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Oh, sorry Did I break your concentration? Somewhere between science and superstition? sites to show you Strange Aeons. Welcome to Strange Aeons radio. That's Eric over there. Hello. That's Vanessa over there. Hello. That must mean I'm Kelly. We are back now one week from the Lovecraft Film Festival. We did a little wrap up while we were there. But Vanessa, I got to tell you our our tasting on Sunday and Jen was spectacular. Then we followed it with a visit to I believe it's pronounced hail Pele which is a famous tiki bar down and it was so much fun. Yeah, anyway, I saw the photos and I was very jelly. So lots of beautiful women and tight dresses, blaming drinks and then throwing powdered cinnamon on it to make them explode. It's really cool that we lucked out is one of the guys who went because I get regular and they have like a specific area that's kind of quartered off just a little bit that you have to reserve Yeah, apparently people who hadn't reserved canceled their reservation so as we're coming in the lady looks at him and goes, how many people in your group like eight or something's like don't want to use that. It's so good. It was it was fun. food was great. The drinks are great and the atmosphere is great and of course the company was fantastic. Amazing. So that was really cool. Okay, say that the one of the last blocks of shorts we saw was full of incredible show Yeah, that was really awesome good stuff Shawn up final day and then of course this weekend as we're recording this right now is the streaming Did you do anything with the streaming you can get them and you'll have until like Tuesday to start watching them Okay, I'm gonna I've watched a little bit probably watch a bunch Yeah, next couple days as much as I can. Is it the same content or is it it's different whoa can catch your favorite movie again though because it's only available on the west coast. Is it the one that starts with the white paper because I'm I'm good I'm just get it if I would rewatch the first five minutes oh and then yeah yep. I think we're just starts with huh okay, where's this gonna go and then nothing app coming soon from strangers on radio the dumbest reviews Well, I gave it I gave it a comfortable way see what that could mean a lot of different things it's no no no. That watching a Serbian film is really uncomfortable in this room. I'm sweating I'm sweating so much well I cannot wait until next year when hopefully knock on wood it's actually full full scale and I can come out for all three or four days Yes. Really make a whole thing of it. I'm glad you were able to make it even further the short Mountain mutale News It was so much fun to meet people perfect small version of the moon in six pants and all this got all the a lot of the really really cool stuff. Yeah, I'm very very happy that I was able to come down yeah, yeah. Was there something Eric you were gonna say? Oh, just about the shorts. I got there. Well, when I got home then I was thrilled to find out that available for rent on Amazon was the night house. Oh my god, I watched this last night. Well let's talk about it. Okay, without too many spoilers it's kind of tough to talk about it without spoilers. I had been really really looking forward to this Yeah. And I thought the photography was fantastic. Oh, I thought the acting was really good. Yeah, I thought the story was surprisingly shallow and everything I thought it was going to be Oh, everything you thought it was going to be well everything I thought it was going to be based on the first 20 minutes I was like, Oh, the twists is going to be something something and then it was like Oh, that was the twist. I had a kind of similar experience. Um, although I will see what the photography and with the shot design I was genuinely creeped the hell out. Yeah, there was multiple times where I was like squirming in my seat which doesn't happen often with phones anymore. So that It was really enjoyable. But yes, the story I was like, are you guys gonna like explore? Nope, you're gonna go further into it. Nope. Well, cool. I guess I'm glad for all the hints of cool stuff that we didn't go further into amazing. I mean, I liked it. Yeah, I didn't love it. But that that means I was just a tad disappointed because I've been looking forward to it for so long. Yeah, yeah, I hadn't heard too much about it other than like, the basic basic concepts. So I wasn't I went in pretty, pretty vanilla. wasn't super high expectations. And it meant that there you go, did not exceed vanilla, another stellar review. No, it is worth it is worth watching. Especially if you watch a lot of horror films or you just want to get creeped out. There are some really effective, interesting ideas they throw in there that I have not seen before that I really liked. called the night house. It's got that chick who keeps showing up in horror films in it. Her last horror film was Godzilla vs. Kong. Oh, okay. Yeah. Was she in that? domain scientist? Oh, yeah. That's right. Yeah, this is your favorite movie of all time. I only watched it for the giant Godzilla slash monkey fight. You didn't watch it for podcast, you're saving the world? I sure didn't. You know, but maybe on a second review any more attention than I already did? Well, I got to go into theaters and see a special, very special little film that's bouncing around, then, um, ah, tell, um, I've heard stuff about this. I would wonder what you've heard. Um, so I okay, the the full disclosure, the first that, um, I liked way more than I should have. And everyone hated it. And I was like, This is so fucking fun. It's so stupid and so fun. And I just kind of lost myself to it and really enjoyed it. So this one, I was like, everyone's gonna hate it bomb. And I love it. That was not the case. It was. It was like somebody had edited out six very important scenes. And I think that's exactly what happened. They went from an R rating to a 13. Very quickly, they carved out a lot of stuff that should have been really good, grotesque and crazy. There are scenes where you're like, why are you over there now? Like, why is this girl doing this at all? That makes no sense. It just feels like it's missing a lot of connective tissue. And that makes it a difficult experience. It seems over the last few years. Not Tom Hardy has done a lot better job of picking films than Tom Hardy. I know. I'm like team not Tom Hardy right now think what a great actor who's done some great stuff who just like you know, you can't do the superhero movies, but go off and do something really interesting to man because he's so good when he's Oh, okay. Well, I will say he actually gave it his best. But that script was garbage for him. They really did not give him an opportunity to do anything other than be the same tone mid level, slightly neurotic. Well, very neurotic. kind of annoying guy for the whole film. I think he played as best he could with it. But there was nothing there for him than him was way more interesting than him. Let's back up a little bit. You said that they went from an R rating to pG 13 Yes, so that surprises me because the original is pG 13. I know. So they were gonna go they were gonna go harder because they were like, well, it's fuckin venom. Why not? But and this is spoiler territory. Oh, no. Have you guys I still haven't seen the first one. Have you heard the big news about venom? The big news. The big news I heard was that, uh, sucked more than it should? Yeah, okay. Well, here's here's the thing that's gonna blow your mind in the credit sequence you learn that venom has entered the multiverse and he will be a part of probably the Spider Man movie. I did hear that there was a possibility I might show up. Yep. So that is a big like, Oh shit. Like it's happening. They've got like Tom Hardy or is now sorry, Tom Holland, on the TV. All together on the TV screen that he's watching he and his like world slightly breaks and he goes from one place to another. And so I think what happened is venom the creators slash people behind venom got the opportunity to throw it into the Marvel Universe and they were like, well, Fuck yes. And they're like, yeah, it's got to be a PG 13 then and they took that offer. That is my guess. That makes sense. Yeah. Tie it to a better script. If they put out I'm thrilled for the blu ray version were they given our version of this because I am going to love that movie I'm sure of it was Woody Harrelson um, you know what super super miscast, but I really enjoyed him he, like he killed it I don't think he was. I think that character probably should have been acted by somebody else but considering he's like too old and like they dyed his hair stupid. He really went for it and it was very enjoyable to watch him. He had a great fucking time you could tell he can do that. I've seen him do that in a lot of shitty films where he's just like, he don't care. Yeah, What a bummer though to get Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson together in a movie and it just be shit. It's just like I said, the connective tissue is missing. You're like, Oh, I bet there's a really good reason why they're doing what they're doing right now. I'm sure there's a great scene where they fuck each other up or there's just more stuff in there but that that core storytelling moments are just missing. And I don't know if that was just cut for time or cut because of the braiding or what but there's some shit that's not there. Well, that is a bummer to hear. But not a surprise. No. 100% It is a hot fucking mess. Firewatch also watched a Disney production. Oh, brand new one by petard and mansion. Oh my god. Now Yeah, came out Friday. How was it? It was fine. Oh, there's there seems to be two schools of Muppet fans that that love the original show. And then they did that one for a little while that was on TV. It's kind of like the office. Yeah, that got them in all kinds of trouble because they're doing adult jokes. And so if you ever watch the original is your introduction to the Muppets, the Muppet Babies or something. 