Archive for June, 2015:
Hail to the King — namely, Stephen King, that household name of horror, the Maine Man himself! As any horror fan will tell you, Stephen King has had more than his fair share of movie adaptations, not all of them good. Well — maybe, most of them really not that good. But! We persevered here at DRtL, and dove right into our retrospective. We mostly remembered King’s films as being fairly light, fun, popcorn movies — but join us as we realize how wrong we were, and just how many of the genuinely horrifying aspects of human nature are lurking under the surface of King’s work, like a clown in a sewer.
Not to say we didn’t have fun with the topic. See for yourself. Or, I guess, hear for yourself!
We’re back from Crypticon! We had a pretty great time, and we’re here to tell you about it. And Montoure has some selections from this year’s Seattle International Film Festival! All of which turns out to be a good thing, because the topic we had chosen for this episode turns out to be a little thin on the ground. It sure seemed like creepy orphans and orphanages were a staple of the horror genre, but we ended up having to kind of stretch our definitions to find enough to talk about ….