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Revisitations #11: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)

Kirsty wanted to talk about one of her true loves, Robert Wiene’s 1920 Expressionist masterpiece, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari, and Dan was only too happy to indulge.  Although he drew the line at pronouncing the film’s German title (‘Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari’) because he was chicken about pronouncing two syllables wrong. The restoredContinue reading “Revisitations #11: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)”

Revisitations #10: Rosemary’s Baby (1968) We’re fishing some unreleased content from the vault this week, to present a 2021 discussion between Stella, Ian and Dan about Rosemary’s Baby, Roman Polanski’s still-powerful 1968 tale of inner-city Satanism, from the novel by Ira Levin.  We discuss how the film draws satirical parallels between fears of Satanism and anti-Semitism, how its meaningContinue reading “Revisitations #10: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)”

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

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 howContinue reading “Revisitations #9: Duel (1971) (or: Second-Guessing Spielberg)”

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 AllContinue reading “Star Wars movies post-2017, with Sean Mason and Spider-Dan”

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 canContinue reading “More Horror Music: Kirsty, Ian and Dan’s Choice Tracks”

Fiendish failure… (or, at least, postponement) 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 suddenContinue reading “Fiendish failure… (or, at least, postponement)”