In this episode, we discuss David Cronenberg's film Dead Ringers. It follows Elliot, a successful gynecologist, works at the same practice as his identical twin, Beverly. Elliot is attracted to many of his patients and has affairs with them. When he inevitably loses interest, he will give the woman over to Beverly, the meeker of the two, without the woman knowing the difference. Beverly falls hard for one of the patients, but when she inadvertently deceives him, he slips into a state of madness.
The Exorcist is a 1973 American supernatural horror film directed by William Friedkin and produced and written for the screen by William Peter Blatty, based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Blatty. It follows the demonic possession of twelve-year-old Regan and her mother's attempt to rescue her through an exorcism conducted by two Catholic priests.
Dmitry and I go through all the weird details about exorcism and discuss how the film holds up today.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy...
In this episode, we discuss The Shining. We discuss the differences between the book and the movie. We also talk about what horror really is and the constant question on Jack's mind, "Why does my asshole family keep me from writing my masterpiece in this creepy hotel?"
We also hit some of our other favorite scary movies, Stanley Kubrick, and how much of a role Stephen King plays in movie adaptions of his books.