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Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022): the Academy’s Favourite Cult Film

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Not horror, but in many ways horror-adjacent, 2022’s extremely quirky sci-fi comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All At Once was announced this week to be the unlikely recipient of 11 Oscar nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actress (twice), Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Score, Best Song, Best Film Editing and Best Costume Design.  Kirsty and Dan wanted to talk about it.  And they don’t mention Short Round once.  Although I just did, typing this.

 

Links

Everything Everywhere All At Once is available for rental streaming on YouTube and is free with Amazon Prime

The video essay Kirsty references is The Terror of Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Daniels’ podcast interview is with Scriptnotes on Spotify

 

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Revisitations #9: Duel (1971) (or: Second-Guessing Spielberg)

Stella and Dan have wanted for some time to discuss their love of Steven Spielberg’s 1971 cinematic debut, Duel, written by Richard Matheson.  However, they’d never seen the shorter, original intended-for-television version of the film before recording this episode, and therefore spend a lot of it speculating about what that version was like and how Spielberg might have made changes to Matheson’s story to expand it for the cinema screen.

Then, after the recording, Dan did something he really should’ve done earlier – checked YouTube.  For there, the (commercially unreleased) TV version is readily available.  Therefore Dan had to watch it and insert additional comments into the original discussion to correct anything he and Stella had earlier guessed wrong.  We hope you enjoy the result.

Notes

The cinema version of Duel is available on DVD, Blu-Ray, YouTube and Amazon

The TV version of Duel (and the 1974 TV movie Killdozer and 1977 short film Panic, both referred to by Dan) are available on YouTube

Josh Olson on Duel for Trailers from Hell

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Star Wars movies post-2017, with Sean Mason and Spider-Dan

Following up (after a few delays) on our recent Lee/Cushing episode on the Star Wars franchise, the wonderful Sean Mason returns to the podcast to discuss the more recent instalments of George Lucas’ cinematic legacy.  He is joined by another favourite returning guest, Spider-Dan of the Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores podcast.

Relevant links

All films discussed are available for streaming via Disney+

The Star Wars: Force Commander cut scenes are on YouTube

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

More Horror Music: Kirsty, Ian and Dan’s Choice Tracks

Happy New Year!

As a counterpoint to the previous episode featuring Howard and Dan’s archival music chats, here, as a final flourish of Christmassyness, is a more contemporary selection from Kirsty, Ian and Dan (again).  Each of them has chosen three music tracks to talk about, which are excerpted in the episode, but you can find the full tracks at the YouTube links below:

The Woods

Bela Lugosi’s Dead (plus Ian’s ‘definitive’ Trent Reznor version – and also Lakme)

The Lightning Tree

Theme from Children of the Stones

That Funny Feeling (from Inside, available to watch on Netflix)

The Dogs Attack from The Omen (available to watch on Disney+)

Willow’s Song (though possibly not the original Annie Ross version but a very close cover)

Main Title from Jaws the Revenge (as recently discussed on Spider-Dan & The Secret Bores)

Goodbye from Dark (available on Netflix)

The promised Star Wars update episode is still on its way!

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Howard and Dan on the Music of British Horror

The killer piano in Torture Garden (1967), a key image of music and British horror. Howard and Dan don’t discuss that specific film in this episode, but you can hear them talk about it here

In our last ep of 2022 Dan & Howard unearth musical gems from the @LeeCushingPod archive – with never-before-heard material. Here’s to 2023, folks!

Fiendish failure… (or, at least, postponement)

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Sadly, a double misfortune has prevented us from putting out an episode this week.

Dan’s illness (as heard in the last episode) has not yet gone away, so he was still too croaky to record a new episode this week. The plan was then to move an already-recorded future episode forward instead, but sudden equipment failure scotched the edit. So this week there won’t be any episode, alas. 

The upside is, though, that the already-recorded episode will come out as a bonus podcast over Christmas.

So, apologies, and we promise new content soon!

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Ruminating on The Cornetto Trilogy

Stella and Dan express their fandom of co-writer/star Simon Pegg, co-writer/director Edgar Wright and star Nick Frost’s horror-tinged ‘Cornetto Trilogy’, aka the comedy films Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World’s End (2013), plus the TV series they co-created with Jessica Hynes, Spaced (1999-2001).

Links

Spaced is currently available for streaming on All4 (and the first episode is on YouTube)

Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are currently available for streaming on BritBox

The World’s End can be rented for streaming on YouTube

All three films are regularly shown on ITV channels in the UK

Empire’s 15th Anniversary Hot Fuzz podcast is here

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Revisitations#8: Alien (1979)

We go back to the Alien franchise again, as Ian and Dan compare their personal lists of five favourite things from the 1979 classic.  We assume you’ve all seen this one, so it’s spoiler-filled from the start.  And if you haven’t seen it, stop listening to us, get yourself to Disney+ and treat yourself to this ageless film!

Relevant Links

The Ghostwatch limited edition Blu-Ray is available now from 101 Films (and our interview with Stephen Volk is here)

The Mist is on All4 until 26th November so hurry and catch it!

It’s A Sin is currently streaming via BritBox and All4

The Crown and Veronica are currently streaming via Netflix

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.