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Chad Lott

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 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.



Episode 9 – Beetlejuice (1988)

In this episode we are joined by DJ Nako to discuss Tim Burton’s 1988 film Beetlejuice. The conversation gets away from the film, but goes deep into music and the gothic subculture. If you’re of a certain age and your closet is full of black clothing, this is the episode for you. No need to send hate mail regarding Chad’s dislike of A Nightmare Before Christmas, Marc is slowly poisoning him with arsenic for his adoration of Tom Hanks and Mark Wahlberg.