Randall M. Badat
Eddie Deezen, Eric Stoltz, Cleavon Little
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86 minutes
Summertime surfing insanity... with zombies
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Catch a wave for the riotous surf-spoof that will wipe you out! This is the movie that gives insanity a bad name.

"There were famous surf breaks out by El Segundo... one was called 'Shit Pipe' for obvious reasons.  So the combination of this sick environment and these punk kids and surfing sort of laid the groundwork for Surf II in my mind." — Randall Badat, director

"Surf II repeatedly surpasses itself with sheer lunacy and avalanches of hilarity." — Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, Teen Movie Hell: A Crucible of Coming-of-Age Comedies from Animal House to Zapped!

"Best vomit scene since the John Belushi look-alike in King Frat." — Joe Bob Briggs, Dallas Times Herald

"Surf II is pure fun in the form of a movie, born at a short-lived moment in history where culture was low and damaged enough to sustain a comedy of this magnitude.  No joke is too easy or bizarre, but the film manages to excel with countless deeply creative moments." — Zack Carlson, Destroy All Movies!!! The Complete Guide to Punks on Film

"Don't look for Surf I because no such movie exists.  In fact, there has never been another movie even remotely like Surf II.  From the outside, it looks a lot like a typical 'teens just wanna have fun' comedy, but in reality, it's the single most anarchic comedy of the decade, spring-loaded with non-sequiturs, cultural satire, truly great comedic performances, and fun, fun, fun." — Lars Nilsen, Warped & Faded: Weird Wednesday and the Birth of The American Genre Film Archive

"Although conceived as only a 'stupid movie,' Surf II is genuinely funny and offers a great cast and an incredible soundtrack.  I feel its gross-out humor, satirical stabs at corporate America and copious bare breasts inspired the kind of film Troma has been making for decades." It Came From Hollywood

Surfing is the only thing to do for high school students Chuck and Bob who are in preparation for the big surf competition.  However, their fathers, sales reps for a new soda named Buzzz Cola, disapprove of surfing as a whole.  Everything is going swell until the area's surfing population start getting kidnapped by Menlo, a vengeful nerd turned mad scientist, with a particular vengeance aimed at surfers.  Using Buzzz Cola, Menlo has begun turning surfers into braindead zombies.  

a.k.a. Surf II: The End of the Trilogy

Restoration courtesy of Vinegar Syndrome and The American Genre Film Archive

Plus the PansyVision short film: Rent Boy
Directed by Richard Griffin (Nun of That)

In this episode Dick finds out what made the 20s roar while he watches the 1926 silent film Rent Boy. We then interview the star of the film, Slappy Goodspeed, where we'll all learn an important lesson about the early days of Hollywood, the death of silent films, and the importance of always having some rice pudding on hand.

Part of Camp Grindhouse at FilmScene

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Wednesday, July 10th: Surf II (1983)
Wednesday, July 24th: Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)
Wednesday, August 7th: Pinball Summer (1980)
Wednesday, August 21st: Babe Camp 3D (2023)



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