Thanksgiving horror films are a genre not often visited… and for good reason. This week Jonathan, Anthony, and Caitlin came together and got stuffed on the abomination that is Thankskilling.
Why is a zoomed in bouncing breast the first shot of the movie? Why is the demonic turkey only tormenting this group of teens? Is there a scene more absurd than a man dressed as a turkey having coffee with a turkey dressed as a man? Must a beloved pet die in all the movies we watch?
All these questions will be answered(?) in this weeks episode of At Least You Tried…
Also, for those of you clamoring for more Thankskilling you are in luck because they made not one but two sequels to this tire fire of a movie.
Nostalgia is a funny thing. You remember certain memories fondly and look to revisit things from your past. However that can be dangerous when you remove you rose tinted glasses and see the abomination in the light of day. Such is the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake. The original was a cult phenomena that still has a huge following to this day. So it was only natural for Fox to try and milk a little money from the movie’s popularity by creating a made for TV sanitized remake. However this movie lacks all the quirk, charm, and sexuality the original had in spades.
Why is the castle now a movie theater? If we accept that, why does the movie theater have a lab and pool? Aren’t Riffraff and Magenta siblings? So Dr. Von Scott was a black Nazi in this version? and why in the hell did you get the director of the High School Musical movies to direct Rocky Horror?
Join us this week for a strange journey…. and then proceed to subsequently forget this film. Remember kids Repress, Repress, Repress!
This week on At Least You Tried we venture into the often baffling world of Lifetime made for TV movies with quite possibly the craziest one of them all, a little film called Invisible Child. This movie is the loving story of your average American family: Father, mother, son, daughter…. and other invisible daughter that exists solely in the mom’s imagination.
Why did Victor Garber‘s character not immediately has his wife committed when she claimed to have this invisible child? On some level does Rita Wilson‘s character know she’s crazy? and does this movie share a cinematic universe with Scott Pilgrim vs the world?
Join us this week as we indulge in this made for TV masterpiece.
(A quick side note: Weren’t Lifetime movies usually about some social issue of the day, like alcoholic spouses or pill addiction? Where did this one come from? Was there a rash of cases of women with imaginary children?)
Why does the radioactive waste affect the spiders so drastically but not the deputy that smeared it on his head? Why is Bret made up to look like a heroic character later in the film when we witnessed him try to force himself on Ashley not 30 minutes prior? and why does everyone and their mom listen to a local conspiracy theory DJ on the radio?
Your guess is as good as mine as we try to make sense of it all on this weeks episode of At Least You Tried…