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PODCAST 288: The Rapture & We Are What We Are [The God Stuff Edition]

This week the Horror Duo end the year strong with one final pair of family oriented yet very bleak films featuring stories who's characters inevitably question their faith. Forest shares his thoughts on the little talked about film The Rapture. Cory recommends a re-make that is actually worth checking out, and that is the very cannibal We Are What We Are.

Forest also discusses his disappointment with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Cory raves over The Belko Experiment, and both riff over the recent news that the United States Government funded a UFO investigation for nearly a decade in the 2000s. All this and Forest & Cory open up a little about their beliefs and their take on God.

CORRECTION: Cory mentions a connection between Nevada representative Harry Reid and Roswell (New Mexico). He meant to say Harry Reid and Area 51 - which is located in Nevada.


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  • 00:00 - Introduction & News
  • 16:17 - "The Rapture"
  • 37:44 - Know Your Horror Trivia
  • 39:00 - "We Are What We Are"
  • 62:10 - Comments & Conclusion


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Blake Matthews said...

I was hoping that Forest would finish out his family dynamics series with David Cronenberg's THE BROOD, which is another case of a horror director using film to exorcise the demons of a bitter divorce.

I'm a practicing Mormon, but I'd hope that if I ever found myself in Erie, Forest wouldn't kick me out of his house.

Anomalous Host said...

The Last Jedi sucked, and I more or less express how badly in my review.


Anyway, regarding religion, I used to be Christian until, oh, around 2008-ish. But I didn't become an Atheist either. I was simply Theist. Then a few months ago I got high while watching that Key and Peele movie Keanu, and once that kitten appeared on screen, my mind opened up, and the secrets of the universe hit me (guess what they say about cats and the afterlife is true).

Long story short, the epiphany made me believe that we are here, in this world, to make memories for ourselves and others, but we will only have access to our own memories while we're here. If we get memory loss or Alzheimer's or something, no worries, because once you die and enter the afterlife, we'll become something resembling a golden humanoid made up of gold particles (think fairy dust from Tinkerbelle in Peter Pan, formed into a humanoid shape or something), and we'll have access to all of our own memories from our life on Earth, can relive them at will as if watching a movie in 4D (complete with reliving the sensations, emotions, etc.). But once we're satisfied with the wisdom/knowledge/etc gained from our memories, then we may move on to the memories of anyone else. We would most likely start with those we were familiar with, or had seen at some point in time, anyone we want (or anything for that matter, doesn't have to be human, doesn't even have to be from earth should we get that far, memories from anything from any planet from any universe are open books for us when we choose to access them), and do the same thing, living their memories/emotions/sensations/etc. And eventually, we'll have accessed and lived through countless memories that everyone has created, and become all the more wise and understanding from then on. And eventually, when we've experienced/learned/matured enough, we continue on in this state, seeing what life to live in this dimension as we see fit.

Hey, it's more believable than that scientology bullshit. Plus it provides a reason to keep living this life even with the knowledge that there's an afterlife (because, in all honesty, when it comes to Christianity and Islam, I don't see very many reasons why one shouldn't wish for a quick death before becoming corrupted or something). The afterlife is one big glorified entertainment show, where everyone is the creator of their own show, and anybody can witness it, and it will all be for free, and no one will bitch about it due to greed or whatever. Because once we die, we'll be beyond all that.

Blake said...

I hope you two are alright: https://www.yahoo.com/gma/more-lake-effect-snow-even-colder-temperatures-way-111205986--abc-news-topstories.html

Ben said...

Hey thanks guys for another year of entertainment and helping me get through the work days. Im always impressed at how you (or anyone else) is able to stick to a schedule without ever missing a week….especially when you aren’t really getting paid to do it.   I’m sure its fun, but do you ever get to the point where you just don’t feel like putting in the time to watch a crappy movie and review it?  Do you ever wanna say “fuck the podcast this week”?? Im just curious because I have a horror-related blog which I haven’t touched in months and cant seem to get motivated!  Oh, and I cant wait to hear the snow report btw.