For many years I was the friend who loved horror, but then I met someone who loved horror even more than me!
Damien O’Meara is joined by Horror Maven, Lisa Rufus to talk all about Host (2020). This is going to ruin Zoom meetings for work on Monday.
While 2020 has delivered its fair share of crappy times, Director, Rob Savage found a great opportunity, a 56 minute long horror movie, filmed over Zoom… Host (2020) is a beacon of innovation and terror that we needed to survive this bleak excuse for a year.
You know that feeling when you love a movie, and you find out your friend has never seen it? The level of anxiety and anticipation as you get them to watch it for the first time, praying that they love it.
Well, Link has never seen Scream (1996)! And continuing our theme of love letters to the horror genre, it seemed like the perfect film to introduce him to the genre. Will he love it? Or will I be bitterly disappointed?
Damien O’Meara is joined by Lincoln Law to find out if Scream (1996) really is that good, or perhaps teenage Damo has blinded grown-up Damo to what this really is. Does it hold up?
You can hear more fabulous quips from Link on Twitter: @Link_Law.
“Ok, I’m drawing a line in the fucking sand. Do NOT read the Latin!”
This is the horror fan’s horror movie, because it’s a love letter to and a critique of the genre. Does that make it good though? Well that’s the question, because this is a genre ripe with people who say that if it doesn’t follow the rules, then it’s just not cricket… I mean horror.
Damien O’Meara is joined by the always insightful Dave Gaukroger to talk all about The Cabin in the Woods (2011). Because when it comes to horror, we want to see the most self-aware, self-referential, up it’s own ass horror movie – and you know what.. we love it!
“Admit it, Buffy. Aren’t there times when you just feel… less than fresh?”
Were you ever obsessed by a movie when you were a teenager? We were. But is all that nostalgia clouding our vision of this camp-horror classic? And was it really as good as we remember?
Damien O’Meara is joined by fabulous friend, Emma O’Connor to talk all about Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992). And these two Aussies try to unpick if this movie gave them unrealistic expectations about life as an American high-schooler, cheerleading and the role of handkerchiefs in dramatic death scenes. Most importantly, Sarah Michelle Gellar will always be Buffy Summers (sorry Kristy Swanson).
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