Podcast 108 — Haunting in Connecticut, uh, Georgia & Wes Craven Part 2

Maestro Craven creates an urban legend & a stinker

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There’s gore aplenty in spooky The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. Arguably the stupidist title our hosts Mark & Jerry have ever heard, this 2013 flick is one of those rare sequels that is better than the original. Moving to a different state was the smartest move these moviemakers made. And then…

…It was 1984. The biggest pop hit of that year was Seasons in the Sun by Mr. Terry Jacks. Those iconic, laconic lyrics still ring true: “We ate dogs, we ate cats, we ate mice & we ate rats. But the best of the bunch was that skunk we ate for lunch.” In October, newly knighted Sir Peter Lorre revealed he actually was a ghoul. And scientists discovered that drains go somewhere.

This was the year horror dreamboat Wes Craven released A Nightmare on Elm Street. What can one say about this flick? Quite a lot, it seems. An industry is righteously born.

Following chitchat about Nightmare, our hobbled hosts discuss the next few movies from director Craven. In order: Voodoo death-cult science in The Serpent & the Rainbow (1988); zany Shocker (1989); another classic, The People Under the Stairs (1991), is one of the funniest horror movies ever made; and lastly Eddie Murphy‘s three-headed monster, A Vampire in Brooklyn (1995).  One more chapter to come in our Wes Craven retrospective, dear listeners. Now, see if you can fit your head through the peephole.

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