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Face Like a Frog (1987)

A frog is driving his alligator-shaped car when he is stopped by a shapely she-frog who steps into the road. She tells him that her house is haunted, so he goes along to assist. The inside ... See full synopsis »

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Sally Cruikshank
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A frog is driving his alligator-shaped car when he is stopped by a shapely she-frog who steps into the road. She tells him that her house is haunted, so he goes along to assist. The inside of the house is full of insane ghosts and ghouls, so the frog requests the usage of a telephone.

There IS a telephone, but it's in the basement, and a smartly-dressed lizard advises him not to go down there. This he does through song, as performed by the Mystical Knights of Oingo Boingo, and we have a mini-music video segment showing the lizard harassing the two frogs throughout various locations around the house.

The frog, using his "Nut Detector", figures that the house is full of nuts - literally. All of the ghosts, goblins and monsters drop their skins to reveal themselves as a variety of different nuts and legumes. Whilst some of them are stopped by nutcrackers or chased off by squirrels, a lot of them get angry and start chasing the frog, so him and the she-frog go into the basement and board ...

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24 June 1990 (USA) See more »

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Don't Go in the Basement
Performed by Oingo Boingo (as Mystic Knights)
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Spectacular Film
9 December 2006 | by tails-13See all my reviews

The plot essentially follows a frog-man who enters a "hexed" house in order to lift the curse.

The incoherent, if existent, plot may remind some people of Forbbben Zone. The animation is beautiful, and full of rich colors; in addition, the music is eerie and well-fitting to the story. The song Don't Go in the Basement, performed by Danny Elfman who also scored this piece, was just as fun and strange as the movie itself

It is an enjoyable, outlandish piece of animation, and is worth taking five minutes to appreciate.

I would recommend it to every Danny or Richard Elfman fan as well as those who love anything bizarre.


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