On this week’s “Cheer and Loathing”, we serve up a couple of tasty treats to the tune of “Sweeney Todd” and “Little Shop of Horrors”.
THIS EPISODE: “SWEENEY TODD” AND “LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS”
There may be a hole in the world like a great black pit. But thankfully, along with the vermin of the world, some truly great movies inhabit it.
It’s Musical March, and we’re sounding off about horror musicals all month long. After last week’s science fiction double feature, we’re hitting rock bottom with the poor, unfortunate souls in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Little Shop of Horrors (1986). Stephanie gleefully sings the praises of these musical masterpieces. But can Casey be persuaded to stop beating the “I hate musicals” drum? Tune in to find out!
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In the U.S. where Stephanie is, Sweeney Todd is available to watch for free on IMDb TV with ads, or you can rent it on most VOD platforms. In Canada, it’s showing for free on Netflix. Little Shop of Horrors is available in the U.S. on HBO Max. It’s not currently streaming in Canada, but you can pick up the Blu-ray where you can see both the original and theatrical endings we discuss on the cast.
Tune in next week (3/21) where we’ll be continuing Musical March, discussing Phantom of the Paradise and Stage Fright.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST
She’s a lover, he’s a fighter. Together, they’re CHEER AND LOATHING.
Tune in to hear your hosts, Stephanie (Cheer) and Casey (Loathing), clash over the films they love — and the ones they love to hate. With a new theme each month and related topics each week, they’ll make a case for the good and the bad; it may even get a bit ugly!
Stephanie (Cheer) is the Editor-in-Chief for Morbidly Beautiful, and Casey (Loathing) is the Program Director and host of the Ominous Origins Podcast.