Exploring the dynamics of alienation and community paranoia we discuss Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, and three small town films. Starting with Needful Things (1993), then the French-Belgium Calvaire (2004), and wrapping up with The Wicker Man (1973).
Time to do some catching-up and talk about some of the movies we've seen recently. We discuss Lights Out, Ghostbusters, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Darren updates about his role recording and editing for The Pumpkin Pie Show. And we have an unboxing of our merch! Plans are moving along to sell buttons, stickers, and magnets. #MacabreMonday
We're back to wrap up our series on Ryan Murphy's American Horror Story season 4, Freak Show. This time we delve into the Mütter Museum of medical curiosities, and the incredible personal stories of the actors and their roles.
Horror on the Highways! We talk three tales of the road: Wrong Turn (2003), Scenic Route (2013), and the Peter Fonda RV classic, Race with the Devil (1975).
Returning to the Ryan Murphy roadshow of horror we arrive at season 4, Freak Show. We cover the cast and their real-life counterparts, including many of the original cast of Freaks (1932). We study Todd Browning's cult classic film as the inspiration for this season's characters & themes.
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We cruise through three tales of the sea: Ghost Ship (2002), Triangle (2009), and The Reeds (2010). Also exploring the legend of ghost ship The Mary Celeste.
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We take a break from American Horror Story to update on John Logan’s lush genre-packed Penny Dreadful (now on Netflix Streaming), AMC's Preacher, and Hannibal Season 3 (now on Amazon Prime). Also, we are now on Patreon! Find us at https://www.patreon.com/rantsmacabre and join us for exclusive episodes, Watch-Alongs, fan-curated episodes and bonus content we haven't even thought of yet!
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We return to American Horror Story to wrap up our coverage of Season 5: Hotel. We talk about the season's highs and lows, and the rise of Elizabeth Taylor.