So here’s a podcast about Tim Burton’s 1999 version of Sleepy Hollow starring Johnny Depp and Christinia Ricci… only a month after Halloween is over! That’s nearly on time! Right? Right? Well, it was recorded on Oct 30th at least.
Tim Burton’s version of Sleepy Hollow is vastly different from the original short story but for the better. It has a great cast, special effects that hold up pretty well, and some top notch spooky atmosphere. Is it great? Not really, there are several plot holes, shortcuts taken with characterization, and Johnny Depp and Christinia Ricci don’t have fantastic chemistry together. It’s still a solid film though, that’s enjoyable to watch every few years on Halloween.
This fills a request from Monica G. I hope you enjoyed the episode.
This was meant to come out in October, but since it took me so long to make the website you’re getting it now. The Addams Family is about family though and Thanksgiving is about family (well in the U.S. at least) so that sort of fits right? Maybe?
The Addams Family is a 1991 film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld that’s loosely based on the 1960s television series and on Charles Addams Original comics. The Addams Family is a group of macabre, gothic, and possibly nigh invulnerable family who enjoy such wholesome pastimes as sword fighting, knife throwing, torturing their siblings, keeping lions as pets, and reveling in the forces of darkness. In this adaption, Uncle Fester shows up on their doorstep with amnesia after having disappeared for decades. Only, he thinks he’s not Uncle Fester but a guy named Gordon whose going to con them out of their fortune. It’s kind of like the plot of Anastasia only you know, evil.
The Addams Family holds up really well to this day and the whole franchise in general is still awesome as far as we’re concerned. You can watch several episodes legally on youtube here. The original series is also all available on Netflix as of this recording. The movies themselves (The Addams Family and its sequel The Addams Family Values) can be easily obtained usually in a fairly cheap combo pack.
On a random note, during this episode Melanie was wondering if the boy who played the human version of Casper (which also starred Christina Ricci) grew up to be a hot man.
Devon Sawa. Hot dude.
During the podcast she was unable to find a picture, but I was able to find one now. And the answer is yes, he DID grow to be a hot man. lol.
Next Episode: Sleepy Hollow. A request by Monica G and also it makes this an unintentional month of Christina Ricci on the Fantasy Movie Podcast.
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