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Ep. 018 – The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Critters (1986)

Mall Twin Ad - Critters (!986)In this episode of The Forgotten Flix Podcast, Joel and Jason get knee-deep in the guana of those little lovable alien porcupines– Critters! You remember them don’t ya? You know the ones that were ripping off inspired by the financial success artistry of Joe Dante’s classic Gremlins (1984)? And with our 6 Flix Picks we discover that nasty little beasty movies not only suffered from unoriginality, but sequelitis as well!

So, check it out and let them know what you think! You can send your feedback to feedback (at) forgottenflix dot com or leave a voice mail message at the number located beneath the VHS tapes.

Tune in next time when we’ll be investigating… murder(!) when we re-watch ’80s-comedy classic Clue!

Special Mentions from this episode:

Check out Tony Wright’s (@scifishocks on Twitter) book The War of the Worlds: Aftermath and his short story in the horror anthology Holiday of the Dead. Both available on Amazon and for the Kindle!

And from friend of the show Hammond, a pic of his Army of Darkness prop skull. This IS NOT a reproduction folks! It’s the real thing from the ’92 film starring Bruce Campbell and Embeth Davidtz!

Skull prop from Army of Darkness (1992).

Skull prop from Army of Darkness (1992).

 

 

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Our 6 Flix Picks: Movies with Nasty Little Beasties (that aren’t Gremlins!)

6. Ghoulies (1985)

5. Ghoulies 2 (1988)

4. Troll (1986)

3. Critters 2 (1988)

2. Hobgoblin (1987?)

1. Munchies (1987)

 

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4 comments for “Ep. 018 – The Forgotten Flix Podcast: Critters (1986)

  1. Ben Wyatte
    June 4, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I haven’t seen the first Critters movie but I did see the second film when I was about 12 years old, I couldn’t sleep for days after because I was terrified they were under my bed.

    Back to the Predators discussion – I was convinced that Topher Grace would be an android to link up with the Alien franchise beacause of:
    Alien – Ash
    Aliens & Alien 3 – Bishop
    Alien Resurrection – Call

    And then I thought Edwin (Topher Grace) would be the next in the ABC’s but obviously I got ahead of myself.

    By the way I’m very jealous you got to see Bruce Campbell in the flesh but I have him tattooed on my flesh 🙂 (will email it so I can show it off to ya’s)

    • June 5, 2011 at 7:08 pm

      Hi Ben– I have an affinity for CRITTERS 2 because I’m a Mick Garris fan. As for PREDATORS, I like your “android” idea MUCH better than what ended up happening. And your tattoo is AWESOME! That’s what I call being a true fan! 🙂

      • Ben Wyatte
        June 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

        I figure that Bruce Campbell isn’t very popular with the mainstream so us fans need to be a little extreme to make up for it.

        • June 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

          And that is our mission, isn’t it Ben? To wake the world from it’s Campbell slumber! 🙂

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