Apr 12, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 224
Before we delve into the "Evil Dead" we take a slightly more serious look at death, as we note the passing of film critic and the Godfather of all movie geeks... Roger Ebert. An interesting man and a great writer, he inspired many people over the years and arguably helped create our own show.
Then we debate the merits of Fede Alvarez's return to the franchise with "Evil Dead". We attempt to look at the film on it's own and occasionally compare it to the previous movies - as well as examine how it fits into the "Evil Dead" universe.
And while eating spaghetti and watching a movie, we mention... Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, the state of journalism, Diablo Cody, the evil in the woods, 306 movie reviews, deadites, Leonard Maltin, high water, five souls, I'm not awesome at math... but I can count to five, Gene Shalit, drugs, Jennifer's Body, trying to exploit rather then tell a story, a virus, At the Movies, Jane Levy, practical effects, it's not what a film is about... but how it is about it, The Great Movies, a waiting demon, Russ Meyer, audacious, gore-fest and Who Killed Bambi?
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers for the 2013 movie "Evil Dead". So watch it now before listening to this episode.
"If you watch a horror movie, and you get mad a people who make dumb decisions... you're just not watching it for the right [reasons]..."