Corruption. That’s the name of the movie we’ll be serving this weekend. And at this point, those unfamiliar with this interesting film will assume it’s a drama about crooked politicians making back-room deals to line their own pockets with illicit cash. Not even close. Wikipedia says “The film is a loose riff on the plot of the 1960 French horror film Eyes Without a Face…” We wouldn’t go that far. The unique aspects of this movie far outweigh the few similarities. And this picture utilizes proper English. We wouldn’t be so cruel as to force a French film with subtitles onto our viewers. At least, not until we can one day afford to feature the wonderful “Amelie” on the show. And our upcoming film also stars Peter Cushing, which instantly makes any film about 500% better. In any case, the plot is about a doctor who has to continuously kill beautiful women to keep his wife from reverting into a monster.
And speaking of monsters, our guest for the night knows a thing or two about putting ghastly creatures on film. We’ll be joined by the wonderful Mark Rappaport. He’s a special effect expert whose work can be seen in a billion productions, but we’ll only name four for now: The House with a Clock in Its Walls, The Revenant, Pushing Daisies and Star Trek Voyager. He’ll tell us how he fell into this fun business, talk about some cool robotic animals he’s built and show us a few awesome props he’s made that you’ve probably seen on the big screen.
All this while Tangella pens some poetry, next Saturday night at 9PM Pacific at the enclosed link and on-demand at our Roku, AppleTV and FireTV channels. Don’t miss it!