A Part Of Our Scare-itage

9. Silent Hill: Revelation (2012).

Sarah and Adam return to Silent Hill to discuss MJ Bassett’s no-win scenario: making a film that simultaneously pleases fans of the Silent Hill games and the previous Silent Hill movie. Silent Hill: Revelation may not be the greatest film ever made, but its charms (including Malcolm McDowell in a mesh top) are discussed in this very special and not terribly Canadian Scare-itage.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

The podcast where writer-director MJ Bassett is interviewed about her film/TV work (including Revelation) as well as her personal life, is over at The Movie Crypt. Definitely worth a listen.

There was a time when studios released direct-to-video cartoon “midquels” to films that have a newly-released sequel that jump ahead in time and fill the gap. Hence, the animated Chronicles of Riddick.

There was also an animated Van Helsing, but the Hugh Jackman Van Helsing never spawned a theatrical sequel.

Voldo.

Baraka.

Neil Young in The Last Waltz.

MJ Bassett directed the following episodes of Ash vs Evil Dead: Bait. Books from Beyond. DUI. Confinement.

MJ Bassett wrote the Ash vs Evil Dead episode Ashes to Ashes.

The goofiest moments in Darkman’s direct-to-video sequels.

Unaired Darkman Pilot (Caution: It’s terrible).

Hellraiser 3’s new cenobites.

Malcolm McDowell’s sexy Silent Hill top.

Sarah’s perfect Silent Hill movies: Mulholland Drive and The Black Coat’s Daughter.

Resident Evil 4 is really good.

Investigating Silent Hills (aka PT).

Castlevania anime season 2 trailer.

A preview of what film we’re discussing next episode.

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8. Silent Hill (2006).

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7. A Christmas Horror Story (2015).

Sarah and Adam have been good all year and are visited by both Krampus and Shatner Clause in this Canadian Christmas carol. Since your two horror hosts dipped heavily into the nog prior to recording things get sloppy as they discuss anthology movies, the perils of only remembering the best parts of a movie, and that damn fourth Texas Chainsaw movie where Matthew McConaughey has a robot leg.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

We talked about Long Pigs and its commentary in episode 5.

We discussed Deathdream and its commentary in episode 6.

We reviewed Ginger Snaps in our second episode.

Psi-Factor Youtube playlist.

Feel Canadian.

Amro Attia portfolio.

George Buza interview.

1988’s The Brain (we’ll cover this one eventually).

Bailey Downs, the setting of Ginger Snaps, Orphan Black, and this movie.

Julian Richings.

Sarah loves The Children. Not to be confused with The Children.

Trick ’r Treat (2007).

Awaken, Happy Tree. Rise to the surface!

Ed the Sock.

H0H 0H0 Canada promo featuring rapping French-Canadian elves.

Warren the Grog and PJ Fresh Phil.

Castle Rock.

A glimpse of what we’ll be reviewing next episode.

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6. Deathdream (1972).

Sarah and Adam relive their memories of Vietnam war movies as they discuss Bob Clark’s Deathdream, a movie that qualifies as Canadian by the thinnest of definitions. Despite this, there’s a lot of Canadian stuff to discuss, like mistaken Canadian identity, Bob Clark’s dealings with Canada, Canada’s role in the Vietnam war, and one cast member’s appearance on SCTV.

Note: Deathdream is known under a number of alternate titles, the most common being Dead Of Night (though it’s one of several movies with this title) and The Night Andy Came Home.

Show Notes.

Trailer (as Dead of Night). IMDB. Wiki.

John Marley in The Godfather (Caution: contains the horse head footage).

John Marley in SCTV’s “The Godfather” (Caution: contains a horse head puppet).

Matthew McConaughey overacting with his briefly-seen “robot leg”.

Hereditary (trailer). Sarah’s right, it’s great! Do yourself a favour and don’t spoil a single detail before you see it.

Interesting video essay on why William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist III aka Legion is the “greatest psychological thriller ever”.

Great collection of VHS artwork (mostly as Deathdream) for the film’s worldwide releases care of Cinema Arcana.

Stephen King’s Pet Sematary: Book vs. film.

Collection of posters (mostly as Dead Of Night) care of Critical Condition.

Deathdream’s original ending.

Trailer for the film we’ll be talking about next time.

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5. Long Pigs (2007).

Sarah & Adam sink their teeth into a meaty discussion on Canadian cannibal movie Long Pigs. Serial killings! The ethics of meat! Weird conservatism! The regrets of listening to director’s commentaries! All this and more will be discussed in an episode that will leave you feeling bad about the Lilydale Meats guy.

Show Notes.

Trailer. IMDB. Wiki.

Clive Barker’s Dread.

Lilydale Meats.

Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Fact Sheet.

Timeline: Canada’s 2003 mad cow disease crisis.

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