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I Love Splatter

I Love Splatter

By Amie Simon

On a mission to make sure no one ever says, "There are not a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror." EVER AGAIN, co-hosts Amie and Adrienne (sometimes joined by very special guest and film scholar, Heather) discuss women-directed horror films on the I Love Splatter! podcast -- aka: the Splattercast.
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Splattercast episode 21: XX
Splattercast episode 21: XX
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss XX (2017), an anthology Directed by Sofia Carrillo, Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin & Karyn Kusama. Featuring hopeless horror, a rapping panda, camping bros, and a devilish sequel. 
01:08:50
November 23, 2022
Splattercast episode 20: The Lure (Córki dancingu)
Splattercast episode 20: The Lure (Córki dancingu)
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss THE LURE (2015), Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska. Featuring man-eating mermaids, a neon 1980’s nightclub, the grossest surgery EVER, and some of the most fantastic musical numbers of ALL TIME. Alexandra Waliszewska Artworks: https://www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/147928 Interview: Agnieszka Smoczyńska on Heeding the Siren Call of “The Lure” | Moveable Feast: https://moveablefest.com/agnieszka-smoczynska-lure/ “Discover the flavour of things denied to you…”: Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s The Lure | cléo: http://cleojournal.com/2017/12/19/agnieszka-smoczynskas-the-lure/
53:09
October 01, 2022
Splattercast episode 19: Saint Maud
Splattercast episode 19: Saint Maud
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss SAINT MAUD (2019), Directed by Rose Glass. Featuring twisted religious obsession, thumb tacks, queer love, and FIRE. Writer/Director Rose Glass Keeps the Frightening Faith with ‘Saint Maud’ | Rue Morgue https://rue-morgue.com/exclusive-interview-writer-director-rose-glass-keeps-the-frightening-faith-with-saint-maud/ Revelations: An Interview with ‘Saint Maud’ Director Rose Glass | Anatomy of a Scream https://anatomyofascream.com/2021/02/11/revelations-an-interview-with-rose-glass/
01:31:15
July 21, 2022
Splattercast Special Episode: Anne Rice
Splattercast Special Episode: Anne Rice
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss the works of our Gothic Queen Anne Rice! Including how they first discovered her books, Tom Cruise understanding the assignment in Interview with the Vampire, and the Nu Metal disaster of Queen of the Damned. The Legacy of Anne Rice: The Modern Day Queen of the Vampires | Slash Film https://www.slashfilm.com/742364/the-legacy-of-anne-rice-the-modern-day-queen-of-the-vampires/ AUTHOR BUYS 8-PAGE AD TO CRITIQUE `VAMPIRE’ FILM | Deseret News https://www.deseret.com/1994/12/26/19150082/author-buys-8-page-ad-to-critique-vampire-film Rice's About-Face: Cruise Is Lestat : After Screening 'Interview With the Vampire,' Author Lauds His Work | LA Times https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1994-09-21-ca-41119-story.html CRUISE'S VAMPIRE TURNS OFF OPRAH - SHE WALKS OUT | Orlando Sentinel https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1994-10-20-9410200300-story.html
01:47:11
May 08, 2022
Splattercast Interview: Kate Dolan, Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother
Splattercast Interview: Kate Dolan, Writer/Director of You Are Not My Mother
Amie talks with Kate Dolan about her first feature film, YOU ARE NOT MY MOTHER - just released in theaters and on demand. 
