A poster for Critters 4
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Hops and Box Office Flops: ‘CRITTERS 4’

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A poster for Critters 4

Critters 4 is was the second film in the franchise to go straight to video. And it continued the trend of shrinking the scale of the story being told.

Like Critters 3, which was set in an apartment building, Critters 4 confines its characters to a claustrophobic space station and gives them very few Crites to deal with. There are literally only two titular Critters in the movie.

That feisty alien duo isn’t enough to generate sufficient kills or scares to make this an entertaining entry in the series. Thus despite bringing back franchise favorite Charlie, played as always by Don Keith Hopper, and boasting the talents of horror icon Brad Dourif and the queen of Wakanda Angela Bassett, Critters 4 is a lifeless venture.

The Crites just didn’t have any bite left. So, sit back, curl up with a Wild Little Thing from Sierra Nevada, and don’t trust Ug or his Tera Core goons! I, the Thunderous Wizard (@WriterTLK), Mayor McCheeseCapt. Cash and Chumpzilla are playing Critter kickball in Space!

This Week’s Segments:

  • Introduction/Plot Breakdown – They’re invading your space! (00:00)
  • Lingering Questions – After a word from our brothers in beer at Hop Nation USA, we assess who would reign supreme in Super Slash Bros showdown. (30:57)
  • The “Hungry Like Piranha” Trivia Challenge – The Double Turn Podcast survives a Handicap Match with the Critters, and then I challenge the field to trivia about the series. (41:31)
  • Recommendations – We offer our picks for the week and next up: We finish “Hops and Cosmic Terror Flops” with Jason X! (51:09)

And, as always, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to check out all the interesting factoids—the return of the insatiable Crites and more—from this week’s episode!

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Thomas Kelly

Writer, Superman aficionado, lover of odd and underperforming sports teams, and co-host of the film adoring podcast, Hops and Box Office Flops

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