Return To Oz is a complete juxtaposition to the Wizard of Oz. Where the first film was full of whimsical moments and family friendly, Return To Oz is total nightmare fuel.
The movie follows Dorothy Gale played by a very young Fairuza Balk as she finds herself in Oz again, but it is not the place she once knew. She is tasked with rescuing her friend Scarecrow from the Nome King who has established total dominion on the once great land.
From the moment the Wheelers show up, that is when you know this is not going to be the same fun film as the previous film was. It can be quite off putting to those seeing the film the first time. This is a much darker film, established more when Dorothy enters the house of woman named Mombi. It’s a fact that many consider this movie a gateway to horror, and that is for good reason. Not saying there aren’t any heart warming moments as they do exist, but most who watch this will be cowering under their blankets all the way to the end.
So yeah, if you are a horror fan, and have not seen this film, you definitely need to check it out. Do not be deceived by thinking just because it is a sequel to the first film that it will not scare you. Because Return To Oz will creep up on you and scare the dickens out if you. It is currently streaming on Disney Plus if you want to check it out.
Till next time, stay scared!
-Tha Thrilla –