FRIGHTDAYPODCAST

Episode 206: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, & Vile / Atlantis Pt. IV

This week Byron breaks due to a lesson Kelly learned at a conference, we take one last lap around Atlantis, & discuss a divisive Bundy biopic, reviewing Joe Berlinger’s Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, & Vile. Companion Material: Discovering Atlantis Atlantis: the Antediluvian World Corey Goode: Endgame Part II: The Antarctic …

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A 666-Word Review of ‘The Curse of La Llarona’

Directed by Michael Chaves, The Curse of La Llorona is the newest film in James Wan’s Conjuring Universe. Connected through the character of Father Perez, the film is based on the legend of La Llorona, a Latin American folktale, with the Mexican telling being best known in the United States, …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile’

While you might be expecting a thriller surrounding the many despicable crimes of Ted Bundy, what you are actually getting is an American Crime Story-esque retelling of his capture, imprisonment, and conviction from the perspective of his longtime girlfriend, Elizabeth Kleopfer. The story starts out shaky as it tries to …

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FILMTRAILERS

‘Crawl’ Trailer is Full of Belly-Dragging Terror

During a hurricane, a young woman finds herself trapped beneath a flooding house, fighting for her life against a pack of savage alligators. If your favorite episode of X-Files was also a disaster movie, you would have Crawl. This film boasts a killer production team including director Alexandre Aja (The …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Convent’

Maybe it’s unfair to compare this film to “The Nun” just because, as the name would suggest, it takes place in a convent, but the similarities are there, and maybe that’s enough. When a smaller film tries to explore a concept a big budget film has already done, but doesn’t …

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Episode 205: Body at Brighton Rock / Atlantis Pt. III

This week we discuss the horrors of a long runtime, the Atlantis thoughts of a tuckered out profit, & Roxanne Benjamin’s first full feature entry, reviewing the park ranger nightmare, ‘Body at Brighton Rock’.  Companion Material: Edgar Cayce in October 1910, when this photograph appeared on the front page of …

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Overlook Film Fest Announces Terrifying Third Year Lineup

The Overlook Film Festival is back for its third year, solidifying its home in New Orleans. The 21 feature films being shown include festival favorite The Lodge, Octavia Spencer-starring Ma, and a special screening of The Faculty with director Robert Rodriguez in attendance. There are also some big names in …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Something Else’

Something Else, the latest from Jeremy Gardner, is a genre-confused love story/creature feature that is here to let indie horror fans that it’s okay to dabble in different arenas as long as you do it well. It isn’t perfect–there is some cringe worthy dialogue & questionable acting but this only …

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Joe Begos’ ‘Bliss’ Teases Its Teeth Ahead of Tribeca

If you follow the indie horror or film festival scene, chances are you’ve already heard of Joe Begos. He’s made a name for himself with his first two films; Almost Human and The Mind’s Eye. The Mind’s Eye is the best Cronenberg movie that Cronenberg didn’t make. His films always …

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FRIGHTDAYPODCAST

Episode 204: I Trapped the Devil / Atlantis Pt II

This week we’re now 2/3 more tan, a more modern man shares his take on a sunken civilization, & we talk about consequences and coincidences during an unannounced holiday drop by, reviewing Josh Lobo’s I Trapped the Devil. Companion Material: Oldest Human Fossil Outside Africa Discovered

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A 666-Character Review of ‘I Trapped the Devil’

Matt and his wife Karen show up unannounced to his brother Steve’s house for Christmas. The reunion is tense and awkward, made more so by Steve having a man he claims is the devil held hostage in his basement. I Trapped the Devil is a quiet, slow moving film that …

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FILMREVIEW

A 666-Character Review of ‘Scary Stories’

This documentary on everyone’s favorite children’s books illuminates the history of the anthologies. We are let into the life of the author, Alvin Schwartz, by his son; his non-horror background and love of folk tales is intriguing and paints the Scary Stories books in a more academic light. A portion …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘St. Agatha’

Broke, pregnant Mary has no resources and jumps at the offer to stay at a convent. At first, it seems like the perfect place to give birth and get back on her feet, but something isn’t right. St. Agatha flashes back and forth between the present and showing all the …

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Frightday Presents: It’s Been a Weird Week – April 3rd, 2019

This week, Kelly & Sam’s hands are too slick with suntan location to record, …also they’re miles away celebrating a tropical anniversary, so you’re in for a treat! Enjoy this free preview of our Brew Original Series, “It’s Been a Weird Week”. The show where we talk about the strange, …

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Episode 203: Pet Sematary (2019) / Atlantis

This week a genre fresh air breath was taken, we dip our toes into the mystery of a missing civilization, & get buried by Kevin Kolsch & Dennis Widmyer, reviewing their take on Pet Sematary. Check out our two new original shows (“It’s Been a Weird Week” and “A Conversation …

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Episode 202: The Wind / Underneath the Wild West

This week Sam deserves his own podcast, we mosey on underneath the surface to see the many things to see, & discuss a drafty descent into madness, reviewing Emma Tammi’s ‘The Wind’. Check out our two new original shows (“It’s Been a Weird Week” and “A Conversation With…”) exclusively on …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘The Haunting of Sharon Tate’

The Haunting of Sharon Tate is an interesting movie. Instead of being a straight forward, historically accurate retelling of a famous murder, it decides to tell the questionable story of Sharon Tate’s nightmares that foreshadowed her untimely death. Putting that aside, the film is a major misfire. The dialogue is …

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Lupita Nyong’o / Us

Lupita Nyong’o is the new face(s) of horror. As the leading ladies in Jordan Peele’s deeply unsettling new film ‘Us,’ Nyong’o lurches and rasps her way into the company of the genre’s most complex and chilling antagonists. In conversation with Sam and Jaimee, Academy Award-winner (and generally incredible human) Nyong’o …

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Episode 201: Us / Doppelgängers

This week Kelly does in fact sound like Lindsay Lohan no matter what she says, Byron takes the wheel and details bizarre cases of double selves, & we talk as much as we can without saying anything about Jordan Peele’s Us. Companion Material: Check out our two new original shows …

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A 666-Character Review of ‘Relaxer’

Joel Potraykus’s glimpse into wasted youth is equal parts grotesque & absurd. His muse, Joshua Burge (Buzzard) returns as Abbie; A pushover, man-child who in an attempt to impress his bully of an older brother, accepts the impossible challenge of beating the 256th level of Pac-Man. Joshua’s commitment to discomfort/comfort …

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