100%. You think that this is a kid show because it wasn't originally. And this very much veers towards that. Oh, very, very kids oriented. And oh, it's cute. And it's fun. It's only 55 minutes for a reason. Yeah, yeah. Is it all the main players Kermit Miss Piggy. Even Fozzie are kind of shoved to the background. They're like at a party that Gonzo and the Trump guy are trying to get to. So they appear like in calls and occasionally, but it's kind of like, the way Gonzo and him did the Muppet Christmas Carol. It's sort of that way. But the story around it isn't nearly as good. I mean, it's fun. It's fine. I'm glad it wasn't an hour and a half, unfortunately, but I and I've seen a lot of people just love it. And my first my first thought is like what was your introduction to my pet to the Muppet Treasure Island and Muppet Babies? Because I mean, did it feel good? Christmas Carol is very like, kids friendly, but it's a fucking great films. Yeah. So I was wondering whether or not it had any of that kind of tonality to it. Now the reason Muppet Christmas Carol works so well is Michael Caine. Michael Caine takes it completely. Seriously. Yeah. Michael Caine. That's right. He is not working. he embodies that character and plays it's so real, that the Muppets are just the goofiness going around a very serious story that he's telling. So it works really well. But yeah. But potentially really fun thing to do. That's, that's, that's just fine. And they're just stuck in this Haunted Mansion, or they're trying to get to the Haunted Mansion. I'm not entirely certain. There's a couple random songs, that one's kind of good ones kind of, okay. But it's sort of like, well, if you're going to do a musical do a musical do like five, six numbers. Yeah. And they did to none of which the Muppets were the key singers. It was. What's your name from Empire and some guy that seemed familiar, but I didn't bother to look up who he was. And they were the main singers. It's almost like it was made by Muppet people that were kind of unsure of them. It's like I know he died a long time ago, but Brian Henson did some pretty good shit. Yeah, I wonder you know, when they kind of rebooted it with that film with Jason Segel. Oh yeah. Very good. Yeah, that film was a blast and then like they followed it with a sequel that was pretty so so like, immediately afterwards, it's almost like they didn't get it right off the bat. Even what had made that reboot work so well. Yeah, good point. So yeah, I don't know. I want to talk about something that we haven't talked enough about. I don't know if I've said anything about it. But chapel Wait, I know nothing of Us. It's On epics. You don't have epics. Most people should probably wait, what is epics. Just another one of those streaming channels. You know, making Pay for crackle still exists or what is yeah epics epics popped up near the very end the cable is for like the Showtime HBO and a whole mess of weird little ones and epics was one of those epi acts cuz I can austrie I could I just in my mind that was exactly what it looked like there was a big ol x that larger than the whole rest of the word the thing is is a chapel wait is a I believe it's a 10 part series starring Adrian Brody and it is based on a very short Stephen King story called Jerusalem's lot which itself is kind of a prequel to Salem's lot but it's set a couple 100 years before Oh interest will Adrian Brody plane back in time sounds good. I gotta tell you this is this is a little shaky. Some of the acting is a little shaky. It's some of the sets are a little shaky. Adrian Brody is acting his ass off and you're just in it because he's in it so much. And I gotta say, I'm really loving it. It's um, it went different than the than the short story which was very Lovecraft in and had some kind of ghoulish ghouls type things. And about five episodes into this they kind of drop on you. Oh, we didn't tell you. This is about vampires. Vampires are like classic scary vampires. And they've kind of tied this whole idea of why vampires might be attracted to this little town of Jerusalem's lot. Oh, and I don't know how I feel about that. But I do. I do really enjoy this show. I think the last episode is coming up this week, so I've just really really been loving it. I don't think enough people are talking about it because nobody even knows it's on. It feels like they're aeons little mini Aeons where we go between zombies and vampires and zombies and vampires. And we're back in the vampire isn't that the political cycle when the democrats are in power vampires are hot because society thinks that they are draining us of all of our life when the republicans are in power zombies are hot because that they're you know, zombie trolling and all of that stuff so I think that's what I saw was not making that up that might makes nine years of Obama would go against that a little bit unless you know, you don't think of him as a Democrat. Because zombies have been huge for I mean, since 2002, I think Yeah, yeah, now we're eating that dead horse It is like rotting on the ground and we're still picking up that stick maybe there's more than beating every once in a while there is every once in a while you get a girl with all the guests or train or something like that. Yeah. And look, I don't need army of the dead I don't need any of this shit. But if somebody is going to make something interesting, vampires or zombies are malignant is good is good. Yeah, yeah, well, wait a second monster is monster box make me say that malignant was good. I enjoyed it. This This brings me to something I've been thinking about in a sidebar, Vanessa, you won't be able to talk about your next film. I'm gonna take I saw this review for I read this review for Midnight Mass, okay. And this guy hated it. Okay, and he is gay. I believe he was raised very Catholic. And he basically wrote this big long thing about how this movie or this series really upset and because they could have said this about the church and they could have done this they could have used this to say how bad the church was but instead it seemed like the church was helping and all these parts and everything and it really came out after reading this very long article was this show sucks because it was not what I wanted it to be Yeah. And I worry sometimes that I do this you do and haunting of Hill House comes to mind right? But that's based on something and so it was not what it was supposed to be not what I wanted it to be. Yeah, and that's what my experience with Bly Manor was because I was like fucking turn on the screw I already know what's going to happen. And then it didn't so that was good. Oh, it did in the first episode, and then they are or or say a movie like the Yellow Wallpaper. Yeah, well, that goes right to that. That didn't tell the story there. Well, right. But I guess my point is, well, the Yellow Wallpaper falls into another thing that I find myself doing that I want to get away from which is trashing low budget films, right when you know when we all know how fucking difficult it is to even get a film finished much less distribution in front of people and all this. And you know I want to train myself to hit up instead of down yeah, but there's still people like Jason Hawkins Don't you dare edit I can make shitty movies. The shitty movie part doesn't bother me as much as the prick part, you can't be a prick and make bad movies. Um, this is I think this is the thing you want to be careful of. And it sounds like what this guy fell into films should not be there for you as a therapy outlet. Specifically, your form of therapy is not going to be met. But like this guy was had a horrible time at the Catholic Church. He had a really specific experience that he wanted addressed, and they didn't address it in the way that would have been most helpful to him. That's a good point. Yeah, yeah. Like this wasn't, I mean, like, I went to a Catholic school and I had this experience you're talking about with the Wicker Man, right? Like I first member hated The Wicker Man, because it didn't do the things or it felt insulting or whatever. And then I realized I was being a fucking moron. And watching something like midnight mass. This isn't about what I feel about the catholic church or what I went