JFD487: Witchery, Dead Heat, Leprechaun Returns
This week, we're getting spooked & scared & sleepy (???), all courtesy of our pals from the Dom Deluise Patreon Club. We've let these fine folks choose three Schlocktober features for us to chat about, and we deliver on that promise!
Up first! Y'all remember the La Casa series of horror films, right? Not so much an actual series of films but instead a marketing ploy that involved selling unrelated fright flicks to an unwitting Italian public, the series includes entries from the Evil Dead and House franchises at various points in time. Our feature this week, Witchery (aka La Casa 4: Witchcraft) from 1988, has no actual relation to those franchises, but does feature a scary house in Scituate, MA. It's also got Linda Blair, David Hasselhoff, and a witch!
Next up! Way back in 1988, New World Pictures tried to sneak a hyper-violent zombie horror/comedy past our noses by burying it inside a buddy-cop film called Dead Heat, with Joe Piscopo and Treat "Gotta Eat" Williams in the lead roles. But will this odd concoction go down smoothly? The answer will surprise you.
Finally! It's a third film: Leprechaun Returns, the SyFy Original sequel to the original Leprechaun which ignores all of the other sequels and starts a new fork in the canon. Nobody's expecting this to be good, right? Will we be surprised by the mischievous little gold-chaser? Donloyd now to find out.
All this plus Kevin Moss Presents: a sticky selection of spooky seasonal sweets, Sean sees a spider, pouring one out for Robert Forster, finally consumers will have a way to access films and television produced by the Disney corporation, we tease a Maniac Cop Theme Show (the long clock starts now on our eventual fulfillment of this promise), Kevin professes his love for old-timey black & white horror movies, we play back the tape, Kevin professes his love for old-timey black & white kaiju movies, a shocking reveal of profound sleepiness, a shocking disagreement over the quality of a classic film, a shocking reversal of expectations from a SyFy Original, our weekly news plus Blu-ray Picks and even more!
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