Code Red Scores Basketball Slasher Spoof

Night of the DribblerLet me get this straight: the people responsible for Zombie Nightmare made a slasher spoof about a basketball team getting slaughtered by a psycho with the head of a Madball and somehow this has been allowed to sit on a shelf for almost 15 years?

Such a film is Night of the Dribbler and it would probably remain lost to the annals of time if it weren’t for the fine folks at Code Red DVD. They posted the following on their blog this past weekend announcing their intentions to allow this obscurity to finally see the light of day:

Night of the Dribbler, a comedy slasher shot in 1995, but never released anywhere in the world, will make its world debut via Code Red DVD this summer! Some psycho wearing a basketball mask is killing off the High School basketball team and it’s up to the famous TV Funnyman Fred Travelena to find the killer! In the vein of Peter Sellers films, Fred plays 3 roles in the movie! Canadian TV’s Cold Squad Gregory Calpakis also stars in this demented comedy horror film that has been lost for many years! Directed and produced by the fine folks who brought you Snuff, The Carpenter, and the cult classic Zombie Nightmare! We hope you all will enjoy this lost classic!

Not to be a killjoy, but as giddy as the spectacularly silly image of the film’s killer with the smiley basketball face makes me, I can’t help but wonder how good (or bad) this movie is that it’s gone unreleased for so long. I’m sure there’s a story behind that. Perhaps Code Red will tell that tale as a DVD extra.

We’ll all have to wait until later this summer to find out if Night of the Dribbler proves to be a slam dunk or if it fouls out.

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  • DeTuinman

    Wow….thats a long friggin time ago…madballs,I used to steal those as if they were gold….

    The mind is like a parachute…it only works when it is open.

  • Kyle Reese

    I’m happy I’m not the only one who remembers Madballs.

    Such vile little toys….that and “my pet monster” were staples in my childhood play things.

    • Foywonder

      Madballs have made a comeback. I don’t know why but they’re back on toy shelves as we speak. I’m crossing my fingers that Battle Beasts are the next to make their triumphant return.