We look at two movies from an experimental time at the House of Mouse. In the 80s, Disney was trying to be seen as more than just animated films and was targeting an older audience. The result was a small collection of darker films with distinct horror and sci-fi elements. Along with guest host Annie from Cinema Throwdown, we explore the weird worlds of The Watcher in the Woods and Something Wicked This Way Comes!
The Watcher in the Woods (1980)
“The Watcher in the Woods is a Generation’s Halloween Nightmare” by Rakesh Satyal, Vulture
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
“Something Wicked This Way Comes Revisited: Does the Classic Ray Bradbury Adaptation Hold Up?” by Rob Hunter, SlashFilm
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Music for Test Pattern is “Dance of Deception” by Kevin McLeod and is licensed under Creative Commons. For more, go to incompetech.com.