horror

131 | High Life

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Director: Claire Denis

Writers: Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, Andrew Litvack, Nick Laird

Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Andre Benjamin

Rated: R, Runtime: 1hr 53min

Released April 5, 2019; Available for rent on Amazon, iTunes

Synopsis: In the future, death row inmates are given the option to volunteer for scientific experiments in space. The volunteers are misled about the nature of the experiment, as well as the fact that their trip into space is one-way. Robert Pattinson plays Monte, & when we meet him he is the only surviving volunteer on the ship. He’s not alone, though. We learn that the experiments were on human fertility in space, which were apparently successful, as there’s a baby there with him.

As promised, here’s a link to conceptual artist Ólafur Eliasson’s page.


It’s finally time for some gd Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark! We don’t know about y’all but we are pretty dang pumped for this one. Join us as we discuss our childhood (and maybe adulthood) fear of Harold.

Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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130 | I Trapped the Devil

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Director/Writer: Josh Lobo

Stars: Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen, Susan Burke, Rowan Russell, Jocelin Donahue

Rated: NR, Runtime: 1 hour 22 min

Released July 3, 2019; Available on Hulu as of July 26

Synopsis: A man traps what he believes to be the devil and then begins a descent into crazytown. Things escalate for him when his brother Matt (AJ Bowen) and his SIL Karen show up, uninvited and unexpected, for the holidays.

In this ep, we discuss The Twilight Zone episode, The Howling Man. You can check it out here.


Next up, we’re takin a quick dip into SciFi territory with the A24 release, High Life. This movie is about living in isolation out in deep space, which is a notion that is scary enough for us to check it out for the show. So join us in a couple weeks!

Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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129 | Midsommar

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Director/Writer: Ari Aster

Stars: Florence Pugh, Jack Raynor, William Jackson Harper & Will Poulter

Rated: R, Runtime: 2 hours 27 min

Released July 3, 2019; Available in Theaters

Synopsis: A group of grad students from the US travel with their friend to his hometown in Sweden to experience their mid-summer festival. Among them is Dani, who has recently experienced a terrible tragedy, & her boyfriend Christian, who was considering breaking up with Dani just before said tragedy. Not only is their relationship on the rocks, this festival seems a little strange, too...

Various artists whose work was included in this film: Mu Pan, Ragnar Persson (he did all the art in the bunkhouse), and John Bauer.


Next up, recent festival favorite I Trapped the Devil. Check out that trailer. Cool premise, no? Rent it on demand & meet us back here in a couple weeks to discuss.

Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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128 | The Dead Don't Die

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Director/Writer: Jim Jarmusch

Stars: Everyone

Rated: R, Runtime: 1 hour 44 min

Released June 14, 2019; Available in Theaters

Synopsis: The story of the Centerville (“A Real Nice Place”) police force, who must deal (or not deal) with a horde of zombies who have overrun their town. The force is lead by Chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) & consists solely of officers Ronnie & Mindy (Adam Driver & Chloe Sevigny). Together with some very colorful citizens they attempt to understand just what has gone wrong in their sleepy burg & whether or not any of them will survive.


Next up, join us around the maypole as we review summer’s most anticipated film, Ari Aster’s Midsommar, and pray that our crops come in this year.

Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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127 | The Perfection

Director: Richard Shepard

Writers: Richard Shepard, Eric C. Charmelo & Nicole Snyder

Stars: Allison Williams, Logan Browning & Steven Weber

Rated: TV-MA, Runtime: 1 hour 30 min

Released May 24, 2019; Available on Netflix

Synopsis: Two former students at a prestigious music academy, Lizzie, a darling of the music world & Charlotte a has-been who left the profession years back, meet & hit it off instantly. Urged by their mentor, Anton, to perform a duet, the women find they have an intense connection that later leads them to make another connection back at their hotel. From there the two go on a wild ride of drugs, mutilation & revenge that is best not explained to the viewer in advance.


Next up, we’ve got the zombie flick from Jim Jarmusch, The Dead Don’t Die. If you like zombies, star-studded casts, and Jim Jarmusch, you’d be crazy not to check this one out.

Theme music: "Secret of Tiki Island" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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