through. It is a story that takes place in a place with a certain religion with certain characters that has nothing to do with me. Yeah, I almost felt it was a more directed towards people that didn't necessarily have Catholic Church upbringing, right? Because it had a lot to me, it had a lot of the weirdness that Catholicism brings and the way it's viewed from the outside, looking in. And I thought it nailed that aspect. That's crazy to me, because when I watched all those moments, I was like, Oh, I feel it. Almost like returning home. I might not like that home, but returning to it because it felt like oh, yeah, I remember as an altar server having to do that, where you wash the thing, or you prep this or you like, you know, I was the, it's great to me that they managed to do both. And that they managed to nail the weird shit that you're talking about. We were like, What the fuck are they doing that weirdness for? And why are they all singing slightly out of tune to some weird hymnals that have been there for 100 years, and no one ever wrote very well in the first place. And to me, I'm like, Oh, God, I remember singing those songs. Like I really literally remember those songs. So that's impressive. I think that's really good writing. And I'm sorry, that guy had that experience. But I think he needs to take himself out. And I don't think that you have to worry on that level. So long as you give yourself a beat to go. Am I mad at this because of something in me or Am I mad at this? Because there's something with it? Right? Yeah, I think it's, you know, I'm really good at explaining like malignant is a bad movie that I ended up enjoying. Yeah. And kind of really reveling in some of its badness. Yeah, but for some reason, I can't just say for the opposite type of film. This wasn't made for me. And I'm going to try and get myself into that kind of yeah level. I was like, You know what? You used to be really good at that. I didn't realize you'd gotten so far at first you got so far away, but you used to really good at that. Talk about movies gone. Now this good movie, but this was not made with me in mind. Well, maybe I just needed to hear you say that because I don't want to say it about myself. changed your mind. Just fuck off now. Vanessa? Oh, I do get a turn. I was gonna say Vanessa I'm sorry we use up all your time. Eric Hold on, hold on. So one thing that I do think we should talk about this week. What if finished? It did I have not seen like the last three or four episodes Oh man. Really? They're so short. whenever it's something along these lines that I also watch Medina you know that can get delayed a lot. I would imagine. I'll probably be done watching it by like, Tuesday this week. Okay, you know what, Kelly? What if was, it just wasn't made for me in mind. Oh, okay. You don't like the way it ended? No, I loved the last Don't worry about you. No, no, I'm trying to think of how to like coherently say this. Actually. I really liked how it tied up and the last episode, but I hated the entire ride. Wow Yeah, I just I didn't like the art I thought the voices were only half the times good. The Thor episode wanted me to pull out my own hair. Because it was like a fucking Looney Tunes. Thor. fun experience for me. Why is Loki here as a douchebag when I just spent like 10 episodes learning why I should love Loki and now I'm like, well, this fucking morons here. So there's just a lot of like, I didn't enjoy a lot of it there was a few moments here and there that I thought were good I like the overall concept I love that there's a watcher I like that this is all spinning itself into something and that it all got connected at the end doesn't matter what Loki like acts like and what if I know because it has nothing to do with that to be watched with with him so that's what a complete crap that may you know I know they're using it to spin into something inevitably but the series itself was just speculative fiction well that's the thing I think this is an amazing experience for people who grew up reading the Marvel Comics and see that and who had like eight different versions of what was going on with it or all at the same time. You know, like I'm still wrapping my head around that I'm reading more and more of superhero comics and it's always a little bit of a okay is this the version where Batman's son has a thing or is it not yet Is he dead? Is he not yet like there's a lot of that and I think when you were raised or not raised on that but when you have already immerse yourself in that something like what if is a joy because you get to see what other random shit happens and for me I'm like I've already spent time emotionally connecting to characters in a very specific way. I'm like I don't want to fucking see this I don't care that's cool that's all I'll say one thing that surprises me about this and that is you saying that you didn't like the art because I think the animation is just fucking gorgeous and it is really gorgeous I just personally didn't enjoy it like no seriously it is good it's extremely good What would you rather it look like more cartoony yeah like they do more Hannah turtles types Yeah, like more closer to the I think that Disney like cartoon shows that they have where it's just like a little more hand drawn or it feels almost like paintings it looks like Disney to me. Yeah, it looks like Disney and it is the it is the top thing about it I think that some of the episodes have been better than others but I think the art brings me to it every time it's definitely great art I just don't I'm just not sold on it at all. I don't know why I wish I could tell you I kind of get that in the the I get a lot of that from some of the anime stuff especially when anime have giant battles were running and it's like this weird line thing and the golf after rather and there's more lines cuz they're going faster like wait what is this crap? And I know that's what a lot of people love about it. Yeah, cuz that's something I love about that. But with this I'm like, I don't know maybe growing up watching Disney films like I'm just like, oh, my goodness, breakout and song. gonna come and take you away. blackwidow he's gonna show up with his horse. Where's the where's the little birdies on? On Oh, here's the only in the only other complaint that I want to address with my words. As opposed to my dad so do the rest of my oh my god, I can't do Captain Captain Marvel. They are trying so hard to make us give a shit about her. They're trying so hard. Like every other episode is like, look how cool Captain Marvel is. Look, she's great. Um, like, if you didn't sell it in the film, you're not going to be able to sell it with her like cameo appearances. Yeah, but I mean as a woman I'm speaking about me now you don't you feel good that they've given somebody with Superman level powers to young girls. I liked the movie. I don't like her appearing at random as like the babysitter like it's almost like nails on chalkboard to me at this point. I'm like oh, so the woman has to come in to bitch out the fun guys. Well, I didn't feel like that but the problem with Captain Marvel is she is so overpowered marine that if she was just on Earth, she could just take care of Earth. There would never be a problem she's so powerful. She's so fast. So they have to send her out into deep space where all the time where if she if a beeper totally, totally theory centered Yes. Yeah, no, I don't mind the concept of her. I just don't like how she's used and what if women are so mean to other women? I know right? It's the worst. We are bad. We are bad people. I will be the first to admit it. I wish I was a better woman but here we are. Oh my god. All right, well then go with mine next quickly. I also went to theater experience. The First Gulf sold out theater I've been in yet although the nice cinemark big chair sorbets stay away, but no time to die. Oh my god. How is it needed about half an hour shaved off of it. But other than that, it's pretty good. This is the news. James Bond Yeah. Ah, and you know, speaking of the women, the women kick ass in this movie, or unfortunately one of them is fantastic, but she's only in like, a segment. And then as I kept expecting her to show up again Oh, but she didn't. The other bond. No, she's in a fair amount. Okay. She's pretty good. The double oh seven. Yeah, yeah. It's a good Bond movie. It's gonna piss off a lot of bond fans, but it's a good Bond movie. That is always the case. But you know, especially these days Yeah, it's always gonna piss off the bond fans. It's fine. resorts x&y, used to watch and go away. Yeah. Tell me this. Does the title refer to someone who's about to die and somebody else going this is no time to die? Or is it? Wait a second way too busy right now. No time to die. I feel like those titles mean nothing ever. Like they're always nonsensical. It's a it's a James Bond title that Yeah, there's no nobody says don't die? I don't believe so. But might as well just call it plenty of time to die. Or just time to die. That's right. The Quantum of Solace. I remember loving that movie and then finally going the fuck does quantum she know? Nothing. That means a measure