Dead Ringers Episode 37: THE BABADOOK + UNDER THE SHADOW

Nolan is joined by Ben McBride, Emily von Seele, and Paul Farrell to discuss Jennifer Kent’s The Babadook (2014) and Babak Anvari’s Under The Shadow (2016). The crew catches up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before their suppressed anxieties manifest as supernatural entities that wreak havoc on their already fraught existence.

Other movies discussed on this episode: Prince Of Darkness (1987) (VOD), Thelma (2017) (Hulu), Spree (2020) (Hulu), My Bloody Valentine (1981) (CBS All Access), Valentine (2001) (VOD), PG: Psycho Goreman (2021) (VOD), Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar (2021) (VOD), Willy’s Wonderland (2021) (VOD), Saint Maud (2020) (Epix), The Monster (2016) (Showtime), Beast (2018) (Shudder).

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. Under The Shadow is available to stream on Netflix, and both it and The Babadook are available to rent via video-on-demand, as well as being available for purchase on Blu-ray or DVD.

Download the episode here. (137 MB)

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

“Monster” by Jennifer Kent (2005) (YouTube) (short film)

The Mommy Trap by Tammy Oler (Slate)

‘The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires’: When the Masters of Horror Met the Masters of Kung Fu [Hammer Factory] by Paul Farrell (Bloody Disgusting)

The Beach Girls and the Monster with Scott Foy (Scream Addicts) (podcast)

Hammer Pub Episode 15 – Dracula: Prince of Darkness with Heather Wixson (Scream Addicts) (podcast)

Episode 189: TRAGEDY GIRLS with Heather Wixson and Emily von Seele (Corpse Club) (podcast)

Episode 186: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN’s 25th Anniversary with Heather Wixson & Emily von Seele (Corpse Club) (podcast)

Dark Ink Announces Summer Release for Volume 1 of Heather Wixson’s New Four-Volume Book Series MONSTERS, MAKEUP & EFFECTS: CONVERSATIONS WITH CINEMA’S GREATEST ARTISTS by Derek Anderson (Daily Dead)

I Know Who Killed Me (2007) feat. Anthony Hudson (Horror Queers) (podcast)

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