14:49
April 15, 2022
Splattercast episode 18: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
Splattercast episode 18: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991), Directed by Rachel Talalay. Featuring the (supposed) death of Freddy Krueger, Breckin Myer hopping like a cartoon, throwing stars, and stunt casting. [Interview] ‘Freddy’s Dead’ (For Now, Anyways…): Director Rachel Talalay! | Bloody Disgusting https://bloody-disgusting.com/interviews/27226/interview-freddys-dead-for-now-anyways-director-rachel-talalay/ WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH: Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare and how Rachel Talalay tackled the patriarchy | Screen Queens https://screen-queens.com/2017/02/27/women-in-horror-month-freddys-dead-the-final-nightmare-and-how-rachel-talalay-tackled-the-patriarchy/ 'Freddy's Dead' at 30: Robert Englund says death of hearing-impaired teen showed he was an 'equal-opportunity killer' | Yahoo https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/freddys-dead-the-final-nightmare-robert-englund-hard-of-hearing-character-carlos-death-210702333.html
01:20:54
January 31, 2022
Splattercast episode 17: Censor
Splattercast episode 17: Censor
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss CENSOR (2021), Directed by Prano Bailey-Bond. Featuring video nasties, gorgeous giallo colors, VHS glitches, the horror of conservative values, and male inadequacy revenge catharsis. ‘Video nasties’: It was the 1980s, and moral madness stalked the land - The Irish Times https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/film/video-nasties-it-was-the-1980s-and-moral-madness-stalked-the-land-1.4644825 Chatting Horror and Influences with Prano Bailey-Bond, Writer/Director of CENSOR - Cinapse https://cinapse.co/chatting-horror-and-influences-with-prano-bailey-bond-writer-director-of-censor-b867a055559c Film-maker Prano Bailey-Bond: ‘People think horror is just exploding heads’ - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/dec/06/prano-bailey-bond-director-censor-horror-interview-faces-of-year
54:24
January 01, 2022
Splattercast episode 16: Revengenda Double Feature: M.F.A. & Promising Young Woman
Splattercast episode 16: Revengenda Double Feature: M.F.A. & Promising Young Woman
[CW: sexual assault] In which Amie & Adrienne discuss M.F.A. (2017), Directed by Natalia Leite & PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020), Directed by Emerald Fennell. Featuring a comparison of these revenge-filled films, and a discussion of what we liked about them. ‘M.F.A.’ Director Natalia Leite Faced Her Sexual Assault By Directing a Rape-Revenge Thriller | IndieWire https://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/mfa-natalia-leite-sexual-assault-1201887081/ Interview with Director Natalia Leite and Writer Leah McKendrick | M.F.A. | The Hollywood Outsider https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/interview-director-natalia-leite-leah-mckendrick-mfa/ On Promising Young Woman, Consent, and a Harrowing Ending | AP News https://apnews.com/article/carey-mulligan-emerald-fennell-promising-young-woman-oscars-d5548a43d5c880c0cc38cdb9544d4aff Emerald Fennell on Promising Young Woman | Sight & Sound https://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/interviews/emerald-fennell-promising-young-woman-carey-mulligan-rape-culture-revenge
01:19:05
October 31, 2021
Splattercast episode 15: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Splattercast episode 15: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992), Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui! Featuring slapstick humor, 90’s spandex, many parade floats, DREAMY LUKE PERRY, and the funniest vampire death sequence ever. AMC Backstory: Buffy the Vampire Slayer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nki7Ed-hHsw Buffy's' Gnarly Date With Destiny - Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1992-07-31-ca-4213-story.html Ben Affleck On That Time He Was In Buffy The Vampire Slayer | 8 Days https://www.8days.sg/entertainment/hollywood/ben-affleck-on-that-time-he-was-in-buffy-the-vampire-slayer-12500700?redir=1
