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Episode 29- Critters

1986’s Critters is kind of like Gremlins meets Star Wars meets E.T. meets a substantially smaller budget. The titular monsters are essentially Furby-esque toys with a thirst for mayhem. Directed by Stephen Herek of Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure fame, the whole thing had a fun B-Movie vibe to it, entertaining ’80s audiences enough to warrant several sequels (the second of which is directed by Rewatchability favourite, Mick Garris). But now, almost 25 years later, does the movie hold up in any way? We’ll let you know if it’s worth Rewatching, and if it deserves “Both Thumbs Up!”

Episode 29- Critters

MUSIC: This week’s featured artist is Boys Who Say No

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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Episode 11- Hocus Pocus

Cats getting hit by cars, zombies with their mouths sewn shut, nymphomaniac witches, Bette Midler. Doesn’t it all sound a little intense for a Disney film? Not in 1993 it didn’t; Hocus Pocus was originally slated to be a TV movie, but somehow made it to the big screen, and it made a big impression on the younger generation. Does Hocus Pocus hold up? Click the link below to find out!!

Episode 11- Hocus Pocus

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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Episode 9- The Shining vs The Shining

Nicholson vs Weber. Duvall vs De Mornay. Kubrick vs the guy who wrote Hocus Pocus. Okay, so maybe it’s not the most fair fight, but nevertheless, this week on Rewatchability we compare the 1980 horror classic The Shining with the 1997 TV mini-series of the same name. The mini-series was written by Stephen King, supposedly a response to the problems he had with the Kubrick adaptation, which King referred to as “a great big beautiful car with no engine inside it.” Is the remake an improvement? Does the guy from Wings do a good job? Which is easier to kill your family with, an axe or a croquet mallet? We attempt to answer these questions and more!

Episode 9- The Shining vs The Shining

Here’s a link to the Kubrick interview I reference in the podcast.

Also, a correction: In the podcast we refer to Mick Garris, the director of the mini-series, as the director of Hocus Pocus, in actuality he wrote the screenplay but didn’t direct the film. Sorry Mick!

WARNING: the podcast contains strong language and immature subject matter, please be advised.

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