Ice Cream Man

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"I scream, you scream, we all scream for the..."
  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 4.7  (4,812)

The 1995 film, "Ice Cream Man," is a slasher horror comedy that truly delivers on its title. Directed by Norman Apstein and written by David Dobkin, this twisted story follows the exploits of the titular character, played by Clint Howard, who is not only an ice cream man but also a deranged killer. The movie centers around Gregory Tudor (Howard), a former mental institution patient who has been released and has taken on the identity of an ice cream man. The twist is that Tudor uses his job as a cover for his true passion: murdering people and using the remains to make his tasty frozen treats. His off-kilter personality and gruesome practices are a chilling combination and make for some truly disturbing moments throughout the film.

As the story unfolds, we're introduced to Johnny Spodak (Justin Isfeld), a young boy who becomes friends with the ice cream man and his deadly operations. Although Spodak is initially just a curious kid trying to unravel the mystery behind Tudor's odd behavior, he eventually becomes caught up in a life-or-death situation when he and his friends become targets of the ice cream man's wrath.

Alongside Isfeld, the film features Anndi McAfee as Heather, a teenager who works at the ice cream parlor with Tudor. McAfee's character brings a bit of lightness to the otherwise dark story, and her budding romance with the Spodak character adds a bit of heart to an otherwise twisted tale.

One of the things that stands out about this film is how it balances humor with horror. While the slasher elements are definitely on display, there are also moments of levity that make the movie more entertaining. Howard's portrayal of Tudor, in particular, is a highlight, as he brings a distinct eccentricity to the character that makes him simultaneously terrifying and amusing.

Another interesting aspect of the movie is how it subverts the classic "killer clown" trope. While many horror films feature creepy clowns as their main villain, Tudor is more human and relatable in his disguise as an ice cream man. This makes his actions even more unsettling, as the familiarity of his appearance makes his true intentions all the more shocking.

Despite its low budget and cheesy special effects, "Ice Cream Man" is a classic horror movie that has garnered a cult following over the years. Its unique premise and memorable characters have made it a standout in the slasher genre, and its mix of horror and comedy continue to make it an enjoyable viewing experience for fans of the macabre.

Overall, "Ice Cream Man" is a fun and twisted movie that delivers on its promise of a madman masquerading as an ice cream salesman. With its memorable characters, dark humor, and chilling plot, it's definitely worth a watch for fans of horror films.

Ice Cream Man is a 1995 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (4,812)