01:33:37
September 26, 2021
Splattercast episode 14: Honeymoon
Splattercast episode 14: Honeymoon
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss HONEYMOON (2014), Directed by Leigh Janiak! Featuring a couple who should 100% NOT be married, lots of slime, very squirm-worthy body horror, and the worst interpretation of “hiding” ever. ‘Honeymoon’: How Leigh Janiak Subverts the Traditional Role of Women Within the Home | Screen Queens https://screen-queens.com/2019/09/27/honeymoon-how-leigh-janiak-subverts-the-traditional-role-of-women-within-the-home/ Leigh Janiak Interview: The Low-Budget Creepiness of Honeymoon | Den of Geek https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/leigh-janiak-interview-the-low-budget-creepiness-of-honeymoon/
01:09:42
September 10, 2021
Splattercast episode 13: Pet Sematary Two
Splattercast episode 13: Pet Sematary Two
Part two of our Mary Lambert discussion, in which Amie & Adrienne discuss PET SEMATARY TWO (1992)! Featuring peak Edward Furlong, a topless woman with a dog head, massacred kittens, atmosphere LIKE WHOA, and a whole lotta rabbits. 1989 ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert On Working With Stephen King, Going Dark, ‘Pet Sematary 2’ and More | Slash Film https://www.slashfilm.com/mary-lambert-interview/ Mary Lambert’s Ideal ‘Pet Sematary’ Sequel Would Have Centered On a Grown Up Ellie Creed | Bloody Disgusting https://bloody-disgusting.com/interviews/3552741/interview-mary-lamberts-ideal-pet-sematary-sequel-centered-grown-ellie-creed/
01:30:03
July 31, 2021
Splattercast episode 12: Pet Sematary
Splattercast episode 12: Pet Sematary
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss PET SEMATARY (1989), Directed by Mary Lambert! Featuring giant trucks, scary roads, reanimated pets, AMAZING set design, and the best, scariest lil tot ever. NOW I WANT TO PLAY WITH YOUUUUUUUUUUU  ‘Pet Sematary’ Director Mary Lambert on Using Old-Fashioned Effects for Scares in Pre-CGI Stephen King Adaptation | Variety https://variety.com/2020/artisans/production/pet-sematary-director-mary-lambert-1234806633/  Original Pet Sematary director unearths secrets of the 1989 horror classic | Entertainment Weekly https://ew.com/movies/2019/04/04/pet-sematary-1989-mary-lambert-director/  The Pet Sematary Scene That Even Hardened Horror Fans Always Skip | Looper https://www.looper.com/333429/the-pet-sematary-scene-that-even-hardened-horror-fans-always-skip/?utm_campaign=clip Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary https://www.amazon.com/Unearthed-Untold-Path-SEMATARY-Blu-ray/dp/B07987KGGG
01:40:11
June 26, 2021
Splattercast Episode 11: The Bye Bye Man
Splattercast Episode 11: The Bye Bye Man
In which Amie & Adrienne talk about THE BYE BYE MAN (2017), Directed by Stacy Title! Featuring a memorable catchphrase, an imagined love triangle, lots of train imagery, a town with ONE SINGLE JOURNALIST, Faye Dunaway! and a hairless devil dog. Special Features from The Bye Bye Man DVD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZ0w-U350vw Stacy Title (The Bye Bye Man), Trevor Macy (Oculus, The Strangers, Hush), & Jonathan Penner (Survivor) Reddit AMA https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/5nqu4i/were_horror_filmmakers_stacy_title_the_bye_bye/ Interview: Director Stacy Title Talks The Bye Bye Man | Daily Dead https://dailydead.com/interview-director-stacy-title-talks-the-bye-bye-man/ Saying Goodbye to Stacy Title | Vulture https://www.vulture.com/article/saying-good-bye-to-stacy-title.html
01:18:35
May 31, 2021
Splattercast Episode 10: Sorority House Massacre
Splattercast Episode 10: Sorority House Massacre
In which Amie & Adrienne talk about SORORITY HOUSE MASSACRE (1986), Directed by Carol Frank for their TENTH EPISODE! Featuring extreme memory loss, an awkward fashion montage, a psychic link, and the least secure asylum ever. In Praise of 1986’s Sorority House Massacre | Coming Soon Net: https://www.comingsoon.net/horror/features/846411-in-praise-of-1986s-sorority-house-massacre
