Deriving its terror from over-the-top body horror as well as unnerving psychological uncertainty, The Thing is an absolute classic. It is a movie that works on multiple levels and contains themes that run deeper than casual viewers might realize. Join chris and Joey in episode 19 of the Last Theater on the Left Podcast as they begin their journey into John Carpenter’s Apocalypse Trilogy with a look at 1982’s The Thing!
With its stellar cast and clever direction by Bob Clark, the man who is also responsible for Porky’s and A Christmas Story, 1974’s Black Christmas is a holiday tradition at The Last Theater on the Left. Listen to episode 18 of the podcast as chris and Joey discuss why the film is so effective, how it served as a sort of midway point between the Italian giallo films and the American slashers that were to come, and how the movie’s chilling ending might have more to it than we see.
Jigsaw is a fine jumping-on point for new viewers who got lost along the path known as Saw, but is it a path worth joining?
House is a misunderstood masterpiece of Japanese horror. It’s crazy, strange, and deeper than most people give it credit for. It’s a must-watch for any fan of film.
House is a beloved movie, but to people love it for the wrong reasons? Join me in episode 3 of the LTL podcast as I make an argument for looking past the crazy visuals of House and appreciating the movie for its deep connections to Japanese folklore, the medium of film, and what it means to grow up in a society affected by war!
Drawing inspiration from the likes of Ringu and The Blair Witch Project, POV: A Cursed Film is a worthy entry in the supernatural found footage genre.
Tusk is a horrifically fun excursion into The Great White North that fans of Kevin Smith are sure to love, but will non-fans feel like they’re being excluded from some gigantic inside joke?
Willow Creek is slow building found footage horror movie with nice scares and likable characters. But does it provide anything fresh or unique in a genre where originality seems to be exhausted?