Nolan is joined by Thomas Foster, Kat Adams, Emily von Seele, and Ben McBride to discuss Robin Hardy’s The Wicker Man (1973) and Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (2011). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including reviews of Child’s Play (2019), Annabelle Comes Home, and Ari Aster’s Midsommar (**Spoilers from 58:40 – 1:21:40**) — before they are manipulated and controlled in a sinister game with a twisted cult.
Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: Ma (2019), The Man Who Killed Hitler And Then The Bigfoot (2019) (Hulu), Dragged Across Concrete (2019) (VOD), Braid (2019) (Amazon Prime), Border (2018) (Hulu), Stranger Things (2016) (Netflix), Just Before Dawn (1981) (Blu-ray), The Hole In The Ground (2019) (Amazon Prime), A Field In England (2013) (Amazon Prime, Tubi TV), High Rise (2015) (Netflix), Child’s Play (2019), Annabelle Comes Home (2019), Midsommar (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. Both The Wicker Man (1973) and Kill List (2011) are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on blu-ray.
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Links of interest and/or sources cited for research on this episode:
Review: Child’s Play (2019) by Zach Kindron (Talk Film Society)
Obviously MIDSOMMAR Is A Stealth TEXAS CHAIN SAW Remake by Phil Nobile Jr. (Birth.Movies.Death.)
Spoilers: Digging into the Runes Throughout ‘Midsommar,’ What the Hell They All Mean, and the Easter Eggs Ari Aster Hid Throughout by Roxana Hadadi (Pajiba)