The week, we are celebrating both our Month of Horrors Extravaganza and our 100th episode by taking on Nicolas Cage in his most deranged role–1989’s VAMPIRE’S KISS, directed by Robert Bierman. The Cagester himself stars as a publishing executive who becomes convinced that he is turning into a vampire, resulting in whole lot of bug-eyed looks, random hip thrusts, and an accent that can best be described as “unidentifiable.” And just when we thought things couldn’t get any better, the man puts in some plastic fangs. This could be a masterpiece.
Our month devoted to YA adaptations continues as we discuss 2008’s infamous vampire romance TWILIGHT, directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Watch as a grown-ass man over 100-years-old seduces an emotionally-stunted high school girl! Swoon as he obsessively follows her everywhere and watches her sleep! Your heart will skip a beat as she destroys every other healthy relationship in her life to please this hunky monster! To say the messaging in this film is troubling–especially in 2019–is an understatement, although we’re not entirely convinced author Stephanie Meyer was even self-aware enough to understand what the hell she was writing. Hardwicke, on the other hand, has no such excuse for her ridiculous filmmaking flourishes. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, then, that co-host Luke thinks this is one of the greatest films of all time. Team Jacob!!