In a world where mythical creatures are real, monsters and humans are forced to coexist; and as prejudice and insecurity pulls everyone apart, three separate storylines manage to come together.
What We Thought:
I like a good old fashioned dark comedy, something you haven’t seen before that gets lots of originality points. And that is the best way to describe Abnormal Attraction. We’ve seen shows or movies about people in love with creatures from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to The Shape of Water, but we’ve never seen a movie that’s really about people INTO creatures.
That’s what makes this film so different, it’s literally about people into creatures/monsters and how creatures/monsters live among humans (in this movie at least). The movie breaks down into parts with the opening showing a support group about humans trying to get over their desires. There are a couple of really funny parts with humans in the support group talking about incidents that almost made them relapse and talking about the creatures they enjoy. Bruce Davison is the “straight” man of the film playing it straight against all the comedy of the movie. He’s really quite good in this support group scene.
The next part of the film focuses on the monsters’ perspective. They have been kidnapping humans they think are out to destroy them. The main human is Nick Lane who is the overall protagonist of the film. He actually wants to help build relationships between humans and monsters and he tries to bond with the monsters and other human captives to work things out.
The third part is the fun part when things go off the rails. Nick’s girlfriend and two others want to stop the monsters and a big battle happens. It’s all pretty funny because again, it’s a dark comedy. There are some cool practical effects too which I appreciate. Give me practical effects over CGI any day.
Abnormal Attraction isn’t for everyone, but I’m sure the filmmakers know that. It gets a lot of originality points from me and I can see it becoming a cult flick among horror/comedy fans. If you are looking for something different than this is definitely recommended.