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Episode 198: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

22 Jul

In this episode, Reed discusses John Ford’s The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.

Boys Will Be Boys, by Reed Lackey

19 Jul

Among the Living from directors Alexandre Bustillo and Julie Maury starts as what appears to be a coming-of-age nightmare, but takes a sharp left turn right around the last third. If you’ve read nearly anything by Stephen King, the premise of the film will feel familiar. Three boys from differing home lives decide to skip the last half of their last day of school to explore, rebel, and possibly get into a bit of mischief. They accomplish all three, unfortunately for them.

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The Fear of God: The Fly

18 Jul

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss David Cronenberg’s The Fly.

Episode 197: Cheers

13 Jul

In this episode, Reed discusses the classic sitcom Cheers.

The Fear of God: The Invisible Man

11 Jul

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss James Whale’s The Invisible Man.

Episode 196: Jesus of Nazareth

6 Jul

In this episode, Reed Lackey discusses Franco Zeffirelli’s miniseries Jesus of Nazareth.

The Fear of God: The Monkey’s Paw

4 Jul

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss W.W. Jacobs’ short story The Monkey’s Paw.

Puppet Masters, by Reed Lackey

29 Jun

In the very specific niche realm of horror documentary, there are few voices as compelling or effective as Rodney Ascher. His previous documentaries, Room 237 and (especially) The Nightmare were innovative and compelling examinations of not only what frightens us, but why it frightens us.

His directorial voice was therefore a natural for Shudder’s new original series (its first original content) called Primal Screen. The series focuses on the early and elemental encounters viewing audiences have with horror cinema and how those encounters can dramatically influence their most basic fears and – perhaps – the very direction of their lives.

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Black Belt Horror, by Reed Lackey

27 Jun

“Chuck Norris vs Michael Myers”

It sounds at first like a fan film: the ultimate exercise in absurd alternate universes imaginings. But the difference here is that this film exists. It was made more than 30 years ago.

Directed by Michael Miller, Silent Rage could have housed exactly the tag line above. Because essentially the film combines the elements of schlocky 80s Chuck Norris action films with the horror stylistics perfected by John Carpenter in the first Halloween film.

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The Fear of God: Zodiac

27 Jun

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss David Fincher’s Zodiac.