This week, we get cartoonish with a pair of off-the-wall animated horror comedies. Sprite Fright (The Netherlands, 2021) pits awful teenagers against cheerful, bloodthirsty forest creatures who don't resemble smurfs in the slightest. Enjoy with salty snacks. The other, Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires (United Kingdom, 2018), gives 80s action tropes and drunken zombies a compelling claymation makeover. Too bad so many of the jokes are toxic and distracting. SAD! Also - Gamera makes a triumphant return and a creepy Norweigan movie about a "dog" drop this week.
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"Sprite Fright" by Blender Studios on YouTube
"Sprite Fright: Production Notes" by Blender on YouTube
"Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires Official Behind the Scenes" by Chuck Steel Night of the Trampires on YouTube