13 episodes

Join Laura and Sophie every week for a fright fest as they watch, unpack and scream their way through some of their favourite (and probably most hated) horror movies. Count yourself warned, spoilers ahead.

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Join Laura and Sophie every week for a fright fest as they watch, unpack and scream their way through some of their favourite (and probably most hated) horror movies. Count yourself warned, spoilers ahead.

    The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

    The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

    This week Laura and Sophie watch John Erick Dowdle’s 2007 ’The Poughkeepsie Tapes’ (so you don’t have to) and discuss found footage films, cinematic treatment of violent content and the true crime cases that inspired ’The Poughkeepsie Tapes’. Tangents include ‘Cannibal Holocaust’, ’Se7en’ and the true crime community.
    Articles:
    https://screenrant.com/poughkeepsie-tapes-movie-true-story-real-fiction-explained/
    https://diaboliquemagazine.com/talking-terror-stacy-chbosky/
    https://www.videomaker.com/videonews/2012/06/visual-trends-a-history-of-the-found-footage-genre
    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/292670978_Reel_Evil_A_Critical_Reassessment_of_Found_Footage_Horror
    https://screenrant.com/poughkeepsie-tapes-movie-release-delay-10-years-explained/
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    • 49 min
    Cabin In The Woods (2011)

    Cabin In The Woods (2011)

    In this episode Laura and Sophie watch Drew Goddard’s 2011 ‘Cabin in the Woods’ and discuss the meta genre, societal frameworks, human fascination with mortality and pitching their rewrites for the ending. Tangents include the true crime community, zombie apocalypses and Sophie’s obsession with “smelly stoner boys”.
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    The Rules: https://time.com/3548399/ways-to-survive-a-horror-movie/

    Articles
    https://www.avclub.com/almost-every-horror-reference-in-the-cabin-in-the-woo-1798273659
    https://medium.com/@jamesandrews10/whats-the-meta-how-the-cabin-in-the-woods-subverted-horror-67978839584b
    https://screenrant.com/cabin-woods-behind-scenes-facts/https://thecabininthewoods.fandom.com/wiki/Monsters
    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/560199/facts-about-the-cabin-in-the-woods

    • 41 min
    Lights Out (2016)

    Lights Out (2016)

    In this episode Laura and Sophie watch David F Sandberg’s 2016 movie ‘Lights Out’ and discuss childhood trauma, the representation of depression in horror films, and draw some comparisons with The Babadook. Tangents include raccoons, reaching a truce over Matthew Lillard, Charlie Swan and naming babies with old people's names. 
    If you or anyone you know is suffering from depression, or any kind of mental illness, please reach out for support  and know you are not alone: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/services/Pages/support-contact-list.aspx
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    The Rules: https://time.com/3548399/ways-to-survive-a-horror-movie/
    Articles:
    https://www.avclub.com/lights-out-director-david-sandberg-defends-the-ending-o-1798250209
    https://www.avclub.com/the-scariest-thing-about-lights-out-is-what-it-says-abo-1798188358
    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jul/19/lights-out-review-david-sandberg-horror-film
    https://www.indiewire.com/2016/07/lights-out-director-david-sandberg-explains-film-ending-1201711861/

    Original short: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUQhNGEu2KA

    • 45 min
    Final Destination (2000)

    Final Destination (2000)

    In this episode Laura and Sophie watch James Wong's 2000 film 'Final Destination’ and discuss campy horror, the best ways to go and finally a good final girl? Tangents include Wonderwall, chip flavours and the hills we'll both die on

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    The Rules: https://time.com/3548399/ways-to-survive-a-horror-movie/

    • 42 min
    Evil Dead (2013)

    Evil Dead (2013)

    In this episode Laura and Sophie watch Fede Alvarez’s 2013 reboot ‘Evil Dead’ and discuss evolving horror movie trends, movie pacing and practical effects.
    Tangents include forgetting character names, Mary Vincent, 5G and another disappointing final girl.
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    The Rules: https://time.com/3548399/ways-to-survive-a-horror-movie/
    Links:
    Bruce Campbell interview
    Woodhill Forest
    BTS Clips
    ​​Part One
    Part Two
    Part Three
    Part Four
    B-Roll - Blood Rain
    B-Roll - Hauntings in the cabin
    B-Roll - Variety
    B-Roll - variety

    • 1 hr
    The Evil Dead (1981)

    The Evil Dead (1981)

    In this episode Laura and Sophie watch Sam Raimi’s 1981 ‘The Evil Dead’ and discuss smoking marjuana, how the body holds trauma and forgetting character names. Tangents include tequila shots, 'The Evil Dead' 2013 remake, blue and yellow and proposals.

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    The Rules: https://time.com/3548399/ways-to-survive-a-horror-movie/

    Links
    Read Stephen King’s 1982 Review that Saved ‘The Evil Dead’
    10 Behind The Scenes Facts About The Evil Dead
    Sam Raimi interview - 1982
    Sam Raimi Gives Us an Evil Dead History Lesson

    • 50 min

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