of solace. That's very helpful to that film, I'm sure you know, a measure of a piece or something like that. And I was like, Okay, I mean, that's the like, it just sounds interesting. And it's not the same title as one of the other James Bond movies. Right? That's all we care about. Yep. Diamonds Are Forever. Is it? really that important? You know? Alright, Moonraker. I mean it's cool. There's a moon live in that die is probably my favorite. Bought title because it just sort of Yes, exactly. Live in led by you mother. I always like to remember when Connery came back for the not licensed bond one Never Say Never again. Wow, yeah, that went head to head with one a Roger Moore's. Yeah, I know. It was amazing. Oh, I think Yeah, it was. Alright guys, we have gone way off the rails here. So I'm going to bring us back by saying let's take a break. Somebody Take a deep breath in order. And then when we come back, we're going to be talking horror comedy. No, in the basement. Get in the running car. You crazy. You're in a horror movie. You make poor decisions. Because what you do if you want to save 15% or more on car insurance is what's the Geico It's what you do. We have returned here. This was your sub genre pick. Yes, it was because you know, it's comedy year comedy Halloween. I don't know. You know, Halloween comedy, and let you write to do that again. I don't mean it's not gonna get better. We believe you can do it. Basically, I picked this one because, you know, it sounded good. We haven't talked about in a long time. You know, comedy long. It may have been pre Vanessa. It might have been if it wasn't, it was very, very early into my time, because I was I was gonna say this was actually really fun for me, because I hate comedy movies. So finding one that I didn't hate was exceptionally great. I'm still curious to dive into the psychology of that. I hate comedy. I do. No one is so funny. Shit, but no. Funny. Everyone's irritating. That jokes are bad. Okay, well on that note, I'll just dive right in. What's your pick horror, comedy, comedy loose, more like biting satire, satire than a comedy but 2021 of the columnist. votes for the vegan force called elephant climb. My famous online habit is to indulge with Twitter, Facebook, all the content is not that good of a nice visual ish. You Yeah, you're still in the middle books. Okay. Still good first open stones file spits in God's moving goods first. That's clear for you meaning for skin. Oh snap. Rotten Tomatoes ratings are interesting. The the reviewers give it at crowd gives it 56. Whoa. And I think I know exactly why it's new enough they really couldn't find much on budget. Because you know, they think they're still shutter has it, but it doesn't seem like that's a permanent place for him. No box office, but it was largely a, I'm pretty sure it's festival and shutter and a couple it says, Hey, we'll stream it. So that's where I went. Directed by Ivo van art. Lots of TV directing. He's, they're based out of the Netherlands. And so lots of television and shorts, written by Dan windhorst. Same basically worked on a lot of the same things. What a name, wind or wind or spur actually is probably windhorst stars. You might recognize this name if I say it right. Catch herbers now the lead actress from evil. Oh yeah, that's actually why I wanted to watch this. Cool. So she was an evil and Westworld and lots of TV TV in the Netherlands. So apparently English is her second language, which I never caught no idea. I assumed that actually did her speaking. Yeah, totally. Yeah, the way she talks I was and I think I thought she was Spanish. Actually. No, no. Wow. Let's see who else is in this. Gino de Grote. Lots of Netherland Tv artcraft kutub. Yeah, same as the others. So basically, it seems like a group that got together that worked together a lot on a bunch of TV shows and said, hey, let's make a movie starts with her name is femke. And it's on a new show, sort of your typical Talking Heads yelling at each other about crap. things. Like turns out she's a journalist who wrote a article about Black Pete. And it's the same date. I'm not familiar. He's the Nordic tradition of Ah, yeah, you know better than I am. I'm not like you. The there's the the Nordic. Who's the guy? The Krampus Krampus. Yeah. has an assistant. I had no idea. He's like his elves or something. I don't know. But it's named Black Pete. And well, if you're familiar with the Netherlands, you're familiar with the fact that they're like, I don't know. 90% White, they're very white. I so there's a lot of what amounts to blackface being done. Every Christmas. Yeah, celebrating Black Pete. So black peed is his first name refers to a skin color. Not his soul. Color. Probably a little bit low B. So she wrote a her basic column is just fluff fun, entertaining, light stuff household what I had for breakfast kind of stuff. And then she wrote this one article and got destroyed. is you know, mean, I know this never happens to women on Twitter or Facebook, but it happened to her. You wonder why I'm not on Twitter, right? So she's battling with this guy who's just a horror, who's he's not a he's a news guy. But he's a horror writer. He writes horror novels. As she's leaving, she decides to check out her twitter feed and of course, it's brutal. And ends it with her saying Well, I guess I'm done with Twitter. And of course, you know, two or three C's later, she Back, scrolling through Twitter trying to see what's going on the opening credits are actually really cool. It's a I keep getting these movies with cool opening credits as opposed to movies, you know that don't do them anymore. And it's just this this model train. It starts off kind of thinking it's real, but it becomes a model train as is driving through, which actually does come back later on in the movie. And now she's also currently she meets with her boss who wants her to work. She's supposed to be writing a book and the book isn't going well. We've got hard deadlines like don't give me writer's block. I don't believe in writer's block. Okay, I won't say it. I guess. The threats continue to get nastier and harder. It's very reminiscent of both a comic book one game and a GamerGate or the Zoe Quinn. No, I think that's her name. Kind of reminiscent of that kind of stuff like, you know, rape you and kill you and all that. Oh, sure. Yeah, I mean, there was like a slew of ladies who got that But yeah, I think it started with Zoey and going to the police of course is as effective as you would imagine it would be in a movie like this. So completely ineffectual. And as she's trying to write, one of the big problems that's running into her writing is her neighbor is remodeling his house and building new fences in the back and all this stuff. So it's all day long. And she finds out that he's actually one of the people on Twitter that's been writing shit about her. So she looks outside sees he's on top of her house and she wanders outside and pushes him off. Okay, she's on top of her own house, not she's looking out a window and notice that he's on there. They're in like a duplex. Okay, connected house, okay. And she looks out and sees he's there. She just climbs out her window and like, so he's not a problem anymore. very cathartic. And she continues the the, the romantic entanglement actually turns out to be the guy she was battling with on TV. They meet us at a separate event. Find out that he is full of shit. He's purely playing a character. And he's actually the nicest guy in the entire movie. The nicest person actually the entire movie. Wow. And so he's the moral compass. Oh, she has no ability to recognize so this continuous Of course so a side story is her daughter's battling with her principal, she wrote a headline in the paper that had fucking in it principles like we really shouldn't say that free speech so let me save whatever the fuck I want to so there's a battle going on with that. And she's kind of a neat character she has a nice little go around where by the end it wraps around where her mom was supposed to show up to give a speech supporting her but she ends up saying the speech herself and it's a nice little character arc for her that's really good Kelly's done with this movie he's like fuckin over it so she turns into she actually turns into a flat out serial killer Why? Because not only does she kill the people she cuts off and keeps their middle finger Oh my god. Wow, what is she? Did she just store them in a box? Exactly. Oh my god. Yeah. Wow, exactly what she does she now has a kill bag with all of her tools kind of like you know, Dexter used to have or she carries around her tools. And her daughter finds this and immediately thinks she's living with a horror author is this What's this guy really up to? And from that point, things really start to unravel and you get to see how it ends if you want to watch this movie, The kills are good. One of the dumb reviews I read about this because the reason for the 56 from audience has nothing to do with the quality of movie and everything to do with a whiny little bitch boy is not being able to handle what's going on he sucks because it's not what I wanted it to be on theme well