Those things up there are the Wheelers. They are the things that replaced the Flying Monkeys for pure terror in Walt Disney’s late-eighties sequel to The Wizard of Oz. Since Wizard is one of the most beloved movies of all time, it only makse sense to populate your made-for-young-children sequel with some of the most terrifying creatures of all time, as well as a witch that keeps a hall full of living heads that she switches as fashion accessories.
Join us today as we talk about, no, not horror movies. We’re talking about the movies that were made for children with every intention of selling lots and lots of toys. They had tie-ins with fast food giveaways, plush toys, books, and breakfast cereals. And some of them were scary as hell.