1 hr 17 min

Episode 144: Writer/Director Addison Heimann and Scream 2 (1997‪)‬ Scarred For Life

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This week we chat with Addison Heimann! He's the writer/director behind the queer horror film Hypochondriac, which is currently in theaters and will be on VOD on August 5th. We chat about his childhood watching horror TV shows and how he finally got into horror movies, as well as his relationship to the genre growing up. Then we talk about mental health and breakdowns and how Hypochondriac pulls from very real and very personal situations.
Then we dig into a classic, Scream 2. We discuss when we all first saw it, why it was so terrifying for Addison growing up and why it has resonated so much. We dig into the operatic nature of the film, the way it's one of our favorites but requires the first one, the deaths, the tragedy, Derek's singing, the over-the-top theater department, the set pieces...so much.
Follow Addison on Instagram. And check out Hypochondriac if it's playing near you and you feel safe to do so. Otherwise, please support the movie on August 5th on VOD!
Follow Mary Beth, Terry and the Podcast on Twitter.
If you want to support our podcast, please please take a moment to go rate us on Spotify and give us a rating and review on iTunes. It really helps us out with the algorithms. We also have a YouTube channel! If you want to join our community on Twitter, go here. 
And, coming soon…a Patreon!
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This week we chat with Addison Heimann! He's the writer/director behind the queer horror film Hypochondriac, which is currently in theaters and will be on VOD on August 5th. We chat about his childhood watching horror TV shows and how he finally got into horror movies, as well as his relationship to the genre growing up. Then we talk about mental health and breakdowns and how Hypochondriac pulls from very real and very personal situations.
Then we dig into a classic, Scream 2. We discuss when we all first saw it, why it was so terrifying for Addison growing up and why it has resonated so much. We dig into the operatic nature of the film, the way it's one of our favorites but requires the first one, the deaths, the tragedy, Derek's singing, the over-the-top theater department, the set pieces...so much.
Follow Addison on Instagram. And check out Hypochondriac if it's playing near you and you feel safe to do so. Otherwise, please support the movie on August 5th on VOD!
Follow Mary Beth, Terry and the Podcast on Twitter.
If you want to support our podcast, please please take a moment to go rate us on Spotify and give us a rating and review on iTunes. It really helps us out with the algorithms. We also have a YouTube channel! If you want to join our community on Twitter, go here. 
And, coming soon…a Patreon!
Get bonus content on Patreon
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

1 hr 17 min