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Ep. 390: Dead Ringers (1988) - Shocktober 9

October 22nd, 2020

We're rounding the bend on Shocktober 9 with a Cronenberg classic. That's right, we're talking twins, psychoanalysis, and Dead Ringers. This story of twin gynecologists who manipulate those around them is not at all what we expected. This week, we're discussing Cronenberg, the film's approach to sex and psychology, the presentation of characters, how the film unfolds, and so much more. Join us to hear our thoughts on Dead Ringers, and then stick around to the end to hear Dalton announce the final piece of the Shocktober puzzle. 

Time Stamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

06:08 - Quick Dead Ringers Reviews

24:05 - Expanding the Syllabus

46:52 - Analysis

1:13:13 - Shelf or Trash

1:17:25 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 389: House [Hausu (1977)] - Shocktober 9

October 15th, 2020

Dalton continues to lead us through his house of horrors as we enter a psychedelic moment in horror, the 1977 Japanese ghost story, House. House, or Hausu, has always been explained by Dustin as Scooby-Doo directed by Rob Zombie. In this episode, we find out if that tracks. We discuss history and horror, the use of cross-genre conventions to make a point, surreal function in the film's design, and much more as Shocktober 9 continues to roll along. 

Time Stamps:

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

03:49 - Quick House Reviews

15:20 - Expanding the Syllabus

36:46 - Analysis

1:01:05 - Shelf or Trash

1:01:19 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 388: Poltergeist (1982) - Shocktober 9

October 8th, 2020

Shoctober 9: Dalton's House of Horrors continues this week as we take on the Tobe Hooper-directed, Spielberg-produced haunted house classic, Poltergeist. Arthur and Dalton have bold opinions that Dustin is not on board with. This week, we're talking about death and history, 80s ideologies, the family unit and more. So join us, as our journey through Dalton's mouth of madness continues!

Time Stamps:

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:43 - Quick Poltergeist Reviews

19:01 - Expanding the Syllabus

35:14 - Analysis

57:56 - Shelf or Trash

58:46 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

Ep. 387: Day of the Dead (1985) - Shocktober 9

October 1st, 2020

It's Shocktober 9, Bay-Bee! And we've handed the reins over to Dalton, who is turning 30 this month. To celebrate, he gets to do the programming all month long with one caveat—all the movies have to be at least 30 years old. For his first pick, Dalton picked a banger as he chose George A. Romero's Day of the Dead. The third piece of the Dead franchise, Day of the Dead follows a group of scientists and soldiers trying to figure out their next moves in an underground bunker. This week, we're talking neoliberal politics, the impact of Day of the Dead on the zombie genre, the use of violence and gore, and the film's ending. Tune in now to hear us wax as poetic as we can over this one, and stay til the end to find out what Dalton's selected for next week!

Time Stamps:

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

05:16 - Quick Day of the Dead Reviews

24:00 - Expanding the Syllabus

38:48 - Analysis

1:11:23 - Shelf or Trash



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