May 4, 2013
Movie Meltdown - Episode 227
This week the gang sets up shop in our favorite raven-hued church as we discuss great gothic filmmaking... and Satanism. But first we talk about seeing Quentin Dupieux's new film "Wrong". Plus we find out about some of the terrific guests and activities at the upcoming WonderFest (some of which are tied to our movie!). Then we head into this week's Sofa Theater feature - the 1934 version of "The Black Cat" starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi.
And while we plan our honeymoon in Hungary, we also mention... Space 1999, connoisseur villian, Edgar G. Ulmer, Thriller, the opposite of the American dream, The Ghoul, The Ninth Gate, Peter Bogdanovich, Pushing Daisies, the sickness in our culture, Dragnet, Star Trek Into Darkness, Necrophilia, learning English from cowboys, The Raven, Lee Meriwether, taken over by Communist, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, Gerry Anderson, Lee Stringer, Dead Like Me, changing identities, making movie theaters out of unusual spaces, the Ennis-Brown House, Lost and Found, Roger Corman, unionizing, Karloff and Lugosi: The Story of a Haunting Collaboration, Bela Lugosi Jr., angst riddled teenagers, Ed Gein, McChurch, HuLu addressing you by name, goofy Americans, girls under glass, absurdist, hobby show, Wonderfalls, Satan on spanking?, Sara Karloff, Targets, Satanic bedtime stories, supernatural bologna, David Manners, The Third Man, Hugh Hefner's gothic division, "suggested by" Edgar Allen Poe, male honor, running the Church of Satan, Rubber, you just don't get me Google, going on strike, denying you are hungry, The Return of Crawling Joe, being bullied by NetFlix, Peter Lorre and Thunderbirds Are Go!!!
Spoiler Alert! - Full spoilers for the 1934 version of "The Black Cat". Beware... take care (of spoilers).
"It's the single most perverse film... of the Universal cycle..."