Special Episode 001: One Way Trip Across East 9 Highway

Welcome to my first special episode, where I discuss the ‘Jeepers Creepers’ (soon-to-be) trilogy. I say why I love the first film, try to say anything positive about the second film and give my thoughts on the development of the third film.

The Special Episodes will be uploaded on FRIDAY (exception is this week) of the last week of each month. They will focus on multiple films, either belonging to the same director, writer or a couple of films from a franchise.

 

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The First Special Episode

Hi guys! How are you all doing? Good? Good!

I just wanted to let you know how this week’s podcast episode is going to work. As I’ve mentioned in my first one, I was wanting to do special episodes at the end of each month. Well, here we are! 😀

Because these will focus on multiple films, they will be a bit longer than the regular episodes. Also, because of the longer length, there will only be one episode per week.

In short(er): The Special Episodes will be uploaded on FRIDAY of the last week of each month. They will focus on multiple films, either belonging to the same director, writer or a couple of films from a franchise.

This week: JEEPERS CREEPERS (Soon-to-be) TRILOGY

My Thoughts On: Scanners (1981)

This was another film that I was told to watch after seeing ‘Videodrome’.

‘Scanners’ was written and directed by David Croenburg and follows a group of people called…well…Scanners. They have powerful psychic powers, which can inflict pain onto other living things. The film introduces us to two characters: a Scanner who isn’t too aware of his powers, and Darryl Revok. Revok is the leader of an underground movement of Scanners who are aiming for world domination, and the other Scanner meets Dr Paul Ruth. Dr Ruth ‘takes’ (well…more like kidnaps) him in, and trains him so he can destroy Darryl’s underground movement.

Now I’ll be completely honest: I didn’t finish this film. I got near-halfway through it and switched it off. This was because I first found it boring but hilarious; however, it wasn’t long till the humour wore off and I got bored. The acting was so bad and so over-the-top, that it was laughable. I also found the characters personality’s and characteristics dull, despite some of them having a striking ability.

There isn’t much I can say about this film. It’s a shame that I didn’t enjoy it, as it definitely had potential; this is also the first film I’ve seen that I feel would benefit a remake. It deserves a second chance.

2/5