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Ruminating on The Cornetto Trilogy

Ruminating on The Cornetto Trilogy

December 2, 2022

Stella and Dan express their fandom of co-writer/star Simon Pegg and co-writer/director Edgar Wright's horror tinged 'Cornetto Trilogy', aka the comedy films Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and The World's End (2013), plus the TV series they co-created with Jessica Hynes, Spaced (1999-2001).

 

Links

Spaced is currently available for streaming on All4 (and the first episode is on YouTube)

Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are currently available for streaming on BritBox

The World's End can be rented for streaming on YouTube

All three films are regularly shown on ITV channels in the UK

Empire's 15th Anniversary Hot Fuzz podcast is here

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T8AERZfYQs&t=1058s

Revisitations#8: Alien (1979)

Revisitations#8: Alien (1979)

November 25, 2022

We go back to the Alien franchise again, as Ian and Dan compare their personal lists of five favourite things from the 1979 classic.  We assume you've all seen this one, so it's spoiler-filled from the start.  And if you haven't seen it, stop listening to us, get yourself to Disney+ and treat yourself to this ageless film!

 

Relevant Links

The Ghostwatch limited edition Blu-Ray is available now from 101 Films (and our interview with Stephen Volk is here)

The Mist is on All4 until 26th November so hurry and catch it!

It's A Sin is currently streaming via BritBox and All4

The Crown and Veronica are currently streaming via Netflix

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

 

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10 Years of The Hunger Games

10 Years of The Hunger Games

November 18, 2022

Together as a foursome for the first time in a while, Kirsty, Stella, Ian and Dan discuss 2012's The Hunger Games, as well as touching on its sequels and the books the films were based on.  Beware, some spoilers...

 

(Kirsty at one point says "kill to the death" instead of "fight to the death".  Dan, who once said "murder kills" when he meant "mercy kills", feels seen.)

 

Relevant Links

The new Mads Mikkelsen/Bryan Fuller horror is Dust Bunny

Dan's comedy podcast The Faces at the Window can be found here.  New series coming this Christmas!

Danny Robins' new podcast is The Witch Farm

Dr Terror's House of Horrors is often shown on Legend on UKTV and can be found on several streaming services including Shudder, BritBox and Plex (which is free).  Howard and Dan's episode about it is here

Seasons 1-4 and the first part of Season 5 of The Handmaid's Tale are currently streaming via All4

Guillermo Del Toro's The Cabinet of Curiosities and The Witcher are currently streaming via Netflix

The Peripheral is currently streaming via Amazon Prime

Andor is currently streaming on Disney+

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

 

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Mini Review: L’Orafo/The Goldsmith (Grimmfest 2022)

Mini Review: L’Orafo/The Goldsmith (Grimmfest 2022)

November 11, 2022

A few weeks late, we're giving our first coverage to Grimmfest 2022. Stella and Dan discuss the Italian comic heist thriller with a gruesome undertone, L'Orafo aka The Goldsmith, winner of the festival's Reaper Award for Best Screenplay.  Dan was unable to attend Grimmfest itself due to illness, but Stella did and recorded a spoilery interview with co-writer/director Vincenzo Ricchiuti and producer Manuela De Tommaso, included in the middle of the podcast.

 

00.00.41 Grimmfest 2022 and non-spoiler discussion of The Goldsmith

00.15.46 Interview with Vincenzo Richiutti and Manuela De Tomasso (spoilers)

00.26.22 Spoiler discussion of The Goldsmith

 

No recommendations on the actual podcast this episode, but Dan suggests UK listeners check out All4 which currently hosts a number of excellent horror films, including One Cut Of The Dead, American Psycho, The Mist and The Orphanage.

 

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A Ramble About Body Horror

A Ramble About Body Horror

November 4, 2022

This episode, Dan and Stella discuss the subgenre of body horror: what are our favourite body horror sequences in film and TV, what makes them work, how body horror crosses subgenres and how it's evolved with the development of FX techniques.

