Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 68: ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’

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By the pricking of my thumbs…oh, how does that line end? I’m sure the answer couldn’t be found in the title of this week’s movie on Mousterpiece Cinema, the 1983 horror movie Something Wicked This Way Comes starring Jason Robards and Jonathan Pryce. (Forgive me, William Shakespeare’s vengeful ghost. FORGIVE ME.) Yes, it’s true, Walt Disney Pictures did make a few forays into the world of horror back in the 1980s, and this week, Josh, Mike and special guest Zack Handlen from The AV Club take a backwards ride on a magical carousel to the past to analyze this film. Were Robards and Pryce awesome enough to disguise the movie’s flaws? What truly makes a Disney movie? And how much are Josh and Mike dreading discussing, of all things, The Haunted Mansion? Listen to the new show to find out!

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