What Makes a Good Horror Movie? Four Drink Minimum Podcast Episode 3

Last week’s podcast about A Quiet Place got Jules and I thinking – what makes a great horror movie for us? What elements do we like to have, or need to not have? We answer those questions and talk about our favorite movies, just to prove that fact that I actually DO like things. Then we shit on the ones we really hate because honestly it’s a lot more fun to do that.

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Red wine and shandies were consumed during this podcast. The skeletal hands holding a wine glass was an unintentional addition that turned out to be pretty fitting.

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Posted on April 30, 2018, in Podcast, Reviews and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. (I can’t log into Facebook from work. It’s Jennifer)

    Devour? Never heard of it. But that made me think of Feast for some reason. Worth a watch. Grab a beer though. lol

    • Alan Edwards

      Devour is definitely best when expectations are less than zero and if you’re already a fan of Jensen Ackles. Plus it’s not about cannibalism!

      • lol Alright, I might take a pass on that one then, at least for a while. Feast was a lot of fun though, I don’t regret that one. I did end up watching Roanoke (season 6 of American Horror Story) over the weekend because of this podcast and was not disappointed. I loved the first season, suffered through 2 and 3, watched half of the 4th, got through half of the 5th (Freak Show I think?) and gave up. No offense to Lady Gaga, she was fine… I just couldn’t get into any but the first season. Glad you guys brought me back for 6. It’s one of those things where I feel like there’s some kind of “deeper meaning” I’m missing, but it was a fun ride.

        • Alan Edwards

          I’m glad you liked it. I wasn’t sure about Hotel and it took me a while to watch it, but I really loved it by the end. I’ve enjoyed all of the seasons, though, so I guess maybe I’m just a sucker for the show.

  2. What??? You don’t like Saw? At LEAST the first one. Come on… it’s more mind-game than torture porn to me. The gore is just the icing on the cake if you’re into that sort of thing. For artistic purposes, I am a little. The “real” torture porn is crap… “real” being where the story is just an excuse to show gore. Hostel is one, and Vile is the worst I’ve seen so far.

    • Alan Edwards

      Yeah, Hostel is awful. Anything Eli Roth does I pretty much reject out of hand after that one.

      As for Saw… It’s just not my bag. I started the first one and I just couldn’t get into it. My brain can occasionally overanalyze things, and Saw sent it into overdrive for me. Plus I just didn’t really connect with it. It’s me, Saw, not you.

      Gore can be a tricky one for me. In a campy fun movie it’s great – if you haven’t watched Ash vs Evil Dead, you are living life to the fullest – but when revulsion is the whole part of the movie, I lose interest. I find it best in limited doses for maximal impact.

  3. Ooh! 2 good monster movies I’ve seen semi-recently (sorry, I can’t stick to a single post):
    The Tunnel (Australian-made, I think? 2011)
    and The Ritual on Netflix — 4 guys hiking through a forest in Sweden.

    And just thought of another one from the ‘torture porn’ genre: Would you Rather is like right on the cusp of being lazy gore but has juuuuust enough to keep my interest in terms of … “story.”

    And if you like ghostly things, Veronica (Spanish) was in the news for being terrifying. For me, it was okay, but some people loved it.

    • Alan Edwards

      I lovvvved the Ritual. It’s great. I’ll have to check out the others. Australian horror can be interesting, or just straight up nihilist as fuck.

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