Dead Ringers Episode 34: MAY + THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Paul Farrell, and Philip Yount to discuss Lucky McKee’s May (2003) and Nicolas Pesce’s The Eyes Of My Mother (2016). The crew share their thoughts on spooky season discoveries, as well as recent releases and rewatches, before trauma and prolonged isolation force the group to take extreme measures in an attempt at making friends.

Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: Starfish (2019) (Hulu, Amazon Prime), Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Shudder), One Cut Of The Dead (2018) (Shudder), Lake Mungo (2009) (Shudder), Fright Night (1985) (VOD), Candyman (1992) (Netflix), Doom: Annihilation (2019) (VOD), The Witches (1990) (VOD), Hell House LLC (2016) (Shudder), Hell House LLC II: The Abaddon Hotel (2018) (Shudder), Hell House LLC III: Lake Of Fire (2019) (Shudder), As Above, So Below (2014) (Netflix), Midsommar (2019) (VOD), Little Monsters (2019) (Hulu), Child’s Play (2019) (VOD), In Search Of Darkness: The Definitive 80s Horror Documentary (2019) (VOD), Sweetheart (2019) (VOD), Possession (1981) (Blu-ray), Bride Of Chucky (1998) (Starz), Seed Of Chucky (2004) (Starz), Cult Of Chucky (2017) (Netflix), Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) (Netflix), Haunt (2019) (Shudder), I Trapped The Devil (2019) (Hulu).

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. The Eyes Of My Mother is available to stream on Netflix, and both it and May are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD.


Download the episode here. (144 MB)

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

Gender Bashing: THE EYES OF MY MOTHER’s Feminine Navigation of Violence by Anya Stanley (Dread Central)

May by Scott Tobias (AV Club)

MAY and the Horror of Loneliness by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)

Crossing The Divide: Reality And Storytellers In Wes Craven’s ‘New Nightmare’ by Emily von Seele (Fangoria)

10 Years Later: ‘Paranormal Activity’ and the Effectiveness of a Simple Ghost Story by Emily von Seele (Bloody Disgusting)

Halloween 2019: The Ghosts and Shadows of THE UNINVITED (1944) by Emily von Seele (Daily Dead)

Forgive and Forget: The Exploration of Guilt in STARFISH by Emily von Seele (Dead Ringers)

Introducing the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow (1999) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)

Deadly Eyes with Brian Saur (Guest Hosted by Paul Farrell) (Scream Addicts) (podcast)

Ep 103: Scary Stories to Tell in the Bark (w/ Philip Yount & Quinn Wright) (Silver Screen Breakdown) (podcast)

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