Just in time for Halloween! Vincent Price is in the spotlight of this week’s podcast episode of “The Online Movie Show,” and we celebrate his career as both a horror movie icon and a versatile star of stage and screen with film historian Troy Howarth.
The winner of the Best Picture Award at this year’s New England Underground Film Festival, this amusing 25-minute from filmmaker Jesse Berger slices and dices scenes and dialogue from four anti-classics from the notorious Edward D. Wood Jr. – “Glen or Glenda?”, “Bride of the Monster,” “Plan 9 from Outer Space” and “Night of the Ghouls” – into a wonderfully warped blend of lunacy that perfectly captures the inane spirit of Wood’s work in a fraction of their running time.
If you’re willing to buy that the beautiful Sage Hall somewhere likely in her early thirties is the mother of a man also in his early thirties, then “Candy” might just tickle your funny bone as something of a creepy and unusual horror short film. The appeal of “Candy” is Hall’s directorial style in which she enlists her experience as a video artist to paint a vivid and often uneasy little portrait of a family celebrating Halloween. Hall plays Candy, the curvaceous but coddling mother to her son who experiences jealousy and resentment when he brings home his girlfriend to get in on the festivities.