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32 Days of Halloween XVI, Day 6

The Wickedest Witch
The Veil

For today, we’re kicking things off with 1989’s The Wickedest Witch which was broadcast once and basically never saw the light of day again. It stars Rue McClanahan (about halfway through The Golden Girls at this point) as an exiled witch who is trying to escape her prison. And—fun fact—one of the writers was Paul Fusco, who had created, puppeteered and was the voice of ALF. Nice.  I’d talk some more about the special but honestly the same people who put it on YouTube, Dinosaur Dracula, have an excellent write-up about it. So go check that out if you want more info.

Then let’s spend some quality time with your host, Boris Karloff, as we delve back into the show that never actually made it to air: The Veil. This episode is “Food on the Table,” in which a sea captain a loveless marriage learns a widow has the hots for him…and has come into a large sum of money. What to do? Well, nothing good, that’s for certain.

Our feature film tonight is Curtains from 1983, a slasher film about various women vying for the leading role in a film when the competition turns…deadly. The director of the film within the film is played by John Vernon (Dean Wormer from Animal House). Also in the cast, many familiar faces: Linda Thorson (Tara King from The Avengers), Samantha Eggar (The Brood), Lynne Griffin (Strange Brew), Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday to Me), Michael Wincott (The Crow), and Maury Chaykin (Nero Wolfe). Enjoy.