DRtL Episode 28: Comfort Movies!

Posted on Aug 10 2015 in Episodes

You know what we’re talking about — you’re home for a sick day, or maybe you’ve just straight-up run out of fucks. In either case, it’s time to crash on the couch with a pint of ice cream. Or maybe not — maybe it’s just time to try to get something done around the house that you’ve been putting off, like tackling that mountain of laundry, and you just want a movie to put on that won’t demand your full attention.

However it goes, you reach for a comfort movie — something you’ve already seen a zillion times, but just don’t get tired of. The cinematic equivalent of comfort food. A big ol’ audio-visual bowl of macaroni and cheese. Maybe with the emphasis on “cheese.” (As such, this episode sometimes strays way, way far out of strict horror movie territory. We promise you’ll be entertained anyway.)

We are joined this time by the always-charming Jillian Venters, the Lady of the Manners herself, from Gothic Charm School!

2 Responses to “DRtL Episode 28: Comfort Movies!”

  1. My comfort film when I was younger was the Hallmark Merlin mini-series or the original Star Wars trilogy. I got the trilogy on VHS for Christmas when I was 11ish, I watched one a day for the next 4 months. Sorry Mum and Dad. Late teens it was The Haunting remake (pretty and spooky fluff) or Galaxy Quest.

    I love Nightbreed, but I had to buy a European DVD release because there’s no UK region 2 release which is stupid. The director’s cut Bluray is US import, so I have not seen it either (no Bluray player anyway). A TV miniseries would be amazing.

    Michael, please write that Labyrinth sequel in novel form. You will make 1 million dollars.

    My favourite adaptation of Dracula so far is the 2006 ITV/BBC version with Marc Warren because it does things a touch differently and his Dracula is still a monster. But then I like it when he plays non-human/monster characters for some reason.

    As for suggestions for future eps, I’d like one on horror films with a fairytale/mythology bent, because I’m sure they exist but I know of very few. Also since I accidently ended up watching two American Gothic-style horrors set on midwest farms in a row this week it would be kind of interesting to explore that aspect. Unless they’re all bad films, which is possible.

    Lots of the films on your list are ones in my collection. Like a certain tumblr post says; “If you are lonely, dim all lights and put on a horror-movie. After a while it won’t feel like you are alone anymore. “

  2. ” I’d like one on horror films with a fairytale/mythology bent”

    That is a fantastic idea!

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