Episode 218: Annihilation

18 Oct

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Alex Garland’s Annihilation and Danny Boyle’s Sunshine.

The Fear of God: Friday the 13th

16 Oct


In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Sean S. Cunningham’s Friday the 13th.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

1:51 – Introductions
9:23 – #ilovethe80s Countdown 30-21
32:14 – Friday the 13th
1:28:09- David S. Pumpkins
1:32:21 – Farewells

Looking for God in All the Wrong Places, by Bob Connally

15 Oct

Bad Times at the El Royale is a difficult film to review because everything we think we know at the start is revealed to be a lie before we’ve even had a chance to settle in. This is cleverly designed by writer-director Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and is ultimately one of the movie’s two central themes. The other is about the various ways its characters relate to God.

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The Hiding Place, by Reed Lackey

11 Oct

Horror stories in TV and film already come in multiple varieties: slashers, paranormal, creature-features, gore-fests, etc. But one variety of horror story that is rarely considered as such is the closer-to-reality ilk of true crime dramas such as CSI or even Law & Order. While it is true that the tone and intention behind these stories are often more dramatic in flavor, I’ve often speculated that the violence described in most episodes of criminal procedurals easily rivals the grisliest of gruesome activities of Jason Vorhees or Michael Myers.

I would submit for your consideration a new entry in that sub-category of “true-crime horror” a new film by Nick Searcy, his sophomore feature effort, called Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The title implies a certain horrific conceit already, but the based-on-a-true-story trial in question was the trail of Kermit Gosnell, an abortion doctor who was discovered to live and operate in horrendously filthy and cluttered conditions, and who was responsible for the deaths of numerous infants and at least one adult woman through unlawful and unsanitary practices.

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The Fear of God: The Evil Dead

9 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

1:56 – Introductions
8:53 – #ilovethe80s Countdown 40-31
21:55 – The Evil Dead
1:21:45 – David S. Pumpkins
1:25:55 – Farewells

Two Geek Soup: Ant-Man and the Wasp

9 Oct

In this episode, John and Reed discuss Ant-Man and the Wasp.

Listen to “Ep 25 Two and TWO Halves Geek Soup??!?!” on Spreaker.

Episode 217: Get Out

4 Oct

In this episode, Tyler and Reed discuss Jordan Peele’s Get Out and George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. 

Two Geek Soup: H.P. Lovecraft

3 Oct

In this episode, John and Aaron discuss the work of H.P. Lovecraft.

Listen to “Ep. 24 “It’s gonna be eldritch and maddening”” on Spreaker.

The Fear of God: An American Werewolf in London

2 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London.

EPISODE BREAKDOWN

1:47 – Introductions
5:15 – #ilovethe80s Numbers 50-41
18:19 – An American Werewolf in London
1:34:20 – David S. Pumpkins
1:38:20 – Farewells

The Beauty is Just Skin Deep, by Josh Long

1 Oct

If you’re a horror fan, you eventually come across giallo films, and in doing so, you quickly find out about Dario Argento’s 1977 classic Suspiria. Set in a ballet studio where a coven of witches carry out dark rituals, the film is famous for its vibrant colors, eerie score, and gruesome deaths. Forty years later, Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is trying his hand at this story, although he says it’s more of an “homage” than a “remake.”

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