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Repair Work, by Reed Lackey

15 Nov

You’d expect a film with such a gimmicky title as Ralph Breaks the Internet to be little more than a sequence of pop culture sight gags and hopefully clever one-liners. You’d maybe expect an overwrought moral conclusion about the toxic dangers of how technology has irrevocably damaged our society. Perhaps you’d even expect a tidy little ending where our characters have all learned a valuable lesson but nothing has really changed very much.

What you probably wouldn’t expect – or at least I didn’t – is a strikingly thoughtful and often genuinely touching film about the both painful and hopeful nature of friendship and community. You certainly wouldn’t expect it to be one of the best sequels Disney has ever produced. I mean, come on… it’s called Ralph Breaks the Internet, for crying out loud.

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The Fear of God: The Stand

13 Nov

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Stephen King’s epic The Stand. 

XL: The Temptation of Christ

8 Nov

The Fear of God: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3

7 Nov

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.

The Fear of God: Poltergeist (1982)

30 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Tobe Hooper’s Poltergeist.

The Fear of God: A Nightmare on Elm Street

23 Oct

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street.

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

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