This first installment of our J HORROR series takes us to some weird places. We start with Japanese cultural aesthetics, and by the end are talking about Cyberpunk Dadaist music styles. All the while, we discuss 1977's House, and Shin'ya Tsukamoto's Tetsuo, the Iron Man (1989).
Welcoming Mindy back from her work trip we catch up and talk about what we've been watching. Mindy finished The Leftovers (Darren's finally hooked), started Riverdale, and hated Man Vs. Darren watched Beyond the Gates, and [in doing research for the Patreon episode on Jordan Peele's Get Out] went back to 1975's The Stepford Wives.
Mindy fights through walking pneumonia to bring you this grab bag of movies and documentaries. This week we review Dig Two Graves (2014), the new HBO documentary Mommy Dead and Dearest, the Eli Roth produced, Clown, and 2008's The Children.
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To celebrate our newest Patreon episode (where Darren watched Mindy's beloved St. Elmo's Fire for the first time), we're bringing you this bonus episode where Mindy watched Star Wars: A New Hope for the first time. Ever. As an adult.
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After losing the Save Horror Madness competition, the Women in Caskets decided our punishment should be Charles Band's Evil Bong: High 5. This steaming heap was AT LEAST as hard to sit through as last year's Dick Shark episode so I hope our edited commentary is as funny.
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In part 1 of our exploration of Spiritualism and the practice of séances we talk origins. Then we look at two classics, the Donald Sutherland-Julie Christie in Venice, Don't Look Now (1973) and The Changeling (1980) starring George C. Scott. These tales of loss serve as a high bar in the genre thanks to great concepts and performances.
It was a casual Friday recording to chat about Emiliano Rocha Minter's shocking We Are The Flesh (on Shudder now), and Mindy is newly obsessed with HBO's The Leftovers. (Darren is gunshy about Damon Lindelof projects.) We talk show prep and fill you in plans for upcoming episodes.