Located on a small expansion shelf about midway between the Third and Fourth Circles, Musical Hell is presided over by Diva, a minor demon charged with passing judgement on the worst musicals ever committed to film. (She still hasn't figured out if this is their punishment or hers.) Take a seat on the bench and have your earplugs ready, because court is now in session.

New videos posted on the first Monday of the month. Other viewpoints, news, and general ramblings posted when they crop up.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Know the Score: Why Jingle Jangle is the Best Holiday Movie You're Not Watching

 Happy (early) Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! If you want to get started on your holiday movie kick, here is a good place to start.



Monday, November 7, 2022

Musical Hell: Cinderella (2021)

 Hey, remember last year Amazon Prime was streaming an awful jukebox musical adaptation of Cinderella? Believe me, I do.

Also, a few weeks back I passed 50,000 subscribers on YouTube! To celebrate, look for a special Musical Hell TV riff next month! It's sure to put some LIFE into your DAY! (nudge nudge)

Monday, October 17, 2022

At the Source: Heathers, dir. Michael Lehmann

With Halloween coming up, this month we're doing an analysis of the anti-John Hughes movie Heathers! Enjoy!

 

Monday, October 3, 2022

Musical Hell: The Magic Voyage

 After several years of Halloween-based reviews, it's time to take a look at October's other holiday focusing on horror and death. That's right, Christopher Columbus gets the over-sanitized kid's movie treatment in The Magic Voyage!


Monday, September 19, 2022

Know the Score: Revue Starlight, Takarazuka, and the Joy and Pain of Art

Happy Monday/Talk Like a Pirate/Queen's Funeral Day to one and all! Today's Know the Score comes to us via a Patreon request. While the Musical Hell review schedule is pretty much full to the end of the run, I'm always looking for requests for Know the Score, At the Source, and other projects. And if you're not subscribed to the YouTube, please do so! If I get 50,000 subscribers by December I'll do either the Star Wars Holiday Special or Santa Claus and the Ice Cream Bunny as a holiday riff!

In the meantime, enjoy a little bit of the background and themes of Revue Starlight!



Monday, September 5, 2022

Musical Hell: The Scarecrow

 Happy Labor Day! Support unions and have a look at this bad cartoon about a dancing scarecrow that wishes to be human.


Monday, August 15, 2022

At the Source: The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder

 New At the Source! Today we're talking about the play behind Hello, Dolly! which goes way back. And I mean WAAAAAAAAY back.