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Ep. 15: Back to the Future
“Being a vampire in the 20th century is a nightmare.”
You have seen Jim Carrey play a Pet Detective, the God of Mischief, an alien, comic book villain, one of the dumbest people on earth, and even a Grinch who stole Christmas. Did you know before all of that he played a teenage virgin on the verge of becoming a vampire?
Back in 1985 Carrey starred in a movie titled Once Bitten. A movie about Mark Kendall (Carrey) just looking to lose that virginity card since everyone around him except for him and his two best friends. HIs girlfriend isn’t ready so in desperation he heads to Hollywood to have a quick fling. While out on the town he runs into sexpot beauty Lauren Hutton as The Countess. She also is in desperation and on the prowl because she is a 400 year old vampire who has only three days to drink the blood of a virgin and Mark is her only hope.
This week I am revisiting 1986’s take on a Marvel comic character Howard the Duck. It is a movie from my own collection, I do remember the movie, not embarrassed to say that I’ve watched it, but for the life of me I can’t remember why I liked it enough to want to own it. Back then, I had no idea this movie was based on a comic book character. When I saw Howard the Duck in a cameo on Guardians of the Galaxy, I was a bit confused because he looked so different then the look that I remembered. Apparently the duck had a different look to him in the comics. Only reason I can think of is that he looks more familiar in the live action movie because he looks more cartoonish and familiar because he resembles what Donald Duck would look like. This movie had a cult following as it isn’t liked by many people. Didn’t make much at the box office but its cheesy enough to be just enough fun to watch it during a bad movie night with friends. So I am going down memory lane to see why I enjoyed the movie in the first place and see if I can rekindle how I felt about it back then.