SPOILER ALERT! AS WITH ALL SPECIAL EDITIONS, WE TALK ABOUT SPECIFIC PLOT DETAILS.
The first Scream is one of the most important films in horror history. It invented meta storytelling, Ghostface became an iconic character, and it delivered a number of memorable moments. In the quarter century since, there have been five sequels with very little change to the formula that made it initially successful.
So far, it has worked, with each installment delivering a good time. Scream VI continues some of the trademarks of the franchise. Were they able to pull it off, or is it starting to get stale? How well would the movie get along without Neve Campbell? Would they be able to pull off another great opening?
Taking a horror favorite out of a small setting and taking it to Manhattan has not fared so well in the past. How did Ghostface react to being in a much bigger city? Did the plot do a good job of incorporating the Big Apple, or did it get too cute for its own good? Will the franchise be hitting the road again?
You cannot have a spoiler-filled episode without talking about the ending. Surprisingly, one of us predicted one of the biggest moments of Scream VI. Not as surprising is one of us completely whiffed. Was the twist really that clever, or did one of the best-delivered lines of the franchise throw us off the scent?
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we celebrated the Oscars by looking at the Best Picture-nominated film Triangle of Sadness. We try to make sense of it and discuss whether it deserves such esteemed recognition. We also discussed the erratic Irish folk horror Unwelcome.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partners in crime Danny Martinez and Blake Heath discuss indie and genre movies you have have never heard of, the ones you cannot hear enough about, and the ones you never want to hear about again.
You know there is not much going on in the indie and genre world when the possible KISS biopic starts off the show. That being said, it is a fun discussion that includes street festivals, the mystique behind KISS, and what it is like to see the most mountains you have ever seen in your life.
What does Chris Rock have to do with queer horror? Not much. Then why are we covering Spiral? Believe it or not, there were actually two horror movies with the name released within a few months of each other. We cover the Shudder original about a same sex couple that move to a small town to raise their teenaged daughter. They soon learn their neighbors harbor a dark secret.
On the surface, the movie does a lot right. It presents a gay couple as nothing out of the ordinary, yet still makes the pairing a focal point of the plot. One of us had an epiphany watching Spiral while the other was unimpressed. And both of us agreed that for all the good it does, the film has a lot of flaws.
We have covered some sexy movies on our humble little podcast. We even dedicated a whole month to erotic thrillers. But few movies have been as sexy as Follow Her. We even wonder if we have ever covered a movie that is filled with this much lust. The story focuses on a social media influencer who accepts a job to complete an erotic novel. It soon becomes a game of cat and mouse that is titillating, suspenseful, and a whole lot of fun.
Adventures in Movies! is a part of the Morbidly Beautiful Podcast Network. Morbidly Beautiful is your one stop shop for all your horror needs. From the latest news and reviews to interviews and old favorites, it can be found at Morbidly Beautiful.
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. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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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.