Dead Ringers Episode 29: STARRY EYES + THE NEON DEMON

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Starry Eyes (2014) and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon (2016). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Kölsch and Widmyer’s re-adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (2019) — before heading to Hollywood and losing themselves to their own monstrous ambitions.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Castle Freak (1995) (Shudder, Tubi TV), Us (2019), Pet Sematary (1989) (VOD), Blade (1998) (Amazon Prime), Blade II (2002) (Amazon Prime), Blade: Trinity (2004) (Amazon Prime), Let The Right One In (2008) (Shudder, Hulu), Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) (Tubi TV), Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) (Crackle), Knock Knock (2015) (HBO Now), Pet Sematary (2019).

As will always be the case with this show, be aware that our discussion contains spoilers. If you want to watch the movies before listening to the show, there are a couple of ways you can do so. Starry Eyes and The Neon Demon are available to stream on Amazon Prime, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand.

 

Download the episode here. (151 MB)

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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:

BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA – 25 Years of Horror and Tragedy by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)

Keanu Believe It: Episode 14 – Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Talk Film Society) (podcast)

Keanu Believe It: Episode 45 – Knock Knock (Talk Film Society) (podcast)

Keanu Believe It: Episode 47 – The Neon Demon (Talk Film Society) (podcast)

Why Do We All Have to Be Beautiful? by Megan Nolan (New York Times)

[Boston Underground Film Festival] KNIFE+HEART Review: A Beautiful, Queer Slasher Film by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)

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