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We check out one of the most important genre film fests and review the buzzed-about “Lovely, Dark, and Deep” and “Sympathy for the Devil”.

Sympathy for the Devil

This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the work being covered here wouldn’t exist.

We begin, as always, with talk of the latest horror headlines.

The show starts with us talking about what it seems everyone is talking about, Barbie. It has been a strange year at the box office, and Greta Gerwig’s latest release surpassed expectations in a record-breaking opening.

The question becomes, what can stop it? It may not be until the October release of The Exorcist: Believer. The trailer sure looks awesome.

Then it’s on to our featured new movie reviews, featuring a couple of hotly anticipated genre films out of Fantasia. 

Lovely, Dark, and Deep

Fantasia is the biggest genre film fest in North America, and each edition has some great offerings. This year is no different as it not only boasts some of the most exciting indie films of 2023 but there is also a focus on South Korean cinema.

We start our look at Fantasia with the latest movie starring Georgina Campbell.

How good is Lovely, Dark, and Deep? The great acting and setting alone make it one of the best of the year. The cinematography is also fantastic, but the story truly sets it apart. It is not very often you see a movie that is so good that it actually makes you jealous.

Nicolas Cage as Dracula is awesome enough, but his possibly playing the Devil may be the greatest casting choice ever. Sympathy for the Devil definitely has its twist and surprises, but not all of them are good.

We talk about what we like about it and what it did to disappoint us.


Last week, we talked about Cobweb, one of the more interesting horror movies of the year, featuring a pair of strong performances and a pair of twists that work to varying degrees.


Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel and Blake. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.

Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram

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