Rat Pfink a Boo Boo

Director: Ray Dennis Steckler
Year Released: 1966
Rating: 0.5

This is an unquestionably terrible 60's relic by under-underground filmmaker Steckler that has - for some mysterious reason - lodged itself into the hearts of a few very, very select (but decidedly not selective) group of fans. It's inspirational, I guess, in that it was made with a Bolex for little money and has somehow made its way to DVD - literally anyone can make a film should he/she have the motivation and willpower and support of friends - though as a lasting 'cult oddity' it is neither sexy nor funny nor inventive nor clever, and it certainly isn't in a hurry to go anywhere: the dynamic duo of Rat Pfink (Ron Haydock) and Boo Boo (Titus Moede), dressed in towels, tights and ski-masks (like children might do around the age of 5 or 6) don't even show up until the movie is half over (due to Steckler changing the script around mid-shoot). It's a movie that actively encourages you to laugh at it, but mocking the disabled has never been my thing.