37: Visiting Hours (1982) with Richelle Charkot
This movie only has 15% on Rotten Tomatoes and that is an utter travesty. This week, Becky, Cam, and Richelle Charkot from Rue Morgue, Broken Pencil and the Retropath Screening series at The Royal enjoy/are totally unsettled by, 1982’s “Visiting Hours”. We talk the very mixed reviewer’s reactions to this film, inexplicable parrots, and the use of psychology and misogyny in horror films. Come for Michael Ironside in a Sweater Vest, stay for Cam saying, “Creepy Perv” repeatedly.
On this week's show
Richelle Charkot is a Toronto-based journalist and film programmer. She is currently a staff writer for Rue Morgue Magazine and Broken Pencil Magazine, but she has contributed to dozens of publications over the years, including Eye Myth Film, Paracinema Magazine, Delirium Magazine, HorrorTalk and Shock Till You Drop. She is the Programming & Marketing Associate at The Royal Cinema (608 College Street), where she combines social media managing and press relations for promotion. There, she also curates a monthly film series called Retropath!, which specializes in offbeat cult films, with a unique curated lobby pop-up preceding each screening featuring local artists with work for sale. Richelle is currently in the process of writing her first book, which will be a critical analysis of a famous American ‘60s sitcom and its reflections in the political climate of the time.