Thrillers, Killers, Chillers, and Drillers! Criterion Horror Films of the 1970s Continued.
Jim and Teal return with the second half of the Criterion Channel’s 1970s horror lineup. Lots of 1970s goodies in store, including:
Deathdream, Shivers, The Witch Who Came From the Sea, The Hills Have Eyes, Rabid, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Coma, Long Weekend, The Driller Killer, and The Brood.
And Then There Was Videodrome.
Director David Cronenberg’s films appear several times in the Criterion Channel’s 1970s horror lineup, but it was the 1980s where he made a name for himself. Videodrome was a big influence on both Jim and Teal, and they rewatched it as one of Criterion Channel’s spotlight films this month.
Listen in as Jim offers some interesting tidbits from the director’s commentary, and hear why J&T love this movie so much.
Get in the Cage! Richard Stanley Returns.
It’s been a long wait for the next Richard Stanley feature. The director of horror film, Hardware, and notoriously fired from The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996), fans have waited to see what Stanley could do if given a second chance. Well…the wait is over, and the results are positive. Color Out of Space (2020) matches Stanley with H.P. Lovecraft and the film is bonkers, and that could be an understatement. It also features Nicolas Cage. And there are only two types of Cage movies these days; the ones you skip that he does for a paycheck, and the ones that let Cage go completely mental. Mandy (2018) was the last time Cage got to rage super hard. He’s back, baby! Cage harkens back to his weirdo roles of the late 80s, early 90s and gives Jim and Teal what they crave, unbridled Cage lunacy. For fans of the horror science fiction genre, there’s a lot to love here.
All of this fun stuff plus the horror fairy tale, Gretel and Hansel. There’s a lot to unpack.
What are you waiting for? Get to it!