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We chat with Zach Passero about his upcoming animated film “The Weird Kidz” and journey back to the dark depths of “River’s Edge”.

The Weird Kidz

We begin, as always, by talking about horror and entertainment news.

It has been a Barbie world for the past few weeks. In our last episode, Blake made a bold prediction. We check up to see how well his comment aged and also go back to a time before “Go Ninja! Go Ninja! GO!” had entered the lexicon to see how well the Ninja Turtles of three decades ago would have fared against Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster.

Then it’s on to our indie spotlight interview and a retro review courtesy of our special guest. 

Scary movies and coming-of-age stories traffic in the familiar. This is not a bad thing. The relatability and comfort they bring are part of what makes them so popular. Filmmaker Zach Passero tells us why he married the two genres for his upcoming animated feature film, The Weird Kidz.

Zach also discusses the film’s inspiration, the process behind making it, and its future.

Zach also came bearing gifts. He decided to stick around to talk about 1986’s River’s Edge. When Dennis Hooper is the most reasonable adult in the room, you know there are problems. Possibly the darkest teen movie ever,  the film explores the lives of a group of friends after one of them commits a shocking act.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

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ABOUT THIS PODCAST:

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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