You waited to find out what might have possibly happened to Charlie and Brad and Ug and Grover’s Bend. In your mind the battle is larger than life. In your mind Charlie and Johnny Steele fight Crites using new fangled weaponry with spacecraft you haven’t seen yet. There’s more nudity and more jokes. The gore is intense and maybe it earns the franchise’s first R rating. You waited in vane, my friends. If retrospective series serve a purpose beyond a general respect and admiration for some of the horror series we loved as kids, it is to provide a warning or at least guidance. To watch Critters 3 you might need some help or you may need to talk it out afterward to make sure you’re okay with just how skewed this tangent is drawn.
The Dead Air crew of Jeff Konopka, Shawn Savage and Jimmy Terror provide the assistance you’re looking for and can help you cope with the loss of what might have been one of the greatest horror/sci-fi crossover series in the history of the genre. That’s not to say there’s nothing redeeming in the film. Leonardo DiCaprio makes his debut, says, “Shit” and you get to learn the finer points of coping with a parent who has depression. Direct to video drivel is on the way, but hey, you’re gonna laugh a little too.
Warning! This podcast contains major spoilers for this episode… Watch before you listen!