One of the most original and bizarre dark comedies of all-time, Neighbors (1981), based on the Thomas Berger novel of the same name, is an unforgettable, disturbing viewing experience, that takes the "neighbors from hell" concept and runs with it, to create a mind-boggling, unique film.
Comedy superstars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are at their best here, with Aykroyd, in particular, giving a performance that is scary and funny, while director John G. Avildsen gives the film a strange, dream-like feel that is off-setting and compelling at the same time.
So if you are a fan of the late, great John Belushi, and the bizarre genius of Dan Aykroyd, don't miss this obscure, fascinating film. It's truly a one of a kind experience.
Text © Ahmed Khalifa. 2016.