like a review where one guy was talking about no little woman could do that the guy would just absolutely control her and beat her up it's like killing you talking about because I didn't see a single kill in there. I thought How did she overpower that guy? They all make perfect sense and they would all work wow that's so frustrating because you watch like a dude come in and just like ax a girl all the way through them her middle. Don't worry. I'm sure that guy had such good guns. Whack that axe all the way through. Schools are you know, just they're crumbly. He prepped by tearing apart whack that axe I think makes a fantastic title for this episode. Oh no. She is great. You know, as we know, she's a great actress. She's really good in this. She carries the film. Yeah, she's not a nice character. She does not. Her arc does not end with a feeling of, Oh, she's good. I mean, it ends with a sort of a triumph for her, which is kind of cool. some neat, neat visuals and the way she is She ends. It's not really spoiling anything to say this, but they do. She kind of I don't really know if she gets caught or not. But there's a really neat thing at the end, her book finally comes out. And it's a white cover covered with like, blood splatter. And she goes to the book reading right after killing somebody, or the book release party, right? So she's wearing a white suit, and it's blood splattered. Oh my god completely looks like I'm just here for the book thing that's so good. I mean, just kill someone. But yeah, when I first watched the trailer, I went through and is on YouTube sort of reading the YouTube comments and they're just like, okay, little boy, you go back home to your mom. It's gonna be all right. Turn off the naughty TV show before the bad lady or chew. Okay, Lord. I did learn something interesting watching the movie. The word for shit in Dutch sounds a lot like talk saying, Oh, I see now. It screened during the fantastic Fantasia festival in 2020 where it had a North American premiere at Fright Fest then shall national Tom the international title the calmness doesn't really reflect the original Dutch word. It's supposed to be a derogatory comment used a lot in the duckling Dutch language which could couture maybe says translates light literally to contour. So they didn't want to go they want to go with that is the title for the international film. Fair. Good decision guys good. But apparently it was quite offensive in Dutch and did cause a little bit of dust up because of that. She was brought on board to do it because he hadn't worked with her much all the other people had worked with each other but he saw her and Westworld got booed. I want to hire her. Just probably what happened to evil. She's very good. Rotten Tomatoes has the 60 reviews with an average rating of seven to 10 savagely funny and viscerally unsettling. The common columnist takes the unbridled vitriol of social media to its bloodied over the top conclusion What did you watch this on the shutter shutter yeah there there was one interesting review that I think they've encapsulated pretty well the idea that as opposed to just miss dismissing it before I watched the movie I saw several reviews calling this movie leftist leftist propaganda and a woke culture film which made me not interested in watching it I'm tired of the woke woke me so it's everywhere but this film is not it femke maybe left us but the film is not about left versus right Alia ideology it's about the loss of humanity through social media and how damaging it can be to your mental health. If you other let other people say get to you. She's not the hero the story she is a victim and a villain. And we're both done truly well. And I think that nails it it is not could easily just dismiss this and say well, I don't like it because it's woke it's really not it's really far more about the way we let things people we've never met her had any interaction with but they say it online and sometimes those things so can or somebody maybe you met once said something you let it soak in. She let it soak in. And it took over. But so it's it's an interesting film. It was not the funniest movie, but it had a lot of humor in it, too. Thanks. Yes, I am convinced that the social media sites will be the downfall of Western civilization. Sure. And contour sounds like a villain from the masters of the universe. I was wholly gonna be an interesting action figure. We designed this it's gotta be one word, though. Can't be to adore Oh, you are sorry, mom. Wow, okay, well, I've been wanting to check that out. And now I feel like even more excited to watch it. It's it's a fun watch. Especially if you like her. She is Yeah. Oh, watch. I'm trying to place her in Westworld, though. It seems he was the man in blacks daughter. Oh, Okay, all right. She was in a fair amount of was it Season Two? Oh, that was the end probably why I can't remember. Yeah, yeah. Oh, that's right. Probably the end of season one because it was good. Yeah. Yeah, man, I cannot visualize her, but I'm gonna do some googling after that. Um, well, I'll go ahead and jump on in then. So like I said, it's, it was hard for me because things are not very funny. They're just not, we're just not I don't like slapstick. I don't like they're when things are funny to me. They're like my favorite things on Earth. So what we do in the shadows, I fucking love that movie too much, way too much. Because like there's a certain sense of odd humor that I really, really enjoy. And I think sometimes foreign humor gets this right. So I actually went with and am thrilled that I went with the 2014 movie house bound. Your client has been through a number of these treatment programs and the results have been less than spectacular. is in need of intimacy. And therefore ordering according to the suitability of a mother's house for a sentence of eight months only push this high tea cousin. She's lucky Carly having all that fancy technology on your foot. Let's be back. Some things things that I can't explain. It was a ghost in this house Kylie smashing face is bound to be complications. I've been doing this all week Hold on. Spirit that lives in this house. What is your business? So are you happy to proceed with the story that Mr. McGregor was attacked by a vengeful ghost? Yes, right. And that's got a 95% from critics and 73%. From audience. Yeah. It's a New Zealand film. I could not find any budget or box office information, I think because it was a bit of a festival film and was financed through the state that it just didn't. The numbers don't seem to be apparent or like anyone cares. It's written and directed by a relative newcomer juror. Gerrard, Gerard Johnstone. He's done. Kind of for slash five credits, previously writing and directing. The only thing that stood out was, he's a part of the Justice League Dark screenplay that's currently being written. The other writer that helped him out was the guy named Terry Neo, who he's done the new legends of monkey and Jackie Brown diaries. Yeah. And I was like, wait, Jackie Brown, same one. No, it's spelled differently. I'm just happy monkeys finally getting the show back again. Thank God. Yeah, I don't know what kind of shows they have in New Zealand. But anyway, it's storing a starring Morgana or Riley as Kylie. She's this kind of pissed off young girl who is serving a sentence. That's very interesting. She's been in 27 things. The biggest thing was 187 episodes of neighbors. Of course, I love neighbors so much. First, good friends anyway. She was also in Jackie Brown diaries. She is currently starring in a TV show called mean mums, then we've got remit. Hey, why? Why ATA as Miriam Bucknell, which is the character that plays the mom. She's been in 37 things and most notably to me was Tyco. What why TTS hunter hunt for the winter people. So she's not. She also did 40 episodes of something called Full Frontal and 204 episodes of sons and daughters, which I can only assume is more soap opera. So Glen Paul waru plays anus, who's this sort of techie guy, I put down the ankle monitor dude. So more on him shortly. He's been in nine things, mostly just bit parts on TV and film. He did 10 episodes of something called barefoot bear He is awesome. He I would not be surprised if he ends up showing up in a lot of stuff in the future. So very, very funny guy. And then last but not least, Cameron Rhodes as Dennis, the court ordered psychologist, he has the most number of credits, he's been in 62 things including death gasm, he was in Lord of the Rings, Chronicles of Narnia Power Rangers, in the voice of carnivore in Jungle Fury, and the Dark Knight, not that 110 episodes. So the story, we start off with this kind of botched robbery, there's a girl and a guy who are trying to break their way into an ATM machine in the middle of the night. They've got a big suitcase and a giant sledge hammer, and go up to the ATM and just start bashing in this is obviously like a plan that they have figured out. They've got all the stuff they need. But the problem is the guy is bashing it and nothing is happening to this stupid machine. And she's like, hey, harder, so he hits it really hard and the the metal part of the