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PODCAST 222: Don't Breathe & Suburban Roulette

This week Forest watches a new film before the Horror Duo take on a month of old classics in October. He shares his thoughts on Don't Breathe - in theaters now. Cory continues his exploration into the collected works of Herchell Gordon Lewis as he reviews "the sleaziest movie in the history of the world", Suburban Roulette.

Forest celebrates his new found freedom by seeing Sausage Party, Hell or High Water, Ben Hur & Don't Breathe all in one week. Cory visits the newly opened Voodoo Brewery location here in his hometown. And an undead hell spawn is one step closer to being re-made. All this and Cory muses the idea that the #1 looks like an erect penis...and why not?


  • 00:00 Intro & News
  • 17:06 "Don't Breathe"
  • 31:45 Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 32:58 "Suburban Roulette"
  • 47:43 Comments & Conclusion



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Blake Matthews said...

The premise for Don't Breathe sounds like one of the stories that shows up in the 1972 anthology film "Tales from the Crypt."

It was mentioned in your last podcast that before nudie-cuties, nudity was largely relegated to documentaries about women in labor. The general idea was that there was a loophole in the Hayes Code which permitted educational films to have nudity in them. In the 30s, Dwayne Esper, who helmed a number of "drug warning" movies, did a movie called "Maniac." It pretended to be a treatise on mental illness, but it was really just an excuse for female nudity, catfights with syringes, and animal violence.

Blake Matthews said...

Random post: While re-listening to your podcast with the MANIAC remake review, I started to ask myself just how lucrative a trade was mannequin repair. I work at the headquarters of a major clothing retailer in São Paulo, Brazil. I was talking to one of the girls who’s responsible for purchasing mannequins. I asked her if our company hired people to repair them whenever they get broken. Her response was yes, and that those who do mannequin repair can make a whole lot of money. Mannequins are apparently expensive enough that it’s easier to repair broken ones rather than buy a new one. I thought that was worth sharing you.

Anomalous Host said...

Regarding that 9/11 comment I made, I was just trying to guilt trip you guys into seeing it as another measure. Anyway, if you want to see a solid 9/11 film outside of that, I highly recommend United 93. If you want to see a film with 9/11 elements that is so ineptly made, insane, ridiculous, stupid, unfathomable, and downright hilarious if you don't get offended from the first 5 minutes, I recommend the Bollywood film Madhoshi. Lindsay Ellis led me onto that film's existence with this clip in her 9/11 tribute video.

Sounds like you were more sympathetic to that bitch-tit's plight in Don't Breathe than I was. Two wrongs don't make a right. I was pissed that she got away with it. Was kinda hoping the cops would come in and arrest her for killing the guy before she could get away. Film tries to overcome this little issue by giving her a backstory of having a shitty mother with a shitty stepdad/boyfriend, but has a sweet innocent little sister. Blech!

Saw Blair Witch (the new 2016 remake of The Blair Witch Project). It sucks. It sucks loads of ass. Everything about it is a step down from the first film, from the characters, to the pacing, to the camerawork, to the scares (fucking cheap jumpscares and a lot of fucking "fake" jumpscares). Plus it doesn't exactly mesh completely with the first film, in that it seems to take a few liberties with the lore (they completely change what "standing in the corner" meant). Granted, it had a couple nifty ideas, but they belonged in a different "movie in the woods" with a different backstory entirely. And worst of all, they show glimpses of the Blair Witch. THAT'S A BIG NO-NO!

If you want something like this done right, I highly recommend Marble Hornets. If you don't know what that is, let's just say it's found footage with SlenderMan, and it's pulled off pretty well by amateurs, and is a lot more unnerving and scary than Blair Wench is.

Anyway, made that review I promised with a shoutout to your site on my blog site.

It's also on letterboxd.

And I guess you guys are on borrowed time at this point when it comes to YouTube, or have you heard?

PS: Sorry for the long comment.

Blake Matthews said...

Sad news: http://variety.com/2016/film/news/herschell-gordon-lewis-dead-dies-godfather-of-gore-splatter-movies-1201870397/