Paul Andolina is back to share a musical with us. He’s always a welcome guest on our site. If you like his stuff, check out his site Wrestling with Film.
Sci-Fi High: The Movie Musical is a science fiction themed musical set in 1957. It is directed by Dan Bellusci and Steve Dispensa who also wrote the music and star in the movie as two of the main characters Billy Dever and Eddie Cassavette.
Fairheights High is in the midst of preparations for a Sadie Hawkins and Billy and Eddie are without dates. It is centered around the goings on during the week of the dance, with the girls preparing for the dance by looking for dates, making signs, and gathering talent to perform. There is a real jerk of a dude, named Brandon Bishop, who is the star forward of the Fairheights Redmen basketball team. He is always giving Billy, Eddie, and their friend Sigmund a hard time.
There is also a professor Vadin, who is absolutely obsessed with plants. He gives a strange plant to Billy for good luck but Billy loses it. Strange things start happening around the school and Billy is leaking a green fluid.
When the dance comes around Billy sings as the main attraction but something in the halls is attacking the dance attendees!
The movie features some fun songs but the audio is a bit jumbled at times and hard to make out. I enjoyed the movie and its goofiness which I found endearing. It’s set in the 50’s and although the film has a small budget they get the feel somewhat right.
If you’re a super fan of musicals and have to see every musical you can find you should check this out. I do feel that it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea though as it’s not a super high budget musical. If you wish more movies had killer plants and 50’s musical numbers then you’re going to love this one.