Slugs, snails and puppy dogs tails it has to be the weekend!
So hidden away in the darkness at the tail end of Midnight. Inside a damp dingy cave, let us be your coven of haggard, wicked witches. Some tall, some short, some fat and some thin with boils and ragged clothes, topped off with pointed slightly askew hats, each one equal in their evilness to the last.
Stand in horror as we mix a potion to find retro movie greatness, before reciting the spell for cinematic fantasticness then finally we’ll bask in the wickedness that is celluloide wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 2nd November
My Neighbour Totoro (1988) Film4 11:00am-1:00pm (2 hours)
Two sisters move to a new home in the countryside when their mother is taken ill. They are thrilled to discover the house is next to an enchanted forest, and befriend the eldest and wisest of the strange magical creatures dwelling there. Animated fantasy from Spirited Away director Hayao Miyazaki, with the voices of Noriko Hidaka and Chika Sakamoto. In Japanese
The Princess Bride (1987) 5* 5:55pm-8:00pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A cynical youngster becomes entranced by his grandfather’s magical tales, which revolve around a stable-boy’s heroic quest to rescue his lost love from the clutches of an evil prince, with the aid of a vengeance-seeking Spanish swashbuckler and his hulking sidekick. RobReiner’s comic fantasy adventure, with Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon, Mandy Patinkin, Peter Falk and Fred Savage
Jingle All the Way (1996) Sky1 8:00pm-9:45pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A workaholic father tries to make up for his perpetual absence from home by promising to buy his son a hugely popular action figure for Christmas – little realising every other father in town has the same idea. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Jake Lloyd, Rita Wilson, Robert Conrad and Phil Hartma
Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Film4 9:00pm-11:00pm (2 hours)
Fast-talking Detroit cop Axel Foley heads for Los Angeles after an old friend is murdered before his eyes. His search for the killers leads him into conflict with a seemingly untouchable drug kingpin, but he also has to contend with the local force, who do not want him taking matters into his own hands. Comedy thriller, starring Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Ronny Cox, John Ashton and Steven Berkoff
SUNDAY 3rd November
Hocus Pocus (1993) Film4 4:45pm-6:40pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A teenager in Salem, Massachusetts, breaks into a spooky house on Halloween and accidentally resurrects three witches who have been dead for 300 years. The sorceresses are soon causing chaos while seeking a suitable sacrifice for a ritual to give them eternal youth. However, an old foe – a boy they turned into a cat – is on hand to help stop their mischief. Supernatural Disney comedy, with Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Omri Katz.
The Fox and the Hound (1981) Channel 5 5:10pm-6:50pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
An orphaned fox cub is taken in by a kindly widow, and becomes firm friends with a puppy belonging to a hunter. However, as they grow to adulthood, the dog is trained to prey on foxes, and the two animals realise their friendship may not survive as they are expected to be natural enemies. Animated adventure, with the voices of Mickey Rooney and Kurt Russell.
Grease (1978) Channel 4 5:50pm-8:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Rebellious American teenager Danny falls for innocent Australian girl Sandy during the summer holidays, but when he later finds out she i
a new student at his school, he risks losing her love by trying to act cool in front of his friends. Romantic musical set in the 1950s,
starring John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Didi Conn and Barry Pearl
Tremors (1989) ITV4 12:00am-1:55am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A dull American town in the middle of the desert is suddenly attacked by huge man-eating subterranean creatures. Luckily, two dimwitt but brave handymen step into the breach to lead a ragtag bunch of locals and a mismatched pair of survivalists in the battle against the gruesome worm-like monsters. Comedy horror, with Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross, Reba McEntire and Bobby Jacoby.
Hubble-bubble! Bonus movie clip time: this week a little hocus pocus….
Whatever you get up to this weekend remember not to let the bed bugs bite and always enjoy yourselves!