sledgehammer comes off and hits him in the head and knocks him out. And so she's like, uh, so she starts hitting and cutting and she immediately gets in, pulls out the money tray, puts it into the bag, drags off the bag, comes back, drags off his body, shoves him into the escape vehicle, starts the escape vehicle, and on their way out it, something happens that I'm not entirely sure what I don't know whether the battery dies or what, but it just stalls in the middle of the road, and she can't go anywhere. So she is cots. So her lawyer immediately goes to trial, the lawyer tries to get her just into some social program where she can be in like a house somewhere where, you know, she can do drug rehab and whatever. And the judges like, um, looks like she's done like 10 of those. So I'm gonna go ahead and just tell her to stay with her mom for eight months. With an ankle monitor, she cannot go anywhere. And he's like a sort of one of those like, unconventional but maybe effective ways of getting her to learn her lesson. So this of course, sucks. The Kylie is not on good terms with her mom or her stepdad she is really really pissed that she's gonna be locked up in this big house. That's very weird a sort of like Maisie giant, old, old home. That that looks, I don't know, it's both small and big at the same time. Her and her mom are not getting along, there's probably some kind of bad blood about like her growing up. And she's obviously been rebelling this whole time, like everything she does, is sort of a little knife stab at whoever it is she's talking to so she's just a BB character that they put on the the ankle monitor. This guy named MS is in charge of the monitoring setup. And basically, if she leaves past like, not even as far as the end of the driveway, he will be called in to show up on the first night that she is at her mom's home. She turns on the radio and overhears her mother on a Colin show. And her mother is talking about this really terrifying ghost that she saw in the basement. Which of course no one has mentioned Kylie, um, she she's very adamant that it's real on the radio. And when Kylie confronts her, she's sort of like, well, well, I don't Yeah. And they get into a giant fight. And then the mother says, Hey, when you were a kid, you totally remembered seeing all sorts of weird shit in this house. So don't don't say that you're above me. So Kylie decides to go to the basement to disprove her mother's sighting. And of course, it goes hand in hand grabs her ankle from underneath the stove. She starts screaming, her mother comes down to see what's going on. They kind of get into this back and forth of like, are you sure it wasn't this? Well? I don't know. No, it wasn't that it's a real ghost. No. Are you sure it's not that. And then Amos arrives because her ankle monitor apparently does not reach the basement. So he's like, Oh, good. You're still here. Um, what's the problem? And they're like, there's a fucking ghost. And he's like, oh, there's a ghost and he just switches modes and becomes like a ghost hunter. It's like his side job is trying to catch ghosts. So he's like, yes, it instantly inserts himself into the plot. It's extremely exciting. He's like, we're gonna set up cameras. We're gonna we're gonna go around with like the audio thing and the heat monitor. He gets really, really stoked about it. Kylie, of course, is just like what the hell is going on in here. She starts to try and figure out she starts to find all these weird little clues here and there that are amounting to. It's not clear really what's going on. There's there's like a ton Do you bear that attacks her? That's kind of like a teddy Ruff, ruff, ruff skin, brick skin. Rocks, pen Ruxpin. Thank you Sorry, of course kaeleen is she finds one right here, she the ghost sends her like a little like, destroyed, semi destroyed like orthodontic retainer. And so she's trying to figure this out, and she she starts to suspect the next door neighbor. Meanwhile, a lot of people around her not believing her, including her court ordered psychologist, Dennis, he's basically saying it's delusions that have manifested from her overall overactive imagination being trapped in this house. So things go crazy. From there. There's, there's a lot of fun, confusing, strange, funny moments. I feel like you are constantly shifting the plot and the ground. And what's happening in your understanding of what's happening is shifting, which is great, because it's a reflection of the sort of stubborn, angry protagonist who is deeply flawed, but also super relatable, and kind of how she's seeing things. And she's kind of constantly catching up to the plot of what's really happening here. And she's often wrong. So that's kind of fun. I would just say that the film is really, really super satisfying. It's, it's really weird, but it's very, very entertaining. It's kind of it kind of becomes a mother daughter film by the end. It's sort of about their relationship more than anything else about how they haven't been telling each other the truth about certain things. And they're very resentful of things from the past. Some recreate moments that I would, I would love to point out there's, there's caught there's just so many fun scares, and there's really good gnarly wounds, including a cheese grater to a face. Oh, I won't say whose face but they just go for it like they are not holding back. So there's Oh god, there's some gruesome stuff in here. The teddy bear is super fun because you're like, it just keeps coming at her and you're like, he she burns it. And then all of a sudden this like charred bear like shows up like flung at her. You're like what is happening right now? I wish I could describe more of what goes on in this film, but I think I would be spoiling it pretty badly. So I'm just gonna kind of leave it at there. There's not a ton of trivia for this. It was funded by the New Zealand film commissioners escalator scheme. JOHN stone was first inspired. I believe that's the Yeah, the director. Slash writer was first inspired to create a horror film after watching Ghost Hunters on television, and received additional inspiration from the classic films. The changeling and Legend of how house while writing the script, Johnstone wanted the character of Kylie to be someone that wouldn't scare easily. That way when she does finally fall victim to fear. It's much more powerful, palpable, and I think that that is really clear every time something terrifying happens. She's like, I'm not fucking scared. And at one point, her stepdad says what are you going to do punch it in the face and she's like, Fuck yeah, I'm gonna punch it. It's like wow, girl. Okay. And and Amanda she, he experienced some difficulty, the director achieving the film's exterior shots of the house as budgetary issues and limited their options of homes and in renovations to the exterior of their chosen house during the course of the filming. And that just constantly was kind of raising issues. I think they did a great job. It's really hard to tell. The Hello moto song plays frequently from the old Motorola ringtone. And it's kind of its own character in this film. Mostly festival film played it Dead by dawn knock, then knock down International Fantastic Film Fest strausberg euro Fantastic Film Fest, Toronto afterdark Fangoria chainsaw awards. And in February of 2015, New Line Cinema announced the production of a US remake with the original Writer Director, and it says it is in production mode. It says they're going to go in production, but that was 2015 and is 2021. So I'm guessing that died somewhere. Yeah, I don't think that ever happened. That was my pack. I like this movie. I think you liked it more than I liked it. I thought it was cute. Yeah, but you got a lot of a lot more humor out of it. Yeah, I enjoyed it a lot. I think it was just the unexpected nature of it was very fun for me. I'm glad you saw it. That's pretty good. Okay, you both sides. Even better. Okay. I enjoyed it. It is the weird thing when you start talking horror comedy. What you generally get is a comedy that has supernatural things. Very little horror actually going on, even if it's something like Army of Darkness. Which has some gore in it. That's really slapstick. Yeah with some gore Yeah, I think it's a lot tougher to get a horror film that has comedy in it but I did yeah I chose from 1992 innocent blood black magic has me and it's I can tell you're excited that all black magic that you we saw those icy fingers up and down my spine we have some kind of a freak disguise lost a lot of blood. You know he had his head blown off. Nice guys really lost a lot of blood. Murray had a hunger to feed on the evil wanna ride? He got one machetes a gangster call me was out to take over the city. Alright call you but he didn't count on was a vampire. For a tag. The undead candy undercover You are under arrest. are teaming up. Mattel is not dead is he? Got to get home to take a bite out of crime. You're gonna be made man. When you're made by me, nobody can touch you. Welcome to the family. From john Landis, the director of an American Werewolf in London. He lost a lot of blood on your show you anymore. And