Witch’s Night Out
Alice, Sweet Alice
To start tonight, we go with a simple one. It’s a Disney Silly Symphony from 1931: Egyptian Melodies. Accuracy regarding Egypt or archaeological finds there were not at the forefront of the creators’ minds. Pretty sure there was never a “front door” to the Sphinx. And even if there was, I’m not sure it would be that size.
Now: more animation. From 1978, the TV special Witch’s Night Out. When you add a depressed witch, some kids/monsters, and a misplaced magic wand…well, of course, hijinks ensue. The voice cast includes Gilda Radner and Catherine O’Hara.
A young girl is murdered at her first communion. Is her older sister to blame? Or is it something weirder and more diabolical, and created on a pretty small budget? Originally titled Communion this has also been known as Holy Terror, The Mask Murders, and most commonly Alice, Sweet Alice. It also features Brooke Shields in her film debut. Enjoy.