11: THE SPELL with Frankie Frascatore

Welcome to season two! We’re kicking off this new run of Monday Afternoon Movie with The Spell, a 1977 made-for-TV marvel that really wants to outdo Carrie and probably doesn’t but stars Lee Grant and that is enough! Sam is joined by Frankie Frascatore, a font of pop culture knowledge, to talk ploth oles, magic powers, and this film’s very particular brand of 1970s clutter set dressing. Come for the TV-censor approved horror. Stay for confusion about what banana cake is.

Click here to watch The Spell on YouTube.

And here is our trailer, with thanks to Adam Dugas’ video magic.

 
Drew Mackie