Mon, 9 April 2012
Welcome to this extra horrific installment of the Movie Homework Podcast! We kick things off by discussing the seventies Blaxploitation horror classic Blackula, which Ari and Mariam watched for a class. We then briefly discuss some Jesus-movies, since this is the Easter season and Ari discusses briefly the romantic comedy Crazy Stupid Love, which he watched in the week.
Then we jump into the first piece of Movie Homework, which is Ari’s pick for Mariam, the Clive Barker’s 1987 horror classic Hellraiser. The film deals with a group of sado-masochistic monsters that are called forth from a mysterious puzzle box, which terrorize a family. The film spawned eight sequels and feature one of the most iconic horror villains of the 1980s, the lead cenobite known as Pinhead.
Mariam’s pick for Ari this week is the bizarre 1977 Japanese horror film Hausu or House. The film tells the story of seven young girls that go visit a house in the country, which happens to be haunted. Although this might sound like the most typical scenario for a horror film ever made, the film has to be seen to be believe, since it’s flat out one of the most insane pieces of filmmaking ever made.
We close things of by choosing next week’s picks. Don’t forget you can send us an email, write to us like us on facebook and follow us on twitter. If you like the show it would be great if you could review it in iTunes or share it on your social network platforms! Subscribe to it in iTunes or whatever podcatcher you choose to use!