By: Paul Farrell
As my body has become fully assimilated into the world of movies and soft pretzels with queso, so too have my days become increasingly more difficult to define. I no longer am able to distinguish between night and day — all is a series of slowly dimming lights as I attempt to eat tortilla chips softly during the quiet parts of whatever movie is playing before me. Still, the rewards I reap are far greater than the generally overrated grasp of time and space that most people have access to. Take Sunday, for example. Here’s what went down.
We’re only halfway through 2018 and it’s already turning out to be another great year for genre film. Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead are some of the most exciting voices currently working in the genre and, between Resolution and Spring, they’ve shown both a reverence for horror/sci-fi and a desire to push their work into unexpected and decidedly humanistic territory. Their newest feature, The Endless, combines UFO death cults and cosmic horror with the story of two brothers seeking closure on their mysterious upbringing, making for an emotionally resonant movie that will also mess with your head.
To celebrate its release on Blu-ray, we’re giving two (2) Dead Ringers listeners a chance to score a copy of the film.
Nolan is joined by Kat Adams, Philip Yount, and Thomas Foster to discuss Drew Goddard’s The Cabin In The Woods (2012) and Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead’s Resolution (2012). Thomas shares his personal horror movie recommendation and everyone discusses what new horror they’ve been keeping up with before the group takes a weekend trip to the woods with this double feature about derelict cabins that demand more than the usual upkeep.