Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 38 – Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters – Oz the Great and Powerful – Sedako 3D

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Podcast: Monster Movie Podcast Episode 38 – Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters – Oz the Great and Powerful – Sedako 3D
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Welcome to the Monster Movie Podcast. Join us this week for Witches, Witches and more Witches all in glorious 3D. Up first is the review of Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters from Tommy Wirkola. Next is the trailer for Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful. Bringing up the rear is the 3D incarnation of the popular Ringu/Ring franchise called Sedako 3D.

As a huge fan of Tommy Wirkola’s Dead Snow, Doc has trouble hating on Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, but cannot fully recommend it either. The film is a lot of fun but ends up pointless and heartless with not much to offer other than cheap thrills, comedy and 3D coming at you effects. Jeremy Renner, what have you done?

Despite its PG rating, Oz the Great and Powerful promises a fun time in the theater come March as Doc takes a look at the trailer for Sam Raimi’s next theatrical release. Based on the popular Wizard of Oz tomes, the film contains 3 named witches portrayed by Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams. But who is the Wicked Witch?

The Japanese Ring franchise dips its toes into 3D territory with Sedako 3D. Doc proclaims the film a total mess but admits the film won him over, declaring it a guilty pleasure. Pure crap? Sure, but the insect infused Sedako monsters are a blast.

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This post was written by Doc Rotten
Doc Rotten is a film critic for Gruesome Magazine and podcast host for Horror News Radio, Monster Movie Podcast, Decades of Horror: 1970s, Decades of Horror 1980s, The American Horror Story Fan Podcast, Hannibal Fan Podcast and The Future of Horror. He was also co-host Dracula on TV TALK and was a contributing reviewer for HorrorNews.Net and Widescreen Warrior. He is also a lifelong fan of horror films, sci-fi flicks and monster movies first discovering Universal Monsters and Planet of the Apes as a young child in the 1970's searching out every issue of Famous Monster of Filmland (and, later, Fangoria). Favorite films include Jaws, The Car, The Birds, The Tingler, Vampire Circus and The Exorcist.