that's my time. Simplot a movie that goes straight for the juggler. This has a budget of $20 million. boxoffice a $5 million. Ouch. Rotten Tomatoes. The critics give it 38% the audience gives it 44%. Ron is saying this is not a great movie. But if I were to come up with a sub genre of movies that piss you off because they could have been great, this would be at the top of my list. This was directed by john Landis who directed Animal House The Blues Brothers American Werewolf in London Trading Places coming to America thriller, and the infamous segment of The Twilight Zone movie in which Vic Morrow and to child extras were killed. Is this after that then he's in director jail when he made this? Yes. Written by Michael wolf who has one film credit and it is this film. Is this a fake name for john Landis? I don't think so. Huh? No, I know, because originally john Landis was set to direct I believe it was called Red Skies by Mick garris. And the whole golden and then the studio was like, that movie is going to cost too much. And we have another vampire movie if that's what you want to do. And it's this one and he was like, I do like this one too. It's, it's good. So it stars and periode who most famous for being Nikita in the film, Nikita, and is still working today in French cinema and television. Anthony lapaglia. There's 115 credits like so I married an axe murderer Empire records and just recently, a good marriage which is a so so Stephen King adaptation. That's a that's accurate. It has Robert Loza in it. Robert Lozier low Ziya last name, l. o as it oh my god is that Robert Logie guys ever see that family guy that he was? I haven't seen it, but I've seen that segment. It's pretty funny. He's got 233 credits. You wouldn't know him from psycho to Scarface? Eric, you would know him from being the dad and over the top. Oh, the dad of the dead mother. Yeah, he was in big. He plays the piano. dances on piano with Tom Hanks. Yep. And Lost Highway and it stars legendary comedian Don Rickles Oh cheese, and then a trio of Italian actors that you know from every mobster movie. Chazz Palminteri David Paul and Tony sirico. They were members of the sopranos family and all of that stuff. It's I mean, come on, guys. Paul Metairie was in the last dragon. Oh, Yes, I forgot about that. Okay, I know you've seen this Eric. Vanessa, have you seen this? I don't believe so. This story opens with Marie who is a gorgeous and very naked vampire in her hotel in Pittsburgh. And not just naked, very, she's a full frontal just wandering around and she is doing a voiceover narration. The fact that she's doing it in a hotel in Pittsburgh is the part that really upsets me. I guess maybe hotel is not the right word, except that it looks like an old style hotel, it would probably be her her apartment. She is saying how horn issues, how hungry she is, and how difficult it is for her to get food these days. And then she sees a newspaper article about mob killings around the city and decides that Italian sounds good for dinner. And that this would be a great way to cover up her hunting tactics. We also then Meet Joe Janiero, who is Anthony lapaglia. He appears to be a mobster working for Sally the shark, but is in reality an undercover cop. And that night he bumps into Marie, she bumps into him actually, because she's like looking for food. And she can sense that he is a good person. And she's like, No shit, I can't I can't kill this guy. There's something about him he appears to be a mobster. But I can tell that he's not very quickly. She hooks up with one of the other mobsters though who's an asshole tour. And she's like, this guy's perfect. And she takes into a secluded spot. pretty great. They're driving in his probably late 80s Cadillac and she opens up his CD case looked very similar to my CD case in the 80s and 90s. It was about 40 Frank Sinatra CDs. The music in this is fantastic. There's a lot of Sinatra, Big Band stuff, just part of the reason I love it. So she takes them to this secluded spot under this bridge where he thinks they're gonna have sex, and boy, is he wrong. She attacks him and feeds on him with blood all over the place. And then after she's sated, she takes a shotgun and blows his head off so that he can't come back as a vampire. Oh, great. She's got a method. And so when the cops find him, then Joe shows up. And his boss is really pissed because she's like, we don't know how many of these cops are on the take, you know, you just blew your fucking cover. And he's, he's there because you know, when you get in deep on these undercover things, you end up becoming friends with these people, even though you're you're looking to turn them in and get them in prison and all that stuff. It's, it would be tough not to end up actually becoming friends with them. And you kind of have to if you're gonna really be deep undercover, so he's there and he's just like, I just saw this guy last night and I can't believe this happened. So she's upset, she takes him off the case, his boss, and then publicly puts him on television. Basically, make sure to blow his cover so that do anything and then takes them off and says, you know, look, you're done. You can't even be seen around here. Oh my god. So the next night, Marie, the vampire she seduces Sally the shark takes her back to his mansion for dinner. She is warded off when he tries to serve her garlic muscles. She actually tries to escape through the bathroom window, but finds that there's bars over the window and everything's kind of stuck there. Her plan of killing this guy has kind of gone awry. And then he busts into the bathroom and attempts to rape her and so she she kills him. Sure, overpowers him drains his blood, but before she can finish him off, cells limousine driver busts in and starts shooting at her and she's forced to flee. So Joe Janeiro, he shows up on the scene, and his whole character now is just being constantly reprimanded for Why are you here? The case should not be here. So leave it alone, right? I like this movie because it is pretty much a straight horror film, with just funny elements in it. So you know, the Sinatra stuff and everything. It's, it's kind of what I try to do when I'm writing is, I think that there are funny elements in life, no matter what's going on. And so you know, picking those things out, which I think that writer Michael wolf does very well in this. So janeiro investigates the scene and he ends up following a trail of blood to this nearby church, where he finds Murray has broken in and is taking a shower to, you know, clean all the blood off of her and everything. He chases her. Then finally, when he gets back to his car, Marie finds him and demands that he drive her to the morgue where Sal was taken. Because she's like, you know, I didn't finish him off. He's gonna come back as a vampire. So Sal wakes up in the morgue. Pretty funny scene. with everybody. They're having a news report. corner is Frank Oz. Oh shit. You don't know what it looks like. It doesn't matter because as soon as he opens his mouth, they're gonna be like, is that Yoda? Is that Miss Piggy? Cuz he just he sounds like that what he's talking. Oh my god. So very funny scene where Sal wakes up and he's freaked out because a there's a bunch of dead bodies around him. He has no idea. He's a vampire. And so he's, he's screaming, the morgue attendant is screaming the corner is screaming. And then we cut to just outside the hospital where they are having a press thing with the chief of police. And she's talking about Yes, oh, the shark had been killed and all this stuff. Then you see him go running behind. reporters are all like, Is that so you see the morgue attendant go running after him. And then you see Franco has ready to scream. He realizes he's on TV. And he just kind of stops like a deer in the headlight that he's like, takes off running. There's a bunch of nonsense going on after this where I don't know that they're trying to hunt down. Sell and Sal is slowly but surely turning his whole game into vampires. One of the best ones is he turns Don Rickles into a vampire. So if you've ever wanted to see done when it goes as a vampire, you have one chance. Pretty great, too. It's a pretty great scene where he's in the hospital. And he finally dies after being fed on and then opps back to life as a vampire. And he's chasing or he's slowly coming up behind the nurse in his room. And you can tell he's going to attack her and she suddenly opens the windows and some light streams in and he bursts into flame and all the hospital workers are trying to hold him down because they don't know what's going on one of his arms breaks off just as hilariously, with everybody just screaming. And meanwhile, because it's daytime, Janeiro and Marie have ended up having to hole up for the day in a hotel where she seduces him, in frankly, a very hot sex scene. And cuffs to make him feel better and stuff like that. Because she's, she's coming on strong to him. And he's like, you know what, no, I don't trust you. And she's, she says, Oh, well, you know, will this make you feel better? And so she cuts herself? And he's like, Oh, all right. So then he said, having sex and