57:21
May 09, 2021
Splattercast episode 9: Vamps
Splattercast episode 9: Vamps
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss VAMPS (2012), Directed by Amy Heckerling! Featuring a killer cast, drinking rats with straws, vampires reconciling their taxes, and the best Van Helsing casting EVER. Interview with VAMPS Director Amy Heckerling | Women & Hollywood: https://womenandhollywood.com/interview-with-vamps-director-amy-heckerling-f3014fff12bc/ Alicia Silverstone's partnership with director Amy Heckerling comes back to life with the new party-hearty 'Vamps' | Daily News: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/silverstone-back-life-heckerling-vamps-article-1.1198977 VAMPS Trailer: https://youtu.be/KhzHXrTzATo
53:23
April 18, 2021
Splattercast episode 8: Amulet
Splattercast episode 8: Amulet
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss AMULET (2020), Directed by Romola Garai.Featuring toxic #notallmen masculinity, a crumbling old mansion, a kindly nun, SEVERE plumbing problems, and birthing bat babies! AMULET Trailer: https://youtu.be/uV_lUlOc4mQ ‘Amulet’ Writer/Director Romola Garai Breaks Down the Horror Film’s Ending - VARIETY: https://variety.com/2020/film/features/amulet-ending-romola-garai-1234716870/
01:20:35
March 27, 2021
Splattercast Interview: Natasha Kermani & Brea Grant discuss their film LUCKY
Splattercast Interview: Natasha Kermani & Brea Grant discuss their film LUCKY
In which Amie interviews the filmmaking team behind LUCKY (2020): Director Natasha Kermani, and Screenwriter & Star Brea Grant! Lots of great inside info on true indie filmmaking, the horror genre, and why the voices of marginalized groups need to be heard across all genres and fandoms. Watch LUCKY on Shudder: https://www.shudder.com/ Learn more about Natasha Kermani: http://www.natashakermani.com/ Learn more about Brea Grant: http://www.breagrant.com/ Watch 12 HOUR SHIFT, Written & Directed by Brea Grant: https://www.12hourshiftfilm.com/ Watch IMITATION GIRL, Written & Directed by Natasha Kermani: https://www.amazon.com/Imitation-Girl-Lauren-Ashley-Carter/dp/B079WBRGVL/
23:07
March 05, 2021
Splattercast episode 7: Spellbinder
Splattercast episode 7: Spellbinder
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss SPELLBINDER (1988), Directed by Janet Greek! Featuring the worst LA lawyer bros ever, a seductive enchantress, aggro ponytail warlock dude, a secret satanic mansion, a prepper fortress, a giant pencil, and a TURKEY that reveals witchy powers! Think BIG store (Wikipedia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_Big_(store) Movie Tropes in Spellbinder: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Film/Spellbinder
01:28:01
March 02, 2021
Splattercast episode 6: The Rage: Carrie 2
Splattercast episode 6: The Rage: Carrie 2
In which Amie & Adrienne discuss THE RAGE: CARRIE 2 (1999), Directed by Kat Shea! Featuring the real-life awfulness that inspired these HATE SINK JERK JOCKS, coveting 90’s fashion, the darkest high school ever, bad tattoos, spear gun cabinets, and Walter (the dog). ‘Spur Posse’ Goes on the Defensive - LA TIMES: https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1993-03-20-me-13082-story.html Trouble in Lakewood - THE NEW YORKER: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1993/07/26/trouble-in-lakewood 1000 WOMEN IN HORROR, 1895 – 2018 by Alexandra Heller-Nicolas: https://bearmanor-digital.myshopify.com/collections/all/products/1000-women-in-horror-1895-2018-hardback ‘The Rage: Carrie 2’ Was Ahead of Its Time as a #TimesUp Horror Movie, Bloody Disgusting: https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3524129/love-90s-horror-rage-carrie-2-ahead-time-timesup-horror-movie/
01:26:03
February 13, 2021
Splattercast episode 5: Black Christmas (2019)
Splattercast episode 5: Black Christmas (2019)
