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BadMovies.org Interviews Rick Sloane

BadMovies.org, fittingly enough, recently posted an interview with Hobgoblins director Rick Sloane. It’s pretty wordy and somewhat long, so don’t go into it expecting it to be all giggles and mockery. There’s nothing too revelatory, but there’s some talk about his upcoming Hobgoblins sequel. He even threatens us with the possibility of a second sequel, having apparently already completed the script for it.

You know, I’m going to have to bore you with a rant about Rick Sloane and the MST3K phenomenon that is Hobgoblins, sometime. In short, Rick Sloane and his creation are a non-entity to me. The film is not a good movie. It’s not a bad movie. It’s not a good bad movie. It fails, in every conceivable way. It doesn’t even make for a good MST3K episode, as far as I’m concerned. I watched the episode and I felt like I’d been in a coma for an hour and thirty-seven minutes.

Anyway, the interview is worth a read. It’s always good to get to know your prey, MSTies. Even if that prey is a self-important incompetant.


7 Responses

  1. Aww, I love Hobgoblins. :)

    For years, it’s been my secret weapon to get newbies into MST3K, along with Pod People. (They remind me of each other for reasons I can’t possibly describe.)

    I’ve always said that whether or not you like the film itself depends on how much USA Up All Night you watched as a kid. The more you heard Rhonda squeak “UP! All Night”, the higher your tolerance to the Neon Green Girl’s squeaky hips.

    The funny thing is, until I read that article, I had no idea Sloane basically worked for USA. Thanks for posting the link. Weird stuff like that is one of the reasons I keep checking back.

  2. My feelings about Hobgoblins are complicated. :) I’m shocked that you manage to win people over with the episode, though.

  3. Er, in retrospect, I feel I sounded a little too harsh in this post. I think Mr. Sloane is a little deluded, but I’m sure he’s a very nice man who pets kittens.

  4. Hey, no worries man. Look what the BRAINS said about him. At least you’re not lobbing insults at his cardboard cutout. ;)

    But yeah, usually I try to match the movie with the person, regardless of riffing quality. (If they despise B&W movies, Bride of the Monster’s not gonna hold them, no matter what).

    The first time I showed someone Hobgoblins, I knew the guy was into all things cheesy — he was twenty, but loved Pokemon cartoons because they’d eat Sushi and call it “hamburgers” — so I took a chance with Hobgoblins and he loved it.

    Still, there’s no telling what can catch the attention of a room full of non-MST3K fans. One time I was sick and put on a copy of Devil Fish while everyone else partied on the N64. Next thing I knew, everyone abandoned Goldeneye 007 to stare in sick fascination at the hairy chested heroes and skeletal leading ladies of Devil Fish.

  5. Well, I only backed down a bit because I’ve heard that he actually is a pretty nice guy. Still, even nice guys can be cocky tits. :)

  6. LOL! Nice.

  7. I have actually SEEN Hobgoblins II.

    Rick’s nice enough I suppose.

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