This week in the Horror House, George and his special guest discuss the wickedly funny tale of three witches versus the Devil, “The Witches of Eastwick”.
The Witches of Eastwick proves it’s never wise to mess with a witch… much less the power of three! With a star-studded cast and enormous talent behind the camera as well as in front of it, it’s not hard to see why our guest calls this the “Best Horror Movie Ever Made”.
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Episode 63: “The Witches of Eastwick” with Joan Haley Ford
This week on the Best Little Horror House in Philly, we’re fully in the swing of fall, because Joan Haley Ford is here to talk about the New England-based autumnal classic The Witches of Eastwick!
We start off talking about her experiences with horror growing up before quickly moving to discussion of the movie itself. There’s so much to dig into — especially with such an iconic cast and crew. The Witches of Eastwick has an incredible amount of star power between being directed by George Miller, scored by John Williams, and starring Cher, Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jack Nicholson and Veronica Cartwright all at the height of their powers!
Next, we talk about the actual production, including the decisions on where to film, what should be a set, and investing in the community. We also discuss the negative aspects of it, like the way the executives tried to take advantage of Miller, Nicholson threatening to walk off set, and an aggressive producer who pushed hard to include… aliens?!
When we get to the plot, there’s still plenty to break down, including the wonderful character evolutions, the incredible performances, and the progressive ideals on display while confronting small-mindedness.
We also talk about our “most wanted” lists for lost footage, while discussing the famous cherry pit scene in The Witches of Eastwick, footage of which is unfortunately unseen and lost.
Finally we get to the end of the story, discussing the differences from the source material of John Updike’s novel of the same name. We end as we always do, by summing up why The Witches of Eastwick is the best horror movie ever made!
Before diving into the episode, be sure to watch The Witches of Eastwick, available to stream now on HBO Max or available for rent or purchase on most VOD platforms.
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BEST LITTLE HORROR HOUSE IN PHILLY IS a weekly cast where host George Heftler and his special guest discuss the best horror movie ever made…according to his guest, at least! It’s a safe place for horror fans to talk about the movies they’re passionate about — a place to talk about venerated entries already in the canon, modern-day classics, and everything in between.
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