Apr 8, 2018
Movie Meltdown - Episode 434 (For our Patreon supporters.)
This episode is a crossover Patreon event with one of our favorite artists - epyon5! Join us as we discuss the modern cult classic "What We Do in the Shadows"! A small, independent film that not only managed to find it’s niche audience but along the way has also created it’s own horror universe that has lead to many other projects.
And while we create our own shaming ritual, we also bring up… The Shape of Water, Murder on the Orient Express, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, under the top, huffin’ some spray paint, great misdirection, The Big Lebowski, there’s a roll-out going on, an illegal machine shop, I really wanna be a cowboy, The Beast, Fawlty Towers, we go out in the middle of the night in the streets of Cleveland looking for the right HDMI cable, Neil Breen, I expect him to always wear something on his face, those are good pants man… you just lost those pants, just bells and whistles… and explosions, puffy shirts, Wes Anderson, do you think he hand-sanded this, these all sound like self-help tapes, Daisy Ridley, three little subplots, Pacific Rim, vampire Doc Holliday, Mr. Pointy, ninety minutes of non-stop insanity, robots and monsters, how film distribution works, Guillermo del Toro, he ran a vampire larp, only in New Zealand, Johnny Depp, so dorkily put together, the world does need to make art, reality fatigue, the thing it became… became too much of a thing and a fatal sunlight accident.
Spoiler Alert: This is a full discussion of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement's "What We Do in the Shadows"… so go watch the movie before you listen. You have been warned!
“It’s already playing with these conventions of Vampire-dom…they know what rules they are playing with.”
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