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Suspiria (2018)

Suspiria (2018) is the hotly anticipated remake of the Dario Argento Giallo classic, and it takes the story and tone of the original film and does something wholly unique and innovative with it. Operating within the loosely defined confines of the original plot, the film follows Susie Bannion played by Dakota Johnson as she becomes the newest member of the Markos School of Dance only to find herself thrust into a plot to revitalize an ancient witch. Chris and Eric are joined by award-winning...


WNUF Halloween Special

The WNUF Halloween Special is not only the final found footage film of Horrortober but also a film that transcends time and reality it would seem to showcase a seemingly lost Halloween night broadcast from local channel WNUF. Directed and written by Chris LaMartina, it's a love letter not only to anyone who watched TV in the '80s but also to horror fans looking for something truly unique. Chris is joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White for an in-depth discussion of the now genre classic...



Ghostwatch takes the found footage genre and not only flips it on its head completely but also creates one of the most unique and shocking television experiences of the last thirty years. Written by Stephen Volk and directed by Lesley Manning, the TV film features an ensemble cast of well-known BBC news personalities who look to determine if a house in rural London is truly haunted or if it's just a hoax. Chris and Eric are joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White to analyze the...


Hallowen (2018)

Halloween (2018) returns the franchise to its roots with the first true sequel to the original film that looks to rewrite the worst parts of the franchise while creating a new canonical storyline. Focusing on the struggle between a wisened Laurie Strode and a grizzled Michael Myers, Halloween (2018) tries to have its cake and eat it too by offering the original characters a worthy ending while attempting to set up a new line of sequels. Chris and Eric have a spoiler-filled discussion on the...


The Taking of Deborah Logan

The Taking of Deborah Logan is another entry into the found footage genre that falls into every trap that the subgenre has to offer including being outright boring while also attempting to shock the audience. Written and directed by Adam Robitel, the film presents some interesting ideas about possession and disease but it ultimately falls short of being both a successful horror film or a worthy entry into the found footage subgenre. Chris and Eric are joined by award-winning writer Jess...


The Conspiracy

The Conspiracy is the directorial debut from writer/director Christopher MacBride and it sets itself apart from the found-footage/reality horror subgenre by focusing on real-world events along with crafting a believable narrative. It's a unique twist on the found-footage subgenre that works outside of the normal confines of the typical horror film to craft something wholly original, convincing, and terrifying all at the same time. Chris and Eric give their spoiler-free thoughts on the film...



Venom is the first film in Sony's burgeoning Spider-man Villian Connected Universe and seemingly a direct sequel in tone and style to the Raimi Spider-Man films of the early '00s. The film stars Tom Hardy as the titular man fused with symbiote who must stop an evil Mark Zuckerberg stand-in from dominating the world by bringing down more of the goopy symbiotes. Chris and Eric are joined by Canadian director Matt Campagna to talk Hardy's accent "choice", where this movie stands in the pantheon...


Hell House LLC / Hell House LLC II: The Abbadon Hotel

Hell House LLC and Hell House LLC II: The Abbadon Hotel are the first two films in the Hell House LLC trilogy and establish a compelling, terrifying narrative behind a seemingly normal abandoned hotel turned haunted house. Written and directed by Stephen Cognetti, the films present a fresh approach to the found footage genre as well as creating some truly unique and memorable characters and scares. Chris and Eric have a spoiler-filled discussion about both films and speak with director...



Harakiri is not only one of the finest samurai films ever made but also a commentary on the rise of feudalism in Japan and its abuse of the people it sought to rule. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as desperate ronin who implores the head of a castle to allow him to commit seppuku inside its courtyard. Mike White joins Chris once again to discuss the final film of Samurai September and how it may be one of the cinema's greats.


The Predator

The Predator is not only the sixth film in the Predator franchise but also the first directed by Shane Black who previously starred in the first film. The film follows Boyd Holbrook and Jacob Tremblay as father and son who must work together with a group of PTSD-afflicted soldiers to not only fight back against the titular alien but also against the US military. It's a jumbled, poorly edited mess that doesn't live up to its potential and squanders the talents of everyone involved. Mike White...


Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance is the first film in the film series based on the influential Japanese manga Lone Wolf and Cub and it's a hell of a first entry. It stars Tomisaburô Wakayama as the titular executioner turned assassin who roams the countryside looking to avenge his honor and the death of his wife at the hands of a rival clan. Mike White joins Chris to discuss the latest film in Samurai September and it's over the top action stylings. As always, you can follow Chris...


The Nun

The Nun is the latest film in the Conjuring Universe coming hot on the heels of last year's Annabelle: Creation, this time with Taissa Farmiga and Demian Bichir as a nun and priest, tasked with taking investigating the demonic titular villain. They travel to Romania to stop Valak who has been set free from her bonds due to the bombings of WWII and is hell-bent on escaping the monastery by any means necessary. Michael Wallace joins Chris and Eric to discuss the film while Bonnie Aarons...


Kiru (Kill!)

Chris is joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White to kick off Samurai September with a look at Kiru, a sendup of the samurai genre that utilizes humor and parody over stone-faced samurai. The film follows a former farmer and a former samurai who wander into a desolate town only to get swept into a power struggle between a clanlord and seven of his samurai who turn on him. It's a humorous take on the genre and worthy samurai film in its own right. As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw at...


This Film is Not Yet Rated

Chris is joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White once again to finish out Documentary Month with a look at This Film is Not Yet Rated, a look at the secretive Motion Picture Association of America (the MPAA). The film takes a look at the inherent hypocrisy and censorship that the association levels against filmmakers who want their films released. It's a lighter film than any of the month's previous films and one drives a dagger straight into the heart of film censorship. As always, you...


Hell House

Chris is joined once again by OughtFiveFilm's Mike Wallace to talk Hell House, the penultimate film in our Documentary Month. The film takes a look at the Trinity Church Hell House, a haunted house aimed at converting the entrants to Christianity by displaying scenarios that could have been avoided through religion. They also speak with Zach Mortensen, one of the film's producers, about his time working on the film along with what it was like being inside the Hell House. As always, you can...


Why We Fight

Chris is joined by OughtFiveFilm's Mike Wallace to talk Why We Fight, the next film in our Documentary Month. The film chronicles the rise of the military-industrial complex in the United States since the farewell address from President Eisenhower warned the country against the rise of it. It's a sobering look at what happens when those in power use power to further their own financial and socio-economic agendas even at the cost of thousands of lives. As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw...


Jesus Camp

Chris is joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White to start Documentary Month with a look at Jesus Camp, a documentary described by some as "the scariest movie ever made". The film follows pastor Becky Fischer as she puts on the Kids on Fire summer camp in North Dakota to preach her message to evangelical children from across the country. It's an interesting look at the religious base in America as they attempt to indoctrinate the youth into their mindset both politically and spiritually....


2018 Midyear Recap / James Gunn Firing

Chris and Eric recap the first half of 2018 with a look at the best, worst, and most disappointing films so far in 2018 along with a look at what they're excited and not so excited about in the second half of 2018. They also touch on James Gunn being fired from Disney and what that means for the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise and for content creators in general. As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw at @KultureStach, Eric Kniss at @tychomagnetics and Kulture Shocked at @KultureShocked....


Ant-Man and the Wasp

Chris and Eric talk the final Marvel film of 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp along with some talk about other summer movies you may have missed. The film stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly as the titular duo who attempt to thwart a mysterious assassin while trying to save Wasp's mother from the Quantum Realm. It's a light-hearted respite from the serious tone of Avengers: Infinity War and another fantastic entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw at...


Trouble Man

Chris is joined by The Projection Booth's Mike White to talk the final film of Blaxploitation month: Trouble Man. The film stars Robert Hooks as the titular private eye, hustler, fixer, who is drawn into a web of danger when is framed for the murder of a crime boss' enforcer. It's a film in the vein of Cotton Comes to Harlem and maybe a little too much like Shaft for its own good. As always, you can follow Chris Stachiw at @KultureStach, Eric Kniss at @tychomagnetics and Kulture Shocked at...