The discussion takes in the following films and shows, with occasional spoilers, so beware if you haven't seen them: Body Melt, Creepshow (TV), Hannibal (TV), The Relic, Robocop (1987), Scanners, Shivers (They Came From Within), Slither, Society, Starship Troopers, The Strain, Teeth, Torchwood: Miracle Day, Total Recall (1990), The Walking Dead.

 

00.00.41 Intro

00.05.04 Body Horror discussion

01.44.10 Outro and Recommendations

 

Relevant Links

Red Dwarf Series 1-8 and 10-13 are currently streaming via UKTV Play

The Exorcist, The Omen, The Relic (as mentioned in the discussion), The Awakening, The Babadook, Don't Look Now, Host and several other classic horrors are currently available for streaming via BBC iPlayer

The limited edition Ghostwatch Blu-Ray (featuring commentary from Stella) is now available from 101 Films

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

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Men (2022)

Men (2022)

October 28, 2022

Welcome to the second proper weekly series of --And Now The Podcast Starts!  And happy Halloween.

This episode, Kirsty, Ian and Dan are discussing Men, director Alex Garland's recent hybrid of folk horror, gender commentary and body horror, first in spoiler-free fashion, then with full spoilers.

 

00.00.41 Intro

00.04.04 Men review (spoiler-free)

00.33.23 Men review (spoilerific)

01.20.45 Outro and Recommendations

 

Relevant Links

Men is currently out on DVD and Blu-Ray and can be rented for streaming via YouTube and Amazon Prime

Legend's full listings for Halloween weekend can be found here

Archive 81 is currently available for streaming on Netflix

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

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Horror in Red Dwarf

Horror in Red Dwarf

July 29, 2022

A relaxed, horror-adjacent chat this week, as Stella and Dan put their feet up and chuckle about the horrific elements of their (and possibly everybody's) favourite sci-fi sitcom, Red Dwarf.

(The Series 2 episode they discuss without naming is called Thanks for the Memory.)

 

Red Dwarf Series 1-8 are available for streaming via Britbox.  Series 9 onwards are frequently (but not always) available for streaming for free via UKTV Play.

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

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Revisitations #7: Alien Resurrection (1997)

Revisitations #7: Alien Resurrection (1997)

July 22, 2022

Following their discussions of Aliens (1986) in the previous two episodes, and Alien3 (1992) much earlier, Dan and Ian now take on 1997's not-much-loved fourth part of the franchise, Alien Resurrection, although the two can't agree whose idea it was.  Listen as Ian rediscovers a nightmare from literally half a lifetime ago.  The discussion doesn't dwell on the story in detail, but if you haven't seen it, beware of spoilers.

 

There's also a very off-topic digression about Game of Thrones and The West Wing, but Dan cut most of it out...

 

Alien Resurrection is available for streaming on Disney+.

 

All soundtrack and music clips are used for the purposes of criticism under Fair Use (US law) and Fair Dealing (UK law).  No copyright infringement intended.

Check out our other episodes on Aliens and Alien3 on our website, www.andnowpodcast.com.

Revisitations #6: Aliens (1986)

Revisitations #6: Aliens (1986)

July 15, 2022

Following the brief discussion last episode, Ian and Dan now get to enthuse at length about one of their favourite movies, James Cameron's 1986 sequel to Alien, Aliens.  Plus a child pops in.

 

All the Alien films are available for streaming via Disney+

 

Find out more about the new Aliens documentary, Aliens Expanded, here

 

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Questions of Horror #4: Is It Horror?

Questions of Horror #4: Is It Horror?

July 8, 2022

Apart from Howard (he says hello), the gang's all here as Stella, Kirsty and Ian join Dan to discuss how far the horror genre might stretch to include action, disaster and sci-fi films, with specific reference to The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Jaws (1975) and Aliens (1986).  Beware: spoilers for The Poseidon Adventure - please note the timecodes below if you wish to avoid.

 

00.00.00 Intro and news

00.09.10  The Poseidon Adventure discussion

00.31.08 Jaws discussion

00.43.53 Aliens discussion

 

Relevant Links:

The new edition of Hammer and Beyond can be ordered for £10 from Manchester University Press

 

Also, happy birthday to our music maestro, Greg Hulme!

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