103 | I Remember You

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Director: Oskar Thor Axelsson

Writers: Oskar Thor Axelsson, Otto Geir Borg, [novel by] Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Synopsis: A psychiatrist mourning the mysterious disappearance of his son is caught up in another mystery, when he is called in to assist a detective in the investigation of a suicide. An old woman has hung herself, but her body showed clear signs of abuse, which didn’t seem to come from her husband. Together they uncover her connection to another missing boy, one who disappeared decades ago, & whose apparition has begun to appear to the psychiatrist. Could these events somehow be connected to his own missing son?

Another plot line follows an uneasy trio who travel to the same area in Iceland to renovate an old cabin. The husband & wife have recently patched things up after a separation following the loss of their child. They are accompanied by a female friend, & there are clear unspoken conflicts at the heart of each person’s relationship with the other, though the nature of those conflicts aren’t revealed right away. Amidst the renovation montages & tense interactions with her husband & friend, the wife also begins to have visions of the mysterious boy.


Next movie will be the aptly-named rape revenge thriller, Revenge.

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102 | The Poughkeepsie Tapes

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Writer: Drew & John Erick Dowdle

Director: John Erick Dowdle

Synopsis: When police discover a trove of video tapes in an abandoned house they learn that a serial killer has been living in their town, & is responsible for dozens of what they had thought to be unrelated murders. The killer is an expert at throwing investigators off his scent, constantly varying his MO to baffle profilers. It is only through the killer’s meticulously catalogued tape library that authorities are finally able to connect the pieces, but by this time the mysterious figure is long gone.


Next movie will be Icelandic horror flick, I Remember You (currently streaming on US Netflix).

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud

101 | Hereditary

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Writer/Director: Ari Aster

Stars: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff & Milly Shapiro

Synopsis: We meet the Graham family shortly after the death of Annie’s mother, a strange & private old woman who had been living with the family during her illness. Annie is conflicted over her mother’s death, since they had been estranged on & off. Days after the funeral a horrible accident happens, & there is another loss in the family. This one hits everyone much harder, & they also have to contend with horrible nightmares & terrifying visions & sounds. As Annie copes with her grief she starts to suspect that unseen forces might be at work, guiding the events in their lives for some mysterious purpose.


For our next episode, we're dipping into our bag of listener suggestions and reviewing The Poughkeepsie Tapes. Join us in a couple weeks to discuss this cult classic found footage flick.

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100 | Jaws

99 | The Greasy Strangler

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Director: Jim Hosking

Writers: Jim Hosking & Toby Harvard

Stars: Michael St. Michael, Sky Elobar, Elizabeth De Razzo

Synopsis: Big Ronnie & his son, Big Brayden, give disco walking tours in Los Angeles, & really, really enjoy greasy food. Things are great between the two until an alluring woman enters their lives & they begin vying for her affection. Meanwhile, a grease-covered killer is stalking the city, murdering people they know. Could Big Ronnie know more than he’s letting on?


*cue Jaws theme music*


98 | My Friend Dahmer

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Writer/Director: Marc Meyers

Stars: Ross Lynch, Alex Wolff, Anne Heche & Dallas Roberts

Rated: R

Based on the critically acclaimed graphic novel of the same nameby Derf Backderf, the movie depicts Jeffrey Dahmer’s junior & senior years at Revere high school in Ohio from the perspective of his nerdy classmate. Derf & his friends took Dahmer into their circle junior year, after they were impressed by his bizarre outbursts at school, & Dahmer became the subject of a lot of his cartoons. After graduation, Derf & his friends lost touch with Dahmer. Derf was busy working for various publications back in the Akron, Ohio area after college, & we all know what Dahmer was up to. In 1991, after learning of Dahmer’s arrest & confession, Derf & his friends got together to reflect on their memories of Dahmer, & struggled to understand how the guy they knew had become one of the most heinous serial killers of all time. This led Derf to publish a number of Dahmer-related strips in his comic, The City, which eventually became My Friend Dahmer the comic book, then My Friend Dahmer the movie.

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Meet us back here in two weeks when we'll be talking about Ghost Stories, one of two horror movies starring Martin Freeman to come out recently. The other being Cargo, which was immediately nixed by my cohosts as soon as they heard the word 'zombie.' Sorry, Cargo!

97 | A Quiet Place

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Writers: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, & John Krasinski

Director: John Krasinski 

Synopsis: Real life husband & wife John Krasinski & Emily Blunt play parents struggling to protect their children in a post apocalyptic world. When we meet them they are walking barefoot through a deserted town in search of supplies. We learn quickly that the world they live in is also inhabited by monsters who attack solely based on sound. Their daughter is hearing impaired, so the family has a unique advantage over most - they can communicate with sign language. Even so, tragedy strikes in the opening sequence, & we jump forward in time to see how the family is coping with the loss. Will the family survive despite the turmoil that alienates them from each other?

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud


Next time we'll be reviewing My Friend Dahmer, the biopic based on Derf Backderf's graphic novel of the same name. Check it out on demand & meet us back here in two weeks to discuss.

96 | The Endless

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Writer: Justin Benson

Directors: Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead 

Synopsis: Justin & Aaron are brothers who escaped a UFO death cult 10 years ago. When we meet them they’re scraping by in LA as house cleaners & on the verge of having their shared car repossessed. Aaron, the younger of the two, remembers the cult fondly as a place where they enjoyed the outdoors & ate fresh food instead of the ramen they’re stuck living on now. Justin sees his younger brother as his responsibility & insists that he’s forgetting about the weirder aspects of the place. When they are sent a mysterious videotape from Camp Arcadia, Aaron convinces Justin that they should return there for the sake of closure. What they find seems to be an idyllic commune full of people having bonfires, making craft beer & just generally living their best lives. Aaron is enamored, but Justin is skeptical. Just what do they mean by the Ascension? And where are those pictures & videotapes coming from?

Intro/Outro music courtesy Peter Perfect. Check him out on Instagram | Soundcloud


Next up, we weigh in on the critically adored box office smash A Quiet Place. So visit your local multiplex (being careful to avoid loud snacks) & join us back here in two weeks to discuss.

95 | Marrowbone

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Director/Writer: Sergio G. Sanchez 

Synopsis: A family flees from their criminal father in England to America in the 1960s, & attempt to hide away in a secluded country house. When their mother dies, the eldest son, Jack, is determined to keep the family together at all costs. With the help of his love interest, Allie (Anya Taylor-Joy), Jack struggles to keep the secret of Marrowbone from getting out.

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Next up is a movie we've been anxiously waiting for...The Endless. Brought to you by one of our favorite movie duos, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Spring, Resolution). The Endless will get a theatrical release on April 6, 2018 - so if it's playing at a theater near you, we highly recommend checking it out before you tune in for our review.

94 | Haunters: The Art of the Scare

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Director/Writer: Jon Schnitzer 

Synopsis: Part of the “hobby” docs sub-genre, like King of Kong, this documentary gives us an introduction into the history of haunted attractions, some explanations as to why people have always been drawn to attractions like these, & finally & most compellingly, it shows us some of people responsible for creating the scares. We meet a few lucky haunters who have been able to parlay their passion into a successful career, but by & large we follow the ones who still have day jobs, & who are balancing their hobby with the other aspects of their lives with varying degrees of success.

Haunters official website

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