To celebrate our 150th episode we're celebrating the end of the world! We talk Apocalypticism, the study of doomsdays across different cultures and theologies. Having some fun with the idea, we focus on three end of the world comedies, Edgar Wright's The World's End, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's This is the End, with The Happening in between. For M. Night Shyamalan's Mark Wahlberg-helmed disaster we recorded our audio commentary and edited it down to the best parts for your listening pleasure.
Here is the Best Of edit of our movie commentary for M. Night Shyamalan’s THE HAPPENING. The version played in the podcast will be trimmed down from this, so enjoy this extended cut—of our abridged commentary.
After three years of podcasting we've amassed a fun collection of sketches and bonus content. So while we approach our 150th episode, we're having a look back and doing our very first Clip Show!
We take a look at the Netflix true-crime docuseries "The Staircase". Leaving spoilers for the second half of this episode, we take a deep dive into Kathleen Peterson's mysterious death and the court case surrounding Michael Peterson. Exploring the docuseries and beyond, we offer some armchair sleuthing as well as other sources for the listener to explore the case.
Long overdue, we take on Torture Porn and analyze it's place in modern culture. Comparing notes and how they've aged, we talk James Wan and Leigh Whannell's SAW (2004), and Eli Roth's Hostel (2005).
We return to talking about our favorite scary scores. We analyze a few classics and give some background on their production. Mindy goes deep with some theory, analyzing influences and recognizing that Bernard Herrmann is the Bach of movie composers.
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In our first part of our Sounds of Horror series we're talking about movie music. John Carpenter is back to score Halloween, and records and CDs are outselling music downloads, so it's a great time to talk about movie scores. We talk about some favorite director/musician combinations and the origins of putting music to film.