Sep 9, 2016
Movie Meltdown - Episode 364
This week we are coming to you
"live" from Days of the Dead: Louisville, where we are
joined once again by our special guest co-host Doug
Bradley, as we discuss this week's Sofa Theater
feature - The Innocents. This 1961 Gothic
horror film stars Deborah Kerr, Martin Stephens, Megs Jenkins and
happens to be one of Doug's favorite films. Join us as we discern
just how much influence writer Truman Capote had on the movie as
well as trying to decide... are these murderous children or are
there actual ghosts in the house or is it all just the visions of a
madwoman? Listen and come to your own conclusion.
And as we divvy up the vegan cupcakes, we also mention... rewatching Stranger Things, H. P. Lovecraft, tea adverts, innocence destroys innocence, Megs Jenkins, The Turn of the Screw, sexual repression, deep focus, the great foil throughout, an X certificate, one step away from dying, I just throw some candy towards them, Georges Auric, that creepy song, turning down movie roles, a southern Gothic, Ron Perlman and Sir Christopher Plummer, a very dubious uncertain moral tone, a red herring, Martin Stephens, weird and disconnected, psycho sexual fantasy, Freddie Francis, a synthesized electronic sound, Martin Scorsese, a real tear, everything needs a little more placenta, the roses, I won't be your friend, how Freudian do you want to get?, the Redgrave clan, it's a vicious cycle of beauty and love, Mary-Kate and Ashley and the fate of Rupert.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers (and lots of speculation) for Jack Clayton's The Innocents, so go watch it before you listen. You have been warned!
"I was all about ghosts... when I was a kid."
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