Dead Ringers Episode 36: BLACK SWAN + BLISS

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Thomas Foster, and Paul Farrell to discuss Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (2010) and Joe Begos’ Bliss (2019). The crew share their thoughts on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before pushing themselves to physical and mental extremes in order to achieve artistic perfection and falling apart along the way.

Other movies/TV shows discussed on this episode: Anna And The Apocalypse (2018) (Hulu, Amazon Prime), Suspiria (1977) (Tubi TV), The Cured (2018) (VOD), Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) (Netflix), Saw (franchise), One Cut Of The Dead (2018) (Shudder), Wounds (2019) (Hulu), Pure (2019) (Hulu), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) (VOD), The Lighthouse (2019) (VOD), Parasite (2019) (VOD), Blood Rage (1987) (Shudder, Amazon Prime), Deadly Games (1990) (Shudder), Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017) (Shudder), Lake Mungo (2009) (Amazon Prime), Deep Murder (2019) (Shudder), Unsane (2018) (Amazon Prime).

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. Black Swan is available to stream on HBO NOW/GO, Bliss is available to stream on Shudder, and both are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD.


Download the episode here. (143 MB)

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

Fruits, Brains and Bats in Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)

That Bloody Mirror Scene from Poltergeist (1982) by Paul Farrell (Scriptophobic)

Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: Taneli Mustonen’s LAKE BODOM with Nolan McBride by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead)

Let’s Scare Bryan to Death: Lucky McKee’s MAY with BJ Colangelo by Bryan Christopher (Daily Dead)

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