“The sun is shining…” “But the ice is slippery.” Welcome back to the clubhouse for another episode of the Cult Film Club!
On this episode hosts Pax, Jaime and Shawn take on the 1994 pulp super hero flick, The Shadow. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? We know! All three hosts quit their hedonistic lifestyles as opium warlords in Asia to dig a little deeper into this flick. Directed by Russell Mulcahy and starring Alec Baldwin, Penelope Ann Miller, John Lone, Tim Curry and Ian McKellen and was part of a pulp era hero resurgence on film in the late 80s/early 90s, but unlike flicks such as Dick Tracy and the Phantom, The Shadow takes a lot of weird and wonderful turns into the strange which earns it a place in cult film history. Whether it was depicting Lamont Cranston as a bloody opium warlord, the lavish and sometime ridiculous set design or the over the top performances this movie is unlike any super hero flick. So put on your secret Shadow ring, gas up your supped-up taxi cab, and unholster your twin pearl handled .45 automatic pistols as we explore this awesomely insane film!
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