May 20, 2019
Movie Meltdown - Episode 487 (For our Patreon "Horror Club")
This week the horror club meets to discuss Await Further Instructions. This 2018 movie is directed by none other than… Johnny Kevorkian. And it starts off seemingly as an awkward holiday family gathering - but quickly turns into a high-concept horror scenario that crosses over into everything from xenophobia, black goo, national pride, television devotion, religion and biomechanical invaders.
And while we realize we all just want a turkey pizza, we also bring up… The Curse of La Llorona, Detective Pikachu, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Universal Monsters, The Midnight Hour, Legacies, an exercise in the concept, you watched a lot of Cronenberg, empathy, sleeveless shirts, The Twilight Zone, breathing and pulsating, Compliance, the vaccine, politics on Twitter, death machines all around, dated references, Harry Potter, toxic masculinity, the Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures, this is a metaphor that 60 years too late, follow the leader, British Christmas, black smoke, letting kids watch horror movies, Black Mirror, The Golem, the racist Grandpa, Ryan Reynolds, toy tie-ins, aliens, TV is our truth, The Stanford Prison Experiment, social media, I hope the scope of what they're trying to do is big enough to make this worthwhile, family fistfights, all a metaphor, Brexit, ‘cause it was too spooky, LeVar Burton, dancing around in a little detective’s hat and Holla or challah.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for "Await Further Instructions"... so go watch the movie before you listen. You have been warned.
“...which makes no sense - and is terrifying.”