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Episode 21 – The Babadook (2014)

The Babadook came out in 2014, but 2017 has been an exciting year for the titular monster of Jennifer Kent’s Australian horror masterpiece. Mr. Babadook is now officially an LGBT icon and we brought in a special guest, Andrew Sheets AKA Meredeath, to discuss what this all memes.



Episode 20 – The Conjuring (2013) & The Conjuring 2 (2016)

 

Fright Friends, this is a delightfully dark discussion drilling deep down into the films The Conjuring & The Conjuring 2: Judgement Da..er..,The Enfield…Case? Anyway, we discuss Ed & Lorraine Warren, cinematography, franchise juggernauts, and extended universes and overextended universities.

Episode 19 – Black Swan (2010)

Our extra special guest for this abjectively (no, not a typo) excellent episode is Monique Jenkinson, AKA Fauxnique. She is a multi-genre performing artist and choreographer whose work uses drag to consider the performance of femininity as a powerfui, vulnerable and subversive act. She has a background in ballet and does an incredible Slavoj Zizek impression, both of which we make a lot of use of in this conversation about Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film, Black Swan.



Episode 18 – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Is John Goodman’s character insane? Is he hypersane? Is he right? When does it pay to believe in conspiracies? We ask all these questions and more in our 10 Cloverfield Lane episode and explore the larger Cloververse and whether or not this expanded universe makes the actual movies any better.

Episode 17 – The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Cabin in the Woods is one of those horror films everyone seems to love. It’s smart, funny and for the purposes of this podcast, epically intertextual. Listen in to find out more than you ever wanted to know about horror tropes and the way your hosts, Marc and Chad, would prefer to be killed if a hundred nightmare creatures were suddenly released into their office space.



Episode 15 – Green Room (2015)

Eugene S. Robinson, writer and dapper tough guy, joins the show for a discussion of the 2016 punk rock thriller, Green Room. The conversation covers neo-Nazis in the early punk scene, what it means to be ready for violence, what is and isn’t authentic, and the best choice for desert island albums. Eugene is a great storyteller and shares great tales from his time in the art rock band Oxbow.

Episode 14 – Forrest Gump (1994)

Is Forrest Gump a pathological liar with an unhealthy obsession with a lost soul or a sweet and heroic man gifted with an absence of ennui? We go deep into the psychology of Robert Zemeckis’ enduring Vietnam War epic to find out what horror makes a man give up everything and travel America as a derelict. We also try to answer the enduring existential question, “is life really like a box of chocolates?”

Episode 13 – Pontypool (2008)

Fair warning, this episode is thick with weirdness. Marc and Chad discuss the 2008 Canadian film Pontypool. It’s about a language virus, which invites us to infect the discussion with William S. Burroughs, semiotics, pataphysics, Quebecoise separatism, and altered states. Strap your headphones on and get ready to look for Honey the Cat.