Episode 28: Halloween (1978)

The guys conclude their abbreviated spooktacular month of horror with one of the all-time greats: John Carpenter’s iconic slasher flick Halloween. Not only is the film’s menacing antagonist Michael Myers one of the most memorable film baddies ever conceived and Jamie Lee Curtis carved her name in the world of film as the O.G. “scream queen” like a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night, but Carpenter’s creation helped shape the future of modern horror. The guys discuss how the film holds up, perhaps reasons that it doesn’t in some ways, the influence that still lives on in some of the best films being made today, and whether they were scared watching it as a modern audience.

Ep 28 Halloween (1978)
Director
John Carpenter
Stars
Donald Pleasence
Jamie Lee Curtis
Tony Moran

Curated by: The Bit Players

Aired Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The guys conclude their abbreviated spooktacular month of horror with one of the all-time greats: John Carpenter's iconic slasher flick Halloween. Not only is the film's menacing antagonist Michael Myers one of the most memorable film baddies ever conceived and Jamie Lee Curtis carved her name in the world of film as the O.G. "scream queen" like a Jack-O-Lantern on Halloween night, but Carpenter's creation helped shape the future of modern horror. The guys discuss how the film holds up, perhaps reasons that it doesn't in some ways, the influence that still lives on in some of the best films being made today, and whether they were scared watching it as a modern audience.

Episode 27: It Follows (2015)

Watch your back and pick up your pace with this week’s episode on David Robert Mitchell’s instant horror classic It Follows starring Maika Monroe. The film perfectly plays upon a deep-seated American anxiety of protecting our youth from the horrors of adulthood and the loss of innocence that accompanies those horrors. Beautifully and intensely scored by Rich Vreeland (Disasterpiece), It Follows captures a sense of timelessness that allows the film to stand alone, without era or anchor. The guys also reveal what form “It” would take in their life and how they would ultimately defeat “It.”

Ep 27 It Follows (2015)
Director
David Robert Mitchell
Stars
Maika Monroe
Keir Gilchrist
Olivia Luccardi

Curated by: Clark
What movies are about

Aired Friday, October 30, 2015

Watch your back and pick up your pace with this week's episode on David Robert Mitchell's instant horror classic It Follows starring Maika Monroe. The film perfectly plays upon a deep-seated American anxiety of protecting our youth from the horrors of adulthood and the loss of innocence that accompanies those horrors. Beautifully and intensely scored by Rich Vreeland (Disasterpeace), It Follows captures a sense of timelessness that allows the film to stand alone, without era or anchor, and there's nothing more timeless in film than beauty, which this film has in droves. The guys also reveal what form "It" would take in their life and how they would ultimately defeat "It."

Episode 25: Let the Right One In (2008)

The guys begin their month-long spookfest with Tomas Alfredson’s 2008 vampire flick Let the Right One In, starring Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson as Oskar and Eli, two twelve-year old Swedes who meet in the strangest of times. They discuss the ways the film not only eschews horror standards but manages to rewrite them in the simplest terms, as Alfredson’s adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel plays on the imagination and subtlety rather than more in-your-face scare tactics, creating a beautiful and compelling filmwatching experience. The two central characters’ relationship is at the film’s core, and the guys discuss the implications of that relationship in the mode of the vampire movie and this movie particularly, which seems to highlight a need for human connection, even for a monster. They also reveal what their own dealbreakers might be if the new girl next door catches their fancy and answer one of your own submitted questions about their own dream film adaptations.

Ep 25 Let the Right One In (2008)
Director
Tomas Alfredson
Stars
Kåre Hedebrant
Lina Leandersson
Per Ragnar

Curated by: Jeff
What movies are about

Aired Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The guys begin their month-long spookfest with Tomas Alfredson's 2008 vampire flick Let the Right One In, starring Kåre Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson as Oskar and Eli, two twelve-year old Swedes who meet in the strangest of times. They discuss the ways the film not only eschews horror standards but manages to rewrite them in the simplest terms, as Alfredson's adaptation of John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel plays on the imagination and subtlety rather than more in-your-face scare tactics, creating a beautiful and compelling filmwatching experience. The two central characters' relationship is at the film's core, and the guys discuss the implications of that relationship in the mode of the vampire movie and this movie particularly, which seems to highlight a need for human connection, even for a monster. They also reveal what their own dealbreakers might be if the new girl next door catches their fancy and answer one of your own submitted questions about their own dream film adaptations.

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