Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Green Room (SSS 29)

"The skinheads were certainly a part of the punk movement, especially in the 1990s when I was a part of it... You had all kinds of different subgenres of punk rockers and hardcore kids and amongst them was the Nazi skinheads. That was definitely bizarre that people would be out in bright sunlight during a matinee show, proudly wearing swastikas. That element of danger stuck with me." - Jeremy Saulnier, creator of Green Room

Punk Rock, Sleezy Clubs in the Middle of Nowhere, Skinheads... and Patrick Stewart!  Sounds like just the rancid recipe to make you press download then play to check out this week's Saw Something Scary.

Bonus material includes:  How about some news of a film that might breathe new life into the found footage genre?  Or one that asks what it would be like to raise Damien from The Omen?  Lots of discussion about the goings-on of the cinematic version of Batman, Stranger Things, and more news about Mike Flanagan's adaptation of Gerald's Game.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Annabelle: Creation (SSS 28)

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The latest film from the world of The Conjuring continues to bring in truckloads of cash.  Derik and Jeff go in-depth on David F. Sandberg's offering to find out if he has delivered the scary.  On the way to the answer the fellas cover some interesting developments in the world of horror:
  • Jordan Peele is doing all of the projects.
  • Why Sandberg's work on Annabelle: Creation bodes well for his Shazam project
  • Whether or not the world is ready for a Conjuring universe
  • Good news for Mike Flanagan's The Haunting of Hill House
So, after all that, did the guys see something scary?  Press download, tap the play button, and find out on this week's episode of Saw Something Scary!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Cure for Wellness (SSS 27)

Strong acting.  Visually arresting cinematography.  A horror movie concerned with developing characters over the course of the narrative.

These are all good things, right?

So why are the guys from SSS (via one of the guys from SSS) saying this is a movie you should take a pass on?

Press download then hit the play button to find out!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Plan 9 from Outer Space (SSS 26)

The Worst Movie Ever Made.  What a title to bear.  And yet, somehow, Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space manages to live up to the billing.

Since Harry and Michael Medved declared this film the worst ever in their 1980 book The Golden Turkey Awards both Ed Wood and the creation he was most proud of have enjoyed a surprising rise in attention.

A simple Google search will return more than a few pieces arguing that Medved and the other critics of Plan 9 were too harsh in their judgment.  So what's the truth - so-bad-its-good, underappreciated, or plain ol' bad?  Let the guys from Saw Something Scary be your guide in answering the question.

This week's episode also features an introduction to Plan 9's creator Ed Wood by Dr. Udru  (thanks Dr. Udru!) - you can find more of the good doctor's videos examining the horror genre on YouTube (and you really should check them out).

Time to press download, adjust the volume, and find out if the viewers of Plan 9 from Outer Space Saw Something Scary!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Day of the Dead [1985] (SSS 25)

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Derik and Jeff lived through the Day of the Dead but somehow failed to get the t-shirt.

Originally conceived by George Romero as Gone with the Wind plus zombies, Day of the Dead, ends up in a hole in the ground with some thoroughly unlikable characters plus one indelible zombie who keeps showing up in pop culture.

If you're in to Romero... or zombie films... or film history this episode has something for you.  So lets head down to the bunker and see what Dr. Logan has been getting in to with the guys from the Triple S Podcast!