The week, we are celebrating both our Month of Horrors Extravaganza and our 100th episode by taking on Nicolas Cage in his most deranged role–1989’s VAMPIRE’S KISS, directed by Robert Bierman. The Cagester himself stars as a publishing executive who becomes convinced that he is turning into a vampire, resulting in whole lot of bug-eyed looks, random hip thrusts, and an accent that can best be described as “unidentifiable.” And just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, the man puts in some plastic fangs. This could be a masterpiece.
On this week’s episode, Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern play seriously sensual lovers-on-the-lam in David Lynch’s twisted take on the The Wizard of Oz, 1990’s WILD AT HEART. So just how strange are we talking? Crispin Glover puts cockroaches in his underwear. Diane Ladd covers her face in lipstick and vomit. Nicolas Cage channels Elvis. And Willem Dafoe…well, it’s Willem Dafoe, everyone. But does the film ultimately amount to anything? Or is this merely a footnote in Lynch’s career? Click your heels three times to find out.
Our Month of Horrors Extravaganza continues with a truly terrifying flick, 2006’s THE WICKER MAN, starring Nicolas Cage in a bear costume and a whole lot of angry bees. Women will be punched, bikes will be stolen at gunpoint, and writer/director Neil LaBute will reveal that nothing is scarier than a misogynist with a $30 million budget. But will we ever learn how that doll got burned? Seriously, how’d it get burned?!! How’d it get burned?!!! How’d it get burned!!!! We attempt to get to the bottom of it all. Bring your Epi-pen.