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The Granny

To celebrate Thanksgiving, we carve up a campy classic, the oft-forgotten bit of hilarity that is 1995’s “The Granny” — a real B-movie treat.

The Granny

It’s Josh’s pick in the rotation, and he decided to celebrate Thanksgiving with The Granny (1995)! We also welcome The Professor’s wife Tiana as a regular on the Spookshow with this episode!

Is there anything that screams the holidays more than a bickering family, a curmudgeonly old relative that everyone tolerates just because they have to, and a heaping helping of greed and murder? We didn’t think so!

The Granny is a 1995 American horror comedy film directed by Luca Bercovici (Dark Tide, Ghoulies, Rockula) and written by Bercovici and Sam Bernard. Inspired by the Leprechaun series, Bernard decided to go all in all the campy silliness this script is stuffed full of.

A dysfunctional family is gathered at their ancestral home for Thanksgiving, attempting to poison their ritual granny to inherit her riches. Initially set to be played by Academy Award-winning actress Shelley Winters, Stella Stevens plays the dear (make that despicable) old crone who returns from her grave to seek revenge on her greedy family.

After a limited release at drive-in theaters, the film was printed directly to VHS video format.

Noted by collectors of modern B-movies for its poor script and amateur acting, The Granny has been called “one of the finer pieces of trash” — a piece of campy, cinematic gold worth digging out of obscurity to dig into.

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