On this Off-Topic episode, Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Sam Van Haren from Talk Film Society (and its Keanu Believe It podcast) and Ryan Douglas from the Uncanny Nerdverse podcast — to discuss Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy (2004) and Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), as well as reviewing the Hellboy (2019) reboot from Neil Marshall and comparing how different filmmakers adapt the source material. With Mike Mignola’s comic and Guillermo del Toro’s first film both celebrating major anniversaries this year (25th and 15th, respectively), there’s no better time to dive into all things Hellboy.
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. Hellboy (2004) is available to stream on Netflix and Hellboy II: The Golden Army is available to stream on Hulu, and both are also available to rent via video-on-demand.
Download the episode here. (142 MB)
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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research for this episode:
Beautiful Freaks: Love and Acceptance in Guillermo del Toro’s HELLBOY Films by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)
Celebrating Makeup Artist Extraordinaire Matt Rose by Heather Wixson (Daily Dead)
Keanu Believe It: Episode 44 – John Wick (Talk Film Society) (feat. Emily von Seele)
Bonus: Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Talk…Lethal Weapon (1987) (Uncanny Nerdverse)
Forgive and Forget: The Exploration of Guilt in STARFISH by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)
THRILLER Review: A New Perspective on the Slasher Formula by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)
HEATHERS Week: How HEATHERS Shaped the Landscape of Dark Comedies for Years to Come by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)
Review: I TRAPPED THE DEVIL is Cerebrally Charged Psychological Horror at its Best by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)
Review: HAGAZUSSA is an Unsettling Piece of Folklore Horror by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)