as soon as she gets into it, she just breaks the cuffs. The cuffs mean nothing. Yeah. And so the next night, Sally shark travels to this strip club that he owns. And everyone of course, is like, why I heard you were dead. And he's like, No, no, no. Come up to the office. I want to talk to you about something. He just starts killing his guys one by one. So he'll he'll bring up two guys. And then he buzzes down, you know, hey, send up, Johnny. You know, pretty soon he's got this RV of vampires. And it ends up with a pretty, pretty decent third act with a lot of shooting in the head and all that stuff, no wooden stakes to kill the vampires, you basically just blow their head off. Yeah, that seems like it would be effective. It seems that way. To me. It also seems to me like the whole wooden stake thing is like, I mean, if you stabbed anything in the heart with a wooden stake, that would pretty much do it. So maybe that whole vampire mythology was just all you got to really do is, you know, some kind of massive trauma. The problem with this is, it is low budget. And there's not enough of Landis's humor in Atlantis wrote American Werewolf in London, which I think is like as good as you can get for horror comedy. Yeah. And this I feel like he's trying to kind of push this you know, here's my vampire version of American Werewolf, but it doesn't have as big of laughs. I think the reason is, the laughs and American Werewolf are of course, his buddy who's dissolving away in front of our eyes. so uncomfortable to look at but he's still his same character. There's nothing really like that going on in this. Do have a little bit of trivia. Originally, originally, jack shoulder was set to direct Lara Flynn Boyle and Dennis Hopper in the film was and boy was going to be the vampire Dennis Hopper was going to be the mob boss. After shoulder backed out due to creative differences. JOHN Landis stepped in and replaced Boylan hopper with an powiat and Robert luzia l as in low Zia. Landis have been sent to direct another vampire film called Oh red sleep, but I think it was called Red Skies from what I've heard Mick garris talking about. But anyway, this was a vampire film that starred Wayne Newton as a Las Vegas lounge singer who was bitten and seduced by a female vampire. I wanted to see that movie so bad. When the failures of Landis is Oscar, Stallone 91 and Silver's Hudson Hawk also 91 killed that project land has moved on to this movie. The original cast on director jack shoulder was attached to the film included Vigo Morrison as jack Janiero of jojen era, and Miguel Ferrara was one of the mobsters john Landis said preview audiences had trouble understanding and periods heavy French accent but he refused to Dupr thanks a fucking lot. It is difficult she is saying and a lot of the scenes and she is narrating the film. Oh man is like look you don't have to dub her just go in and let's ADR this until she gets it right yeah. So her voice courage for like, you know a week yeah. And yeah, it is. It is a difficult part of ego. As usual, and every john Landis film. See you next Wednesday is advertised on the marquee across the street from the melody lounge, exotic dance bar. And then there's a ton of cameos in this film. So Dario Argento is in Frank Oz. Of course Sam Raimi has a scene that's very funny. Forrest J. Ackerman makes it in there. And then Tom savini is a photographer, photojournalist is trying to get the scoop on the story. Now, not a perfect film, not even a great film, but a fun film. It was really neat to go back and watch it. I think I liked it a little less this time than I liked it the first time. But that's just because I knew where everything was going. Yeah, so that's my enthusiastic to do I didn't want to do something that everybody seen that everybody liked. I'm just glad you didn't do Birkin hair, which is another john Landis comedy film, which I saw an early cut of in film school, and he came by to show it and it was racist. It was racist. Oh, it was unbelievably race. It was uncomfortable. I don't know what the final cut look like, because I did not want to watch that movie again. I wonder if he wrote it. Or? I mean, I don't know. I don't really know much about john Landis, except that He's a murderer. made that son. But he did do The Blues Brothers, which has a heavy black cast. And I know that he fought hard against the studio because the studio was saying, we can't show this movie in the south. And he was like, why not? There's too many black people in it. I don't know. Because like, you know, I don't know if somebody else wrote it. I don't know if it was because he's much older man now, and he thinks he's being funny. And it's not coming. Like the world is too woke for what he is trying to do. Right. But it seemed like it was one of those things where it was trying to be aggressive, and it was coming back. Very bad. Wow. Yeah. I think I saw that film. And I don't remember a goddamn thing about it. Sure. Sounds about right. I think yes, I'm in pegging it. I was gonna say there was that other broken hair story that I talked about. There was a I challenge film. I I sell the dead. Yes. Yeah. Yeah, so I'm glad you picked this film. Oh. Sounds amazing. This is the part well, wait a second. Eric, this is the part where I get to pick. No, you get to pick don't pick on your turn yet. Just chill. I'm gonna hold on to my Well, your water day. So we're in October, we're nearing Halloween and I just want to re have revisit something that is old territory. It is something that we've talked about multiple times before, but it's never it's never ceases to be fun. And there's always new content for it. So I'm just gonna say ghost movies. I like it. I especially like it around Halloween. I think that all of the old Stan eyes are great, right? vampires, werewolves malignant, malignant, fast, the long tradition of malignant right? Okay, I like that. That'll be let our fifth episode of ghosts something like that. Yeah, right. Yeah. It's amazing. I mean, there's just so much content. Well, yeah, can't you can't run out. I like it. Okay. Now this is the part where I thank everybody for your Being a part of the value for value model, sending us ideas for shows ideas for movies, they want us to watch, liking and sharing the posts. All of that stuff means so much to us. Love you guys so much. I do want to throw out. So you guys remember, a couple weeks back I started a bromance with Carlos Zamora and Cz media. And I want to throw out to him and remind him I got to hang out with him and his lovely wife. Last night, actually. And we started talking about podcasts and Carlos, get yourself an RSS feed. I had to admit to him that I don't listen on Apple podcasts or Spotify that I do listen on my Zune. I wish he was actually like, what is that? What's in your mind? That's fair. I mean, how long ago did they stop making Zune jokes are so prolific. I mean, he might have just been busting my balls by not knowing. But But Carlos, get yourself an RSS feed so I can subscribe And listen, the way I like to listen. And while I'm saying that I want to reach out to Andrew Byers and other listener with his Friday night Fright Fest. Oh, same thing, man. I Where's your RSS feed? I can't listen to it. If I have to listen to it on the computer. I'm going to listen to it less. Hmm. Jeff, cranking up the can't figure out my phone stuff, man. Well, Eric, do you remember when we started this? I was like, Hey, could you could you put up an RSS feed for this so I could listen to our own show. make it accessible to at least one person that being you. Eric then tells me you know, I can look and see how everybody listens and one listener every episode who listens through Zune. I was like, Oh, that must be me. We have one very dedicated Zune. Zune it. Ama zunar, I guess. Somewhere out there someplace. Yeah. Okay. So that's all I gotta say. Anything you want to add to that, you guys. Yeah. If you want to listen to her podcast, there's all these apps you can get. But if you can get podcasts, you don't need an RSS feed. They do that for you. And then even English, saying, You're all awesome. Yeah, come out, visit our Etsy store. I know, it's looking around at pricing of individual podcast stores versus Etsy. We're kind of pricing on Etsy. But if you go out to like, any other podcasts, and they have their own stores, we're right in line with what they're doing. So I feel a little bit better about our pricing. If you compare that to Yeah, we are higher above but if you're gonna buy from independent podcasters like us, we can't sell by volume. Now we didn't buy 10,000 shirts in the hopes that we could sell it for $5 each. You guys have no excuse because I just did a big order of our own stuff. your underwear? I did order some underwear. Turns out, I want to know from a girl's perspective, if it matches the quality of your guys's experience, I'll be happy to let you know. Yeah. You you'll borrow it. Compare it. There's no borrowing you're gonna buy your own. I will put it on my head. See? That's how it looks. Good more. Hey, our P flat. Oh my god. Alright, let's wrap this up please. 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