Here's to the last of our spooky picks for October! What Lies Beneath, directed by our boy Robert Zemeckis came out in 2000 and marked probably the first time ever that .... SPOILER ALERT, Harrison Ford plays a villain! It's packed full of creepy ghost imagery and garbage bag husbands, our two favorite things! Sweetie saw this in the movie theater back in high school and has seen it 80 times since then and was still jumping out of her seat during all the bathtub scenes. I mean is there anything scarier than a bathtub filled to the brim by a ghost mistress?! I ask ya! Starring the gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer, who does an excellent job trying to get to the bottom of things, despite being gaslit by her shit bag husband, and Amber Valetta as the ghost that won't quit, we promise you will be officially creeped out by this film. Join us as we talk about the art of the jump scare, our love for Bobby Z (one of our favorite directors!), and if this movie still holds water (pun intended) as far as the horror genre goes. BONUS, Sweety the Hitchcock expert draws talks about how this movie feels very much like a homage to some class Hitchcock films.
We're keeping it spooky here on Large Marge Sent Us, so that means time to roll out KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, everyone's favorite B horror movie that traumatized you as a child and made you swear off cotton candy for a decade! Let's face it, clowns are scary no matter what. But clowns from outer space that put people into cotton candy pods and then suck your blood out? Terrifying! In the early 90s, they played this gem on TV all the time, and it freaked us out but in a really good way. We'll talk about why clowns were even invented in the first place (not funny, not cute, always scary), how despite this being a bad good movie, the sets and costumes are pretty rad, and which Killer Klown is our favorite of the bunch! Time to make your circus nightmares a reality guys, KILLER KLOWNS!
CAN YOU DIG IT?! It's Sweety's birthday! And as a special gift, Sweetie has finally allowed the viewing of one of Sweety's very favorite movies...The Warriors! Released in 1979, The Warriors is a cult classic, that the Sweetie's didn't grow up with but whatever it's Sweety's birthday and she can do what she wants. Join us as we discuss all the amazing gangs and their outfits, talk about which gang we would want to join and what our gang name would be AND bonus: we talk about everyone's favorite subject----trains and why you should never run to catch one.
Happy October guys! We're starting off this month with a dash of spooky .... with 1996's Scream! Starring Neve Campbell and our favorite typecast raper, Skeet Ulrich, Sweety has been obsessed with this meta horror film since she was a wee one. Sweetie on the other hand, has only seen it once, but still totally respects it and mainly is just happy that she can watch it without hiding behind a pillow now! We'll talk about how the first scene with Drew Barrymore in the blonde wig and white sweater is still god damned terrifying, how the women in this movie kick some pretty serious ghost face killer ass, even if most of them end up real dead, and Sweety will wow us all with her horror movie knowledge!
We forgot how much we love 1996's Jerry Maguire! Starring Tom Cruise and Renee Zellweger in a love story that really should just be deleted from this film as we hate it, but gosh is this movie laugh out loud funny! We were way too young to see this film when it came out, but we eventually memorized the whole thing and decided that really Jerry Maguire is a platonic love story between Jerry and Rod, two guys who just needed a friendship to make them better men! This movie has a great supporting cast and really has everything you would ever want to know about the glamorous world of being a sport agent. We'll talk about whether this is Tom Cruise's best role or not, which lines in the movies we use the most in our every day life (no, I air dry!), and how Jonathan Lipnicki was the cutest little kid in the mid 90s, but that lasted for like a day and two movies. Oh Hollywood! You had me at hello, guys. You had me at hello!