Lewis Giles aka TherealLewser September 20, 2019 at 12:16 pm Reply Wow i had this on VHS i need to go back and watch this thanks guys for another great podcast PS don’t forget serpent and the rainbow
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Wow i had this on VHS i need to go back and watch this thanks guys for another great podcast PS don’t forget serpent and the rainbow
Hi Todd and Craig. My name is Kyle in Bowling Green, KY (hometown of John Carpenter). I discovered the podcast a few days ago and have already listened to a few episodes including The Guest, Ginger Snaps, and the Fly 2. I’ve enjoyed the breakdown of each film and both of your insights into the themes, symbolism, attention to practical effects, etc in the films your discussing. The Guest is a really fun Halloween film. Ginger Snaps after An American Werewolf in London may be the 2nd best werewolf film out there, and I have a similar experience with The Fly 2. Cronenberg’s classic is in my top 10 horror films of all time and I remember catching the sequel on tv as a kid in the early 90’s and liking it but being basically traumatized by the dog scenes. I’m sure it’s not as bad as memory serves but I haven’t been able to bring myself to watch it again due to the feeling I can still conjure from thinking about it for more than a second. Your all’s discussion brought me right back there lol and I couldn’t agree more. I look forward to catching up to previous episodes. You all have gained an avid new listener. I will be recommending the podcast to friends and will place a glowing review. Thanks for putting in the time to make these episodes happen! 🙂
Hi Kyle, so great to hear from you, your kind words, and many thanks so much for the long, thoughtful post! And if you have any requests, please let us know! This is what keeps us going. -Todd
Good day gentlemen! Thanks Todd. I’m really enjoying the show. I would like to request two low budget indie horror films for future episodes if you both are
interested? The first is a New Zealand Nazi cult/demon film set during WW2 on the eve of DDay that is surprisingly well acted with a nod to HP Lovecraft called The Devil’s Rock. My second request is a Canadian horror film called Black Mountain Side that is set in Northern Canada where a group of scientists accidentally uncover an ancient shrine that may have unleashed a malevolent deity or virus upon the camp. Although some of the acting is a mixed bag and there are obvious budget restraints it’s influences and homages including The Thing, The Shining, and Cronenbergian body horror are a lot of fun. I would like to hear both your opinions and breakdowns of both films as I have never heard these discussed before on other podcasts. Again beyond the limits of a rough around the edges lower budget these are both straight to video diamonds in the rough (ala Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon). Black Mountain Side is free on Tubi. Thanks! 🙂
Long time first time. Our local Comet channel has been blessing us with periodic airings of Witchboard this month. So now I’ve seen it. Thanks?
I also caught a possible future episode on Comet this weekend. It’s called Cellar Dweller and it has a nonsense setup, bad flirting, indeterminately-aged leads, and all the 80s. All your sweet spots!
Haha, thanks for the note! We’ll have to check out Cellar Dweller.