Episode #265: “Along came the Hobyahs” | Celia (1989)

It’s got a creepy soundtrack, fleshy blue monsters, a rabbit infestation, and Australian socialists… but this is not your typical horror movie. Originally intended as a complex sociopolitical drama about what the adult world does to the mind of a child, American markets rebranded this film as a horror. So if you watch Celia (or in America: Celia – Child of Terror) be forewarned that you’re heading into a more psychological path than an Omen or Exorcist-style fright fest.

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Episode #264: “Thought it would be good, but it’s snot” | Little Monsters (1989)

Brian’s family just moved to a new town, he started at a new school, his mom and dad are constantly arguing… every day life just isn’t working right now. But what about every NIGHT? Brian captures and befriends Maurice, a Beetlejuice-wannabe who shows him the ins and outs of the monster world in LITTLE MONSTERS (starring Fred Savage and Howie Mandel).

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Episode #262: “Dad, Don’t Eat Me!” | Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)

You usually feel pretty safe letting your kids play in the front yard, but what if they were only a quarter-inch tall? Childhood fantasies come to life when four kids get shrunk down to the size of an ant and go on an adventure of a lifetime. Giant Lego pieces, killer sprinklers, the precursor to the Roomba lawnmower… it’s all here! Honey, I Shrunk the Kids!

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Episode #245: “Be Good” | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

E.T. is one of the most heartwarming movies from the 80s about a boy who is growing up a little separate from everyone: his mother, his brother, his sister, the kids at school, his estranged father… until one day he meets and befriends an alien who has been separated from his people. They’ll need each other to get E.T. home before government scientists take him away.

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