Movie of the Month/LAMBcast #114: Heathers

by Dylan · May 13, 2012 · LAMBcast, MOTM, Podcasts · 3 Comments

Released in 1988, Heathers was not only a product of its time but perhaps a bit ahead of it as well.  The pitch-black comedy starred Winona Ryder (soon to hit the big time with Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands) and Christian Slater (also early in his career) as a pair of young lovers intent on creating some chaos at their high school.  Although it wasn’t a hit at the time, it was a unique enough vision to gain a cult following over the years, though strangely enough, it’s creators ended up doing much more commercial work-for-hire jobs thereafter.  The LAMB’s own The Vern Championed the film to a bravura performance at the MOTM Polls last month, and as you’ll be able to tell from his words on the accompanying LAMBcast, he’s quite the fan. 

But first, here’s the IMDb summary for the film, for those that aren’t familiar with it:

“Veronica mingles with Heather I, II and III to be as popular as them, even though she hates them. She hates them enough to wish they were dead, though she would never want to be their cause of death. When she starts dating Jason Dean, however, she finds herself involved in the murders of most of her enemies, covered up as suicides. “

Now, let’s see what your fellow LAMBs had to say about it.  Thanks to all of the LAMBs that sent in their posts for this edition of the MOTM.

* Cinematic Paradox
* Foolish Blatherings
* No More Popcorn
* The Warning Sign

It’s also time to vote on next month’s movie. Once again, I put out the call for MOTM Champions. The gist is this: I ask for volunteers – people to select a film to be placed on the poll (up to 10 per month, as usual), then promote it on their site, Facebook, Twitter, whatever. Should their film win, they are guaranteed a spot on the LAMBcast episode where we will discuss said film. As a bonus (?), they will also get to host that segment of the show.  Also, Joel likes me to mention that if you happen to campaign for your selection on your blog, he’d be happy to put up a Plug for it on the LAMB.

This month, we had seven Champions – the sites are listed along with the films in the poll below. You have one week to vote (and promote your movies!). I’ll be putting out the call for the next MOTM in a few weeks, so stay tuned.

As we do every month, the LAMBcast is tied in with the MOTM. This month, as mentioned, our Champion The Vern from The Vern’s Videovanguard hosted the Heathers discussion (on his first-ever podcast, no less!) in which we talked up and down the film, covering (we hope) all of the important themes and talking points.  He were joined by LAMBcast host Dylan, as well as Fogs and Sam.

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

A couple notes:

* The show can be found, of course, via iTunes – just do a search for “LAMBcast.” Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online.

* Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you’d ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there.

If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too – if you’d like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we’re on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it’s a bad one.

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