This week, we head to the movie theater to check out the latest divisive thriller from Ari Aster, 2019’s MIDSOMMAR. The writer-director of HEREDITARY returns with more artsy horror, as a group of grad students heads to a small Swedish village for its annual mid-summer festival and discovers all sorts of bizarre and violent shenanigans. Grief, feminism, toxic masculinity, dance competitions, inbred oracles–all are present and accounted for, although whether they cohere into something substantial is certainly up for debate. The discussion gets heated. WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR MIDSOMMAR!!
This week, a war between angels in Heaven makes its way to earth in 1995’s ridiculous gore-fest THE PROPHECY, directed by Gregory Widen. God only knows how a slew of respected character actors got roped into this silliness, but if you ever wanted to see Christopher Walken as the archangel Gabriel play the trumpet with a gaggle of adorable moppets, or Viggo Mortensen threaten to shove feces into the mouth of Virginia Madsen, or Eric Stoltz french kiss a corpse, you could do a lot worse. Hell, this film so inspired our guest that he literally breaks into song. Heavenly forces are indeed at work here.
This week, our Month of Horrors Extravaganza comes to an end as we tackle 2006’s spelunking gore-fest THE DESCENT, directed by Neil Marshall. When six thrill-seeking friends take on an unexplored cave system, they battle more than just claustrophobia as they come face-to-face with some very pissed off gollums who seem to have an appetite for lying, cheating, one-dimensional, emotionally damaged individuals. Will our intrepid heroes make it out alive? Or will the obnoxious and reckless Holly ruin everything? Seriously, screw Holly. So take a listen and come explore Cave Sarah with us. (That came out dirtier than we wanted. It makes sense in the context of the film, we swear.)
On this week’s episode, we kick off our Month of Horrors Extravaganza with 2003’s JEEPERS CREEPERS 2, directed by human piece of garbage Victor Salva. In this very stupid sequel to the not-half-bad original, our old pal The Creeper is back, and he’s ready to feast on a bus full of high school boys who apparently are returning home from a basketball game where they were skins. Or it’s quite possible they are all just too dumb to understand how shirts actually work. Regardless, the ick factor is high with this one, and not for the reasons anyone intended.
On this week’s episode, SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! heads to the movie theater to check out 2018’s much-discussed and divisive thriller HEREDITARY, directed by Ari Aster and starring Toni Collette. So is this truly the scariest film ever made, or has A24 pulled another bait-and-switch on horror-loving filmgoers? And what the hell is going on in this movie, anyway? We’re going to get to the bottom of it all, and suffice to say, heads are gonna roll. WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!
Our Month of Horrors Extravaganza continues this week with 1992’s split personality thriller RAISING CAIN, directed by the divisive Brian De Palma. John Lithgow camps it up as the stupidly named Carter Nix and his multiple personalities. But which performance do we love more? The ineffectual husband? The leather jacket-clad, cigarette-smoking bad boy Cain? The Norwegian father with the laughable accent? Or the sensibly dressed and coquettish Margo? Somehow deadly sundials and Andrea from Beverly Hills, 90210 make their way into proceedings, but what proves most perplexing is the definition of the word ‘swarthy.’ We’re still baffled.
On this week’s episode we head to the movie theater and check out a film that critics love and audiences seem to despise, 2017’s “horror” flick IT COMES AT NIGHT. So what exactly is ‘it’? Why is ‘it’ coming? And, hey, why is the screen suddenly so tiny? We attempt to get to the bottom of it all, while wondering why the studio’s marketing team hasn’t yet been drawn and quartered. WARNING! THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS!!