Monster of the Day #1303

This one has kind of fallen between the cracks, I think, and it’s a shame, because it’s a pretty good movie. Not flawless, but pretty good. Jeffrey Combs take on Fox Mulder in particular is hilarious.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Yeah, it’s really pretty good. Perhaps it’s never gotten its due because it falls right between the “splatter” phase and the “prestige” phase.

  • Chris Metzinger

    Dunno the movie, but that shot right there is freakin beautiful! I’ve always been a sucker for hooded wraith dudes, especially outside of a fantasy or medieval setting.

  • Chris Metzinger

    Oh… that stretchy wall movie… I never got around to that one. I will now.

  • I thought it had one plot problem too many myself (it’s been a little while, mind you), but Combs and John Astin were hoots and it’s always good to see Michael J. Fox in a genre film.

  • kgb_san_diego

    I am not familiar at all… Which stretchy wall movie is this? Going through Jeff Combs’ IMDB does NOT help — just a a few entries there… :-)

  • Flangepart

    Michael J. Fox…does he work with some ghosts as a ‘haunt remover’ who gets to deal with a real threat? R. Lee Ermy as a dead D.I. …The Frighteners?

  • Beckoning Chasm

    There’s a Busey in there, too.

  • Gamera977

    Well, normally I’m not afraid of no ghost, but if it’s the ghost of R. Lee Ermy I’m packing my bags and I am outta here…

  • kgb_san_diego

    Wow — it must be a LONG time since I saw this. I remember liking it, but I do not remember this cool dude at all…

  • The Rev.

    Yeah, same here. I’ve really no excuse, particularly since I love Jeffrey Combs.

  • Marsden

    The Chocolate Phantom!

    I remember when he was haunting Cass Elliot’s ice cream factory with the vanilla and strawberry phantoms, until Scooby and the gang unmasked them.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Something I just learned today, sharing it here in case Mister Begg didn’t know: a new George Macdonald Fraser novel has been published under the title ‘Captain in Calico’. It was an unpublished manuscript that his kids discovered among his private papers, which are apparently extensive. So who knows, maybe that ‘Flashman in the Civil War’ novel might be found among them someday.

  • Ken_Begg

    Stop it, I’m drooling!

    Thanks for the word. I just ordered it through the library.

  • Eric Hinkle

    Glad I was of use.