Friends, while the Projectionist and myself might have failed to bring you a new Saturday Frights podcast in the month of November – we have just finished recording a show that tackles 1976’s Burnt Offerings. As you will learn in the episode itself, this appears to be a film that has the ability to divide the viewing audience right down the middle – some appreciate the slow burner of a haunted house film… while others feel it is just boring. In fact, this movie which was directed by Dan Curtis was a film that I suggested to Sean and Nicole Johnson of the excellent Horrified Chicken podcast – as promised in the episode I have provided a link to their take on Burnt Offerings – please remember though they use adult language in their show. By the way, the late and great Dan Curtis’ name should ring a bell with you if you happen to be a fan of retro-related horror movies and television shows – he helped to co-create the likes of Kolchak: The Night Stalker in addition to directing the epic 16 hour Winds of War!
As always on the Saturday Frights podcast, we do our best to attempt to give you not only interesting trivia about film itself – but we have brought along some vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure too. In addition I share my first experiences with Burnt Offerings and provide some reviews from when it was first released to theaters back in 1976.
The strength of Burnt Offerings which was based off the 1973 book of the same name comes from the actors that Curtis assembled for his picture. You have the likes of Karen Black, Oliver Reed, Burgess Meredith, Eileen Heckart, Lee Montgomery, and the iconic Bette Davis. Although I mention it in the podcast – this is a film that is not about cheap scares but instead manages to ratchet up the tension until the shocking climax.
So without further ado, please join the Projectionist and myself at the Haunted Drive-In – as we discuss 1976’s Burnt Offerings!
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