December 25th, 2011

Triskaidekafiles

Even on Christmas, It's About the Puppets.

I can't escape the bloody things on Trisk.

This time out, it's a giant puppet terrorising the fifth and final installment of Silent Month!  Deadly Month!

Mickey Rooney turns up after being loudly outspoken against the first film.  Oh, how times change.

We actually have continuity with the previous movie, but none of the rest.

And we have killer toys that kill people in terribly creative, silly, and awesome ways.

And possibly the single most astounding thing committed on film.

Oh yes, this movie is something.  It caused one of my longest reviews, and the most images ever used on Trisk.

Have a Merry Christmas.  I give you...this thing.

J
Phoenix

MST3K Rewatch Christmas!  Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Arguably my third favourite episode.  This one has solid host segments, almost constant riffing, and a bizarre plot that just makes you scratch your head.  It really does have everything.  It's a Christmas miracle!

Being one of the most popular and infamous and well known of the MST3Ks, I'm not going to go too much into this one, but it is well-placed on the "Essentials" two disc set.  Probably moreso than Manos, which I am not a huge fan of.  Sacrilege, I know.  And I'll get around to that one eventually, don't worry.

Crow's Christmas carol is one of my faves, and while it hasn't become a true standard like Crow wanted, I think amongst the nerds, it has found its own level of standard-dom.

It always bugged me at how obvious the wish squisher was.  I wish they could have made it less obvious that Frank was flipping over the cool presents so the opposite side would be opened once it had been turned into a crappy gift.  Not a huge complaint, but it always got to me. ;)

"Custume designer" is a typo that I will never forget.  Which means I probably spelled the typo wrong here...

Next week, back to normal DVD watching.

And as a bonus, have yourself a Patrick Swayze Christmas!



J