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Over Pressure, by Reed Lackey

14 Jan

In the realm of faith-based films, perhaps the least likely of sub-genres to encounter (second only to out-right horror) is the suspense thriller. The challenges in developing a compelling narrative while still making the film accessible to families are numerous. Tackling those challenges in his most recent film, Thy Neighbor, is director George A. Johnson, who has managed to craft a compelling and provocative suspense film, even if it does still succumb to some of the usual difficulties of both the suspense and faith-based genres.

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The Fear of God: Krampus

8 Jan

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Michael Dougherty’s Krampus.

The Fear of God: Better Watch out w/ Chris Peckover

12 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan are joined by director Chris Peckover to discuss his Christmas horror film Better Watch Out. 

The Fear of God: Black Christmas (1974)

11 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Bob Clark’s Black Christmas.

The Fear of God: The Birds

8 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

The Fear of God: Strangers on a Train

5 Dec

In this episode, Reed and Nathan discuss Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train.

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.