Teen Dodger (Mackenzie Astin) gets the surprise of his life when he uncovers a repulsive gang of alien kids in this gross-out tale based on the popular 1980s trading cards. Dodger decides to free Messy Tessie, Foul Phil, Valerie Vomit and the other filthy kids. Out of the garbage can, they help him fight bullies, but is the world ready for the icky Garbage Pail Kids or will authorities toss them down the disposal? Anthony Newley co-stars.
Rating: 1 out of 10
When I was a kid, I gobbled up packs of Garbage Pail Kids. I have the entire first set. I’d giggle opening them up, and especially enjoyed any cards with my name, like Welcome Matt. And in 1987, at the ripe age of 8, I couldn’t’ wait to see the movie, but my mother — in her wisdom — said, “No way!”
As kids often do when they’re told no, I eventually forgot what I was whining about. I never got around to seeing “The Garbage Pail Kids Movie” until recently, and while I hated it, I think I would have hated it even as a kid.
This is one of the worst movies ever made, easily standing tall in my Top 10 worst movies ever (a list for another time). The Garbage Pail kids are little people dressed in terrible makeup and costumes, like a crodile-person, a kid who blows slimy snot all over, a puker, and a kid who knocks people out with his farts. There’s a thinly veiled story about a boy who is picked on, a girl he’s trying to get, and the Garbage Pail kids — who come from a magical garbage can stored in a magic shop. The Garbage Pail Kids try to exact revenge on the boy’s bully while the boy falls in love in a terrible coming-of-age story of sorts. This movie is nauseatingly bad, with corny dialogue, awful performances by The Garbage Pail Kids through terrible voiceover work that doesn’t match the rigid movement of the Garbage Pail Kids’ makeup, awful special effects, terrible plot, acting, direction, and special effects. There’s nothing redeemable about this flick. It lacks anything good. A solid 1 out of 10. Just watch the trailer below.