SPOILERS FOR YOU'RE NEXT (2011), THE GUEST (2014), AND BLAIR WITCH (2016).
In this episode:
- WE'RE ALIIIIIIIIIIVE! And back to discuss three movies from director Adam Wingard: You're Next (2011), The Guest (2014), and Blair Witch (2016).
- You're Next (2011)
- The home invasion genre and the ways it clashes with the usual American horror flick philosophy
- We discuss the relative groundedness of You’re Next. It’s probably up to your own threshold of groundedness interpretation.
- I (Fio) start off talking about Home Invasion flicks having a kinship with Japanese horror and then take for-goddamn-ever to get back around to what I mean.
- Man, how good was 10 Cloverfield Lane, though?
- The Guest (2014)
- Thanks to podcast listener Kate for recommending this movie to us in the first place!
- We start tackling The Guest and the Politics of Handsomeness.
- Also, Ian desperately hopes this was a werewolf film.
- Again, we get into a discussion of the relative groundedness of the film and how many steps we are away from our own universe in this film.
- Blair Witch (2016)
- Everyone in the Blair Witch movies is in film school. Just make peace with this from the get-go.
- We compare the slow-burn, unscripted nature of the original Blair Witch to the slicker, more “hollywood” Blair Witch 3.
- We get our Doug Jones jokes out, but rest assured they come from a place of love.
- Ian talks about Resident Evil 7 for a few minutes while Fio desperately tries not to die.
- Also: listen to the end of the podcast for "Trespasser," a song from Ian's recently released solo album, Stepping Stones!
THERE'S ALWAYS AN ADDENDUM:
- Apologies for the long, unannounced hiatus. We plan on being back on a monthly basis for the foreseeable future.
- We're approaching our 100th episode! Let us know if there's anything in particular you'd like to see us do for it.
- From Fio:
- My sneezing and sniffling is goddamn disgusting. Our hideous meat bodies are truly a blight on this planet.
- Nothing to do with the podcast, but sniffling while I’m listening to myself sniffle on the recording and having them line up is a really bizarre experience.