What is this movie? Is it post-apocalyptic? Yes. Is it a sex comedy? Yes. Seriously… with nudity? Yes. Does it star a Canadian wrestler? Yes. Are there frog monsters? Yes… with varying degrees of “special” in the effects.
It is a bizarre fever dream. It’s the future. A hilariously deadpan intro explains that nuclear war has decimated the earth’s population and left many infertile. The army is now replaced by the female-led, pink-blazoned MedTech, who seek out fertile men and women to repopulate the country. Our female lead from MedTech, Spangle (Sandahl Bergman, no relation to Ingmar), is on a mission to get fertile Sam Hellman (Roddy Piper, looking like a glazed ham) out of jail for a possible rape to rescue and impregnate some fertile women held captive by frog monsters, because… nuclear mutations? Were they people who became frogs or frogs who became people, who knows. Is Hellman a rapist? Charges withdrawn. There are gunfights, there is a frog saloon, there is a crusty uranium prospector, there are scantily clad women and a love story. It’s hilarious and truly strange. There’s even a weirdly feminist element to the plot, as the MedTech women are fighting war-mongering with… sex?
Reviews for this film sit around 50% on IMDB, with most reviews sitting around the middle, and this honestly surprised me because I thought people would definitely have strong feelings on such a mad creation. Putting it on a horror/genre streaming service like Shudder even seemed like an odd fit, but the film defies categorisation. I loved it. It was all over the map in the best possible way, I genuinely never knew what was coming next and I did not care. There are explosives strapped to a guy’s junk controlled by earrings. There is a frog stripper. There is a frog king with three penises. But, above all, it is competently shot. The camera work and lighting looks good. Some of the frog effects are great, except the background toadies (see what I did there?). There was love put into it. You should see it if you can.