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#19: Halloween (1978)

#19: Halloween (1978)

October 31, 2018

We’re finishing off a very eventful October by reviewing John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic HALLOWEEN…on Halloween! Dave has somehow never seen this film due to his general disdain for the dead teenager/slasher genre. Ashley thinks he’ll love this homage to Hitchcock’s genre-defining PSYCHO, or at least enjoy watching her jump a foot and a half off the couch with every jump scare. So let’s watch the film that launched a thousand horror movie cliches and at least as many sequels. Turn on the lights, check the backseat, and always, always pay attention to warnings from dogs and kids named Tommy.

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#18: Don’t Look Now (1973)

#18: Don’t Look Now (1973)

October 7, 2018

October’s here and we, like the rest of the western world, have gone into spooky mode. This week we're talking about obscure psychological thriller, DON’T LOOK NOW (1973) directed by Nicolas Roeg. A portrait of grief with a bit of the supernatural mixed in, Dave’s pick stars Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as a couple coping with the loss of their young daughter.  A fan of late 60s and 70s psychological horror, Ashley finds plenty to love here, especially in the abandoned, labyrinthine Venice that serves as both backdrop and symbol in this film. Can this couple escape from a prophecy of doom?

Want to watch for yourself first? Ample spoiler warnings are provided so you’ll know to stop the episode before we discuss the ending.

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