In Episode 6 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Jaime and Shawn will be will be tackling the 1982 Bob Rosenthal teen sex comedy Zapped! Starring the future Charles in Charge power couple Scott Baio and Willie Ames, the film focuses on a nerdy senior named Barney who accidentally unlocks the power of telekinesis after an explosion in the school lab. What’s a boy to do with his new-found power? Well, undress the student body of course. For science. The flick also features the busty Heather Thomas, the Fact’s of Life’s Felice Schachter, and one of the best dream sequences in modern history involving Scatman Crothers, Albert Einstein and some flying salami!
In the episode we discuss the idea of parody, satire, and homage, turning a horror film into a teen sex comedy, and how disconcerting telekinetic date rape can be . We take a closer look at some of the actors in our regular segment, Hey Do I Know That Guy, as well as playing Hollywood moguls in a segment we like to call It’s Time For a Recast!
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