It’s 2022, and we’re kicking things off on the fright foot with a Horror New Year double feature of “Hurt” and “30 Days of Night”.
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We start off with some quick thoughts on the past year. We talk about the changes we have gone through and what plans we have for the future. SPOILER: None of us are New Year’s Resolutions types and planning ahead is not our forte.
Then it’s on to this week’s spotlight review of Hurt.
Hurt has actually been doing the festival rounds since 2018 before it was finally released this year.
We talk about its character-driven story, how it subverts expectations with its neat opening fake out, and how well it works as a horror movie.
Mixing slashers and mental illness tends to be reductive and almost insulting. Does Hurt manage to make things work?
In our retro review, we look back at 2007’s 30 Days of Night.
Vampire movies will always be popular. This week, we talk about 30 Days of Night. We all remember the movie as being pretty popular when it first came out. So, why is it that no one ever talks about it today?
Could it be that audiences were not ready for its story? Does it still hold up almost fifteen years later? And why haven’t other vampires made this a month long festival?
You can rent Hurt now on most VOD platforms. Stream 30 Days of Night for free on Pluto TV (with ads).
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