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This week on the podcast: It’s a tantalizing triple feature of real-life inspired horror, influential sci-fi scares, and sexy erotic thrills.

Veronica (2017)

There have been some clear trends on this show since we started a few years ago. Looking back, we found we love to talk about “based on a true story” horror films, as well as sci-fi and erotic horror. For this week’s special episode, we planned a fun triple feature where we visit three films from our show’s popular sub-genres. You could say this episode is very us-core!


Horror movies based on true events have become increasingly popular over the years, so we’ve discussed quite a few of them on this show.

This week, we check out one of the most buzzed-about films from the past decade: 2017’s Veronica, the Spanish film billed as Netflix’s “scariest movie ever” upon release.

Veronica explores a 1991 incident in which a girl played with an Ouija board and mysteriously died three years later. Take a chilling premise and throw in a blind nun named Sister Death, and you can probably guess what sort of film you’re in for.

For those expecting a straightforward spookfest, Veronica works hard not to disappoint — hitting viewers with a barrage of very horror trope imaginable. But is that a good thing? And is a kick-ass soundtrack enough to save the day?

On one of our episodes, we questioned whether there was anything truly different sci-fi horror could offer at this point.

Cube (1997)

While we still are not sure of the answer to that question, that has not stopped us from truly enjoying the sub-genre. (Fun drinking game: listen back over the years and take a shot every time Danny mentions The Faculty.)

This week, we pick a beloved sci-fi horror cult classic and discuss if it deserves the hype it often receives.

Whenever you watch a movie that is a few decades old, it’s inevitable to ask, “How well has it held up?” Cube was a sci-fi horror phenomenon in the late 1990s and early 2000s. But almost a quarter of a century later, flaws in the writing, over-the-top characters, and one Deux ex Machina too many stand out.

There is no doubting the impact Cube has had on horror — often cited as a heavy influence for the wildly popular Saw series — but does it deserve to be recognized as one of the best ever?

Finally, Erotic Horror has been a favorite topic of discussion on this show, so we had to include an example for this special episode.


Piercing (2018)

Piercing is a strange little horror movie about a man preparing to meticulously murder a prostitute.

This stylish flick boasts a great soundtrack and manages to be both visually eye-catching and discomforting. Yet, it’s definitely not for everyone.

We discuss what makes this film so intriguing — and also so polarizing.

You can currently stream Veronica and Piercing on Netflix, and catch Cube for free on Tubi. 


Be sure to tune in every week for new episodes of ADVENTURES IN MOVIES! on the Morbidly Beautiful Network. 

Adventures in Movies! is hosted by Nathaniel Muir, Blake, and Danny. You can find Nathaniel on Instagram at nathaninpoortaste. Danny can be found on Twitter @default_player and on Instagram at default_player. Blake can be found on Twitter @foureyedhorror and on Instagram at foureyedhorror.
Intro by Julio Mena: Bandcamp | Instagram

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