Dead Ringers Episode 29: STARRY EYES + THE NEON DEMON

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele, Kat Adams, and Thomas Foster to discuss Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer’s Starry Eyes (2014) and Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon (2016). The crew catches up on new discoveries and rewatches, as well as recent horror releases — including a review of Kölsch and Widmyer’s re-adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (2019) — before heading to Hollywood and losing themselves to their own monstrous ambitions.

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Dead Ringers Episode 27: PET SEMATARY (1989) + WAKE WOOD

Nolan is joined by Emily von Seele — as well as special guests Stephanie Crawford from The ScreamCast & Dread Central and Michele Eggen from Wicked Horror & Ghastly Grinning — to discuss Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary (1989) and David Keating’s Wake Wood (2011). The crew catch up on recent horror releases, new discoveries, and rewatches before a monkey’s paw grants them the power to bring their loved ones back from the dead, as well as bringing about their own demise.

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Dead Is Better: Mary Lambert’s PET SEMATARY (1989)

By: Emily von Seele

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Before Women in Horror Month comes to a close, I wanted to spend some time with one of my favorite horror films. When we talk about women directors in the horror genre, Mary Lambert’s Pet Sematary is always part of the initial conversation. It has repeatedly been named on numerous lists over the years, but aside from briefly mentioning it when discussing female contributions to the genre, we don’t really discuss it in-depth anymore. And why is that? It’s a solid entry into horror — scary, atmospheric and effective, and one that holds a personal connection for me.

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