Wednesday, October 28, 2015

JFD286: Hellions, Hack-O-Lantern (AKA Halloween Night), Spaced Invaders


Happy Halloween, Junk Food Junkies! As we sadly say goodbye to Schlocktober we celebrate with the ultimate Samhain party featuring snacks, costumes, late night movie marathons and three Halloween-themed flicks!

Up first, a teenage girl (Chloe Rose from Degrassi) finds out she is pregnant on Halloween, but as she figures out how to tell her boyfriend, she is visited by some trick-r-treaters who don't want candy, they want her baby. As things become more intense and more psychedelic, Robert Patrick (the T-1000 himself) shows up to help battle terrifying tikes in Hellions from 2015 directed Bruce McDonald (Pontypool, Hardcore Logo).

Next, a teenage boy is introduced to the powers of Satanism by his goofy grandpa (Hy Pyke from Slithis) and on Halloween night things really get crazy as murder, mayhem and hair metal ensues in the video store favorite Hack-O-Lantern (AKA Halloween Night) from 1988.

And finally, when a group of dimwitted Martians hear a radio broadcast of Orson Welles' War of the Worlds, they mistakenly think that they are missing out on the invasion. But when they show up all they find are goofy Midwesterners celebrating Halloween in the kiddy special effects romp Spaced Invaders from 1990, featuring Ariana Richards (Jurassic Park) and Royal Dano (Killer Klowns, Ghoulies II).

All this plus witty banter between creepy friends, a full Corn Gorn run-down, Spooky Nerd News, blu-rays from beyond the grave, Snax Chat, a call from the Governator, Trippy Sweetman, songs about Halloween, absolute confidentiality (if you're wearing a mask), continued lack of overt police involvement (unless you soap our windows) and a whole lot more!

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2 comments:

  1. Great episode.

    I wonder if you guys could review Scream for Help (1984)? One of the best trashy '80s thrillers. Directed by Michael Winner and written by Tom Holland.

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    1. Tom Holland and Michael Winner are both great. Looks cool. We'll put it on the list.

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