That’s not to say this show doesn’t have its serious moments though. The show leans more towards comedy, but drama and tragedy both have a strong presence here too. While this is more comedy than horror, the horror is still here. The characters’ terror grows as the show goes on and their situation gets worse and worse. Some break faster than others and this is a pretty good indication of who’s getting body-snatched next.

Now, this is a little different from the Invasion of the Body Snatchers assimilation plot. And not just because of the songs. It’s been a while since I’ve seen Body Snatchers, but I don’t recall the aliens being a hive mind. But I’m not sure they could have not used a hive mind because how else are you going to explain the choreographing? Eh, whatever, it’s still a ton of fun.

You can watch this for free on Team StarKid’s YouTube channel. It kicks off the Hatchetfield series, which also includes Black Friday and the upcoming Nerdy Prudes Must Die.

August 29, 2021

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