We delve into our Pride Month pick “Spiral” (no, not that “Spiral”), and feature the ultra-sexy “Follow Her” in our new movie spotlight.
You know that 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.
We begin with a special Pride Month review.
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 moves to a small town to raise their teenage 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.
Then it’s on to our featured new movie review.
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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
Last week, we talked about Argentina’s erotic horror film, The Attachment Diaries. Taking place in the 1970s, the stylish noir follows a woman who attempts to have a procedure done. Instead, the doctor offers to sell the unborn baby, leading to a strange bond.
ABOUT THIS PODCAST:
Every week AIPT Movie Editor Nathaniel Muir and his cinema partner in crime 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.
We love covering indie films. It is especially fun when you get to see something really special. Still, it is hard not to worry that these little movies will not find a home. We do not expect these releases to have Barbie levels of success (though that would be awesome); we just want audiences to have the chance to see them.
This is why channels like Shudder are so important. Movies like You’ll Never Find Me have an opportunity to be seen and hopefully appreciated. We also talk about the genius of Taylor Swift and the power of her fans. We also look ahead to the last full week of September.
Werewolves have an interesting place in horror. They are one of the most popular monsters, but they are often treated as cute or funny. A strange fate for a creature that is rooted in tragedy. Shaky Shivers is the latest werewolf film with a silly spin. We talk about its performances, comedy, and surprising tie to Fast & Furious.
When people talk about how they dislike foreign movies, they do not think of the works of Park Chan Wook or J-Horror. It is not influential giallo or the body horror from France that turns audiences off either. For whatever reason, people equate foreign movies as “too artsy”. This week’s feature presentation is a great example of why.
The Origin of Evil has all the right ingredients for a fun and twisting narrative. There are wacky characters, an engaging mystery, and some hard hitting moments. It is also strangely paced, constantly anticlimactic and the writing seems unsure of itself. It does just about everything well, but nothing stands out.
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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. You can reach us personally or on Twitter @AdventuresinMo1.
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