This episode was way easy to edit. I think Melanie and I leveled up our talking skills.
The Corpse Bride is a 2005 film directed by Tim Burton and Mike Johnson. The film is set in Victorian era England where the son of a rich fish monger, Victor, is to be engaged to the daughter of an ‘old money’ couple named Victoria. The match is a business arrangement. Love isn’t even a factor. However, when the two young people meet they hit it off right away. Unfortunately, Victor is so nervous he screws up the wedding reception and after a stroke of bad luck, accidentally marries a dead woman named Emily.
This is a great stop motion film that’s surprisingly touching and romantic despite its horror appearance. The Corpse Bride seems like she’d be a horror from the underworld who rises from the dead to exact revenge upon the living, but she’s actually a sweet tragic heroine who you really feel for even if she’s scary looking.
We tried to do a little more research for this review than normal, and hopefully it shows.
Today’s episode was requested by Monica G who wanted ‘something by Tim Burton’. So not only are we giving you today’s episode Beetlejuice, we’re giving you The Corpse Bride as the next episode! A whole month of Tim Burton!
Beetlejuice is a 1988 comedy/horror film by the infamous Tim Burton. It tells the story of a young married couple who die and are stuck haunting their former home. Yuppies buy their house, the ghost couple want them out, and wackyness ensues! There’s also a creepy and disgusting pedophile Micheal Keaton who wants to marry a super emo teenaged Winoa Ryder.
This is one of our shorter episodes, but eh, sometimes you don’t know if a movie will make a great podcast until you try.