Good news for fans of Chris Seaver’s earlier gross-out horror comedies: The Seavage, it appears, is back! “Filthy McNastiest” follows the form set up in the earlier “Filthy” movies, in which a demon fulfills the sexual desires of a human, with disastrous, disgusting and often hilarious results. While “McNasty” and “McNastier” (the latter is also included on this new DVD), told the tales of Phil the Demon, wreaking havoc on unfulfilled females, “McNastiest” introduces a female demon named D’artagnan (the very funny Host), who grants the wish of Clavell (the also very funny McCall), turning his unsatisfactory member from, shall we say, under-endowed into… well… Rudy Ray Moore. So, already, you have a demon and a man with a now-giant penis, throw in a voluptuous w***e of a girlfriend, a guy with a fixation on David Lee Roth, and a h***y group of party-goers, mix in a (thankfully small amount) of TeenApe and there you go! Instant Seavage classic.
“McNastiest” actually contains the best of both worlds for Low Budget Pictures’ hard-core fans: the vile, juvenile humor of LBP’s previous films, but with the higher standards, experience and talent of his current filmmaking family. I don’t have enough praise for McCall, Host (who, as D’artagnan, seems to be channeling the “Chamberlain” character from “The Dark Crystal”), Jen Stone, Noel Williams, Matt Meister (billed as “Puckerchord”) and Lauren P. Seavage. Since “Heather and Puggly Drop a Deuce”, this current crop have elevated Seaver’s odd little world to a higher level with their total understanding of his universe and the various characters they portray. Seaver’s writing style demands plenty of concentration, as the characters’ speech have odd rhythms and odder dialogue! As has been seen countless times in his earlier movies, not everyone can handle the demands of a Seaver script. His new film family seems to care about the movies they’re making and the stories they’re telling. Yes, it’s still all about fun and gross-out gags, but as he progresses as a filmmaker, his stable helps him reach further with each new movie.
Seaver’s own attitude towards his movies seems to have changed as well—which is evident from the his 4-minute intro on the disc, where he completely dismisses “McNastier” and focuses solely on “McNastiest”.“McNastiest” is superior to the previous films in tone and structure as well as characterization. Really, everyone just seems to be having much more fun in the third go-around.
Still, if you’re not a TeenApe fan, “McNastiest” won’t change that. Seaver points out himself in the intro, “If you hated TeenApe before, you’re really going to hate him now.” As someone with a definitively anti-TeenApe stance, I concur with the director’s statement.
As with the previous LBP releases through Tempe, the DVD comes packed with audio commentaries, trailers and the aforementioned intro. Definitely a must-have for LBP fans.