Mindy is quickly consuming Penny Dreadful so we dive back into John Logan's tales of God's & Monters. Darren found a new love in Under the Shadow, the Iranian horror film in the style of The Babadook. Babak Anvari's haunted wartime story and Penny Dreadful are both on Netflix Streaming now.
In our second installment of Home Invasion Horror we take aim at those without motive. From the hyper-verbal Michael Pitt in Funny Games (2007) to the faceless children in Them (Ils, 2006), and The Strangers (2008) grand plan. Three intense movies and some home invasion advice for your listening pleasure.
We start the New Year with a recap of the awful-for-the-world, but good-for-independent-horror films 2016. Sharing our Top 5s, favorite show moments of the year, the news that we're now on letterboxd.com!
Also in this episode is a horror retooling of Baby It's Cold Outside to preview our Home Invasion 2 episode.
After last year's Christmas Classics of Horror episode, we thought we'd go pretty casual this Holiday. We present 2016's Christmas Fruitcake, where we sweep across all our streaming services for the scraps of holiday terror. A Christmas Horror Story (2015), Jack Frost (1997) and A Krampus Christmas (2015). We also discuss some peculiar history behind the legend of Santa.
Happy Holidays! Here's a short sketch we recorded working up to our return to Home Invasion Horror... Part 2: Because You Were Home
P.S. Mindy thinks everyone knows that legit vampires are supposed to be OCD.
For our latest Lunch Hour Review Mindy suffered through The Last Exorcism Part II (2013) and for some reason the newest installment in the Paranormal Activity series, The Ghost Dimension, but turned it around with her dive into the Glory Daze (2016), a documentary about Michael Alig and the NYC party monsters. Darren thoroughly enjoyed Oz Perkins's atmospheric poem of a film, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House (2016).
For our massive 100th Episode we explored Meta-Horror with Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), Scream (1996), and Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s Cabin in the Woods (2012). (Including material from our live Tweet with fans for New Nightmare.) We also shed a little light on perhaps the first Meta-Horror movie, Rolfe Kanefsky’s There’s Nothing Out There (1991).
Horror Film and Psycho Analysis; Freud’s Worst Nightmare by Jonathan Crane