Saturday, December 6, 2014

Episode 56 - Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes


The topic of transformation is central to the movies in this episode of the podcast. We look at two of our favorites from our youth, starting with 1973's Sssssss, starring the one and only Strother Martin, and Dirk Benedict. This tells the story of a total stoner, who is working with snakes. Working a little TOO closely with them as a matter of fact.  We meet a king cobra that would rather we just walk away, and we have our vision obscured by terrible tempra-paint foliage. It is a fantastic little film, with a really top-notch cast and darkness aplenty.  We follow that up with 1982's The Beast Within.  This was a landmark film from our youth, so we view it squarely through rose-tinted glasses.  Starring Ronny Cox, Bibi Besch, and Paul Clemens, it is a tale of a small town in Mississippi where one family makes all the rules and ends up paying the price for their hubris. It has a cast of amazing character-actors and is MOSTLY excellent, though undeniably cheesy. Please let us know what you thought of the show by writing to flickersfrom@yahoo.com or flickersfrom@gmail.com, or by leaving a message on our Facebook page.

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