Saturday, October 28, 2017

Carrie - 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 Carrie, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...



Episode 59: Carrie



Kevin Lynch from Salem Horror joins us again as we discuss the first movie adapted from the works of Stephen King, the high school horror story Carrie. We describe our first experiences reading King's work, explore the film's depiction of trauma and abuse, and imagine a superhero team of King protagonists. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and sexual ventriloquism.



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What was the first Stephen King story you read? Want to weigh in on whether that dress was pink or red? Have any prom horror stories you'd like to share? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Movie In-Jokes: Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday

One of the fun games when watching movies is to spot references, secret messages, and gags that filmmakers, film crews, and actors can slip into movies to pay tribute to films they love, have a bit of fun with their previous work, or give the cinematic equivalent of a shout-out. Here's a spotter's guide to these inside jokes.

As Halloween approaches, we see that our old hockey-mask clad friend Jason Voorhees exists in a bigger and even scarier world than we imagined as revealed by these two references in the (sort-of) final Jason film, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday.


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Frankenstein - 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 Frankenstein, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 58: Frankenstein



In an episode we created with our own hands, we try to use our (criminal) brains to analyze the original Universal horror classic Frankenstein. We debate the responsibilities and motives of Henry Frankenstein, discuss the story's erasure of women from the act of creation, and point fingers at the film's true villains. Warning: Contains strong language, spoilers, and the old "disappearing cat trick."



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Do you know what it feels like to be God? Want to offer safety tips for lakeside flower tossing? Did we successfully acquit the creature of murder charges? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Blade Runner - 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 Blade Runner, here's a few extra bits you might find interesting...


Episode 57: Blade Runner


We're taking the ultimate cinematic empathy test as we watch the 1982 science fiction noir Blade Runner. Listen in as we discuss the sociological implications of using replicants as slave labor, identify changes in the various releases of the movie, and reflect on what an asshole Rick Deckard is. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and bored voice-overs. Also please be advised that we do discuss a scene of sexual assault that occurs in the film.



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Do you think Deckard is a replicant? Would you like to describe only the good things that come to your mind about your mother? Why aren't you helping that tortoise? Leave a comment and keep the conversation going.