Monday, October 26, 2020

Psycho - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Psycho, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 105: Psycho

60 years ago, the master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock created a film that would slice its way into the memories of filmgoers everywhere and redefine the horror genre, paving the way for the slasher film as we know it: Psycho. Kyle Brunet joins us again as we discuss the startling impact of this seminal suspense film, explore Hitchcock's techniques to shock and terrify his audience, and note the unusual promotional and marketing gimmicks for the production. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a disdain for shot-for-shot remakes.


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Monday, October 12, 2020

Family-Friendly Horror - Supplement

While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on Family-Friendly Horror, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 104: Family-Friendly Horror

It's October again and time for some serious horror movie watching! But what if you have little ones and are looking for some gentler scares for the kids? Worry not because we've brought back Chris and Sarah, hosts of the Creating Geeks parenting podcast, to help us select some perfect movies to share with the family for the Halloween season. Listen as we discuss traumatic childhood cinematic experiences, the edginess of family films from the 1980s, and ways to get your children into the classic Universal monster movies. Warning: Contains explicit language, mild spoilers, and memories of terrifying TV show themes.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Running Man - Supplement

 While we try to cover as much as we can in our episodes, there's always more to see, hear, and read about a movie that can enhance your viewing experience. If you enjoyed our episode on The Running Man, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Episode 103: The Running Man


We're gunning for the big cash and prizes as we try to keep pace with Arnold Schwarzenegger by watching another of his 1980s sci-fi flicks, The Running Man. Listen as we examine how the film was transformed from Stephen King's grim novella into a Schwarzenegger action vehicle, uncover the stinging satire hidden beneath the movie's colorful blockbuster surface, and contemplate how the film makes its viewers complicit in the dystopian system it depicts. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and a chance to win the home version of America's favorite game show.


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