Jerry and Mike conclude their Critters franchise fun with a finale that shoots for the stars with a stellar cast, but instead ends with a crash landing.
We went from the small town to the big city, only to end up where all great horror franchises go to die — outer space. Tune in as we wrap the Critters franchise from the comfort of our isolation pods.
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Episode 49: Critters 4 (1 hour, 17 minutes)
Crites in Space! Question for the listening audience: has adding “in space” to any long running movie franchise ever made that entry better? We’re thinking a hard no on our end, because despite a baller cast that includes Angela Bassett and Brad Douriff, Critters 4 is a hot mess of a movie. Maybe it’s the cheap set design, maybe it’s the attempt to recreate Alien on a next-to-nothing budget, or maybe its the fact that the titular characters turn up for about 4 minutes in the first hour, but this one is tough.
That said, Jerry and Mike are here to break down the movie, and give our spin on what does and does not work. Plus, your fearless cohosts discuss how they’re faring with the start of self-imposed social isolation and what they’re watching to get through these rough few weeks.
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While tiny monster movies are decidedly not Mike’s jam (the man has only seen one Puppet Master for God’s sake!), he found himself absolutely smitten during his first time watch of this 80s cult-classic.