In which Amie and Adrienne talk about Black Christmas (2019), Directed by Sophia Takal, and co-written by Takal & April Wolfe, why straight-up remakes are boring as hell, not having enough time to do what you want creatively, and how much they love social justice warrior garbage in their horror movie plots. Director Sophia Takal calls her Black Christmas remake a 'fiercely feminist film' - EW:  https://ew.com/movies/2019/11/26/black-christmas-remake-sophia-takal-interview/ How Blumhouse Remade Black Christmas for Teens in 2019 - Vulture · by Jordan Crucchiola:  https://www.vulture.com/2020/01/how-blumhouse-remade-black-christmas-for-teens-in-2019.html Up in the Frat House by Will Blair & Brooke Blair: https://youtu.be/IEXu6f8jsQA
01:16:35
December 25, 2020
Splattercast episode 4: Revenge
Splattercast episode 4: Revenge
In which Amie and Adrienne talk about Coralie Fargeat's amazing female gaze in Revenge (2018), toxic men, rape culture, culpability, ownership, and how kick*ss it would be to brand yourself with a beer can, strap on some weapons, and make the men who hurt you pay.  Content Warning: sexual assault Matilda Lutz & Coralie Fargeat on women fighting back in Revenge: https://youtu.be/m0O2H5NarWw The Girl With the Pink Star Earring: The Transformational Gaze of ‘Revenge’, by Mary Beth McAndrews: https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3601719/eyes-girl-pink-star-earring-transformational-gaze-revenge/ Director Coralie Fargeat Talks Obsession, Inspirations, and 'Revenge': https://filmschoolrejects.com/coralie-fargeat-interview-revenge/
01:08:18
December 12, 2020
Splattercast episode 3: Jennifer's Body
Splattercast episode 3: Jennifer's Body
In which Amie and Adrienne discuss how Jennifer's Body (2009, Directed by Karyn Kusama) originally suffered from marketing gone bad, flipping opinions, the horror of being a teen girl, complicated BFF love, feminism, eating boys, and how PMS isn't real, Needy. It was made up by the boy-run media to make us seem crazy.  Related links:  She Kills Podcast (Shudder) with Karyn Kusama & Emily Deschanel: https://open.spotify.com/episode/53B31Dig2VusCfcruS9dZJ?si=_64pz_igSMmA9KNBT8aWNQ The Body in Jennifer's Body, The Greatest Movie Title of All Time - Jordan Crucchiola https://www.patreon.com/posts/body-in-body-of-38505758 How Jennifer’s Body went from a flop in 2009 to a feminist cult classic today - VOX https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/10/31/18037996/jennifers-body-flop-cult-classic-feminist-horror
01:02:17
November 27, 2020
Splattercast episode 2: Are slumber parties REALLY like that?
Splattercast episode 2: Are slumber parties REALLY like that?
In which Amie, Adrienne, and Heather discuss two 80s gems: The Slumber Party Massacre (1982), Directed by Amy Holden Jones and Written by, and The Slumber Party Massacre 2 (1987), Directed and Written by Deborah Brock. Grab some cold pizza or some hand-burgers, put on your jammies, and join us for a discussion about coded (and not so coded) queerness, the female gaze, and the worst zit ever.  Related links:  https://bloody-disgusting.com/editorials/3641446/slumber-party-massacre-slashing-patriarchy/ https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/deep-cuts-slumber-party-massacre-ii https://www.slashfilm.com/slumber-party-massacre-2/
01:04:14
November 14, 2020
Splattercast episode 1: F*ck the Patriarchy
Splattercast episode 1: F*ck the Patriarchy
In which Amie, Adrienne, and Heather discuss the origins of women-directed horror and the problems with gatekeeping and the patriarchy within the film industry in general, and in particular, the horror genre.  Related links:  Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché: https://benaturalthemovie.com/ Faust et Méphistophélès (1903), directed by Alice Guy-Blaché: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKzXXdM9U8E Lois Weber: https://wfpp.columbia.edu/pioneer/ccp-lois-weber/ Suspense (1913), directed by Lois Weber: https://youtu.be/4no2UkPpPkA Alexandra Heller-Nicholas: https://www.thebluelenses.com/ Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies: http://www.miskatonicinstitute.com/
43:13
October 31, 2020