85 | Better Watch Out

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85 | Better Watch Out

Director: Chris Peckover

Writers: Zack Kahn (screenplay & story), Chris Peckover (screenplay)

Synopsis: Ashley is a 17-yr-old who is about to leave her nice suburban neighborhood to go away to college. She agrees to babysit one last time for her neighbors, played by Virginia Madsen & Patrick Warburton. Their son, Luke, is 12 years old & has a crush on Ashley. Not long after the parents leave, strange things start happening. Are they really being terrorized by masked intruders? But it’s such a safe neighborhood!

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


Up next, a listener request! Join us in two weeks when we'll review The Pact, available on Netflix (in the U.S., at least).

84 | Gerald's Game

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Director: Mike Flanagan

Writers: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard (based on novel by Stephen King)

Synopsis: Jessie Burlingame & her husband Gerald travel to their secluded lake house for a romantic getaway to rekindle the spark in their stale relationship. Gerald has brought some handcuffs along to spice things up, but when he suffers a heart attack & collapses after locking Jessie up, she is forced to endure a hallucinatory nightmare.


Next up, we’ll finally be reviewing Better Watch Out. So you’d better watch out...for our next episode. 

83 | Leatherface

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Directors: Alexandre Bustillo & Julien Maury

Writer: Seth M. Sherwood

Synopsis: The movie begins in the mid 1950's, where we learn the Sawyer family, headed up by matriarch Lili Taylor, is up to their usual shenanigans. But when they murder the daughter of a local deputy, he responds by doing the sensible thing & taking the minor Sawyer children into state custody. When chaos erupts at the state home, a handful of wards escape (along with a nurse, who is having a terrible first day) and now it's the local deputy's job to track them down.


Stephen King is just sooo hot right now and since we'd never want to be considered "un-hip," we'll be jumping on the King-wagon to review the recently released Gerald's Game, which is now streaming on Netflix.

82 | Mother!

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Director/Writer: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence (mother), Javier Bardem (Him), Ed Harris (man), Michelle Pfeiffer (woman), the Gleeson brothers & Kristen Wiig?!

An unnamed woman (Jennifer Lawrence) lives in a secluded farmhouse with her husband, a famous poet who is struggling with writer’s block. While the man tries to write, the woman keeps herself busy by renovating the house, which had previously been almost completely destroyed by a fire. Things aren’t perfect (dude is pretty moody, emotionally unavailable, etc.), but she seems to be pretty content.

Everything changes when a guy shows up at their door, claiming he thought the place was a B&B. It’s Ed Harris, & he’s soon followed by his wife, Michelle Pfeiffer, then more & more people. Soon, both JLaw & the farmhouse (& the viewer!) begin to crumble under the weight of all the uninvited guests.

 


Next up, another entry into the Texas Chainsaw franchise. But wait! This one's helmed by the duo who brought you the ultra gory french extremity flick Inside. See, now we've got your attention. This one's available online now, so check it out, then check back here in a couple of weeks to see what we thought of it. Toodles!

Our Log Does Not Judge | Part 18

TWIN PEAKS
"There's some fear in letting go."

Ain't it the truth. Join the gals as they bid farewell to the return. What a great time we had this summer! Hopefully this doesn't come off as super maudlin, but with all the crazy, ridiculous crap happening in the world, it's been really nice to have Twin Peaks around again. We've been able to occupy our minds with this really neat puzzle for a while, which has given a lot of people a fun mental break. Also, & maybe more importantly -  it's nice to be reminded that, as terrible as humanity can often seem, we do make some damn fine art.

Thanks for listening to what our Log had to say. It's been tons of fun :)

These awesome posters for each new episode are made by Cristiano Siqueira

These awesome posters for each new episode are made by Cristiano Siqueira

81 | IT

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Director: Andy Muschietti

Writer(s): Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman

Synopsis: When kids start going missing in the town of Derry, a group of kids band together and discover that a sinister clown named Pennywise may be behind all of it.


Next up, we'll be seeing a movie that will, with any luck, be very upsetting and make us feel a bit funky all day. That's right, we're seeing Darren Aronofsky's newest movie, Mother!. Go see it, throw on some Danzing, and join us in two weeks for our review!

Our Log Does Not Judge | Part 17

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The penultimate episode starts just like we predicted it would, with everybody converging at the Twin Peaks Sheriff Department. Lucy, Andy & Freddie fulfill their destinies, we find out Naido's deal (but not the drunk's), & then... Well, then we go in a direction nobody predicted. The past dictates the future, indeed.

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We're in the home stretch, guys! Sandra & I would love to hear your thoughts on the season so far. As you may have noticed, we live for talking about this stuff. Hit us up here, there, anywhere, really. Dinner, literally any time.

80 | The Devil's Candy

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Director/Writer: Sean Byrne

Synopsis: After moving his family into a large farm house (which, of course, has a seeded history), a young father struggles against the satanic forces threatening them from within the house.  


Join us next time when we'll be talking about IT and whether or not it lives up to all the hype that we're hearing out on the interwebz. Join us, won't you? We have balloons...