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On this episode, we discuss the 2007 remake of “The Hitcher” to see if it’s worth the ride: plus, we cozy up with “Deadly Illusions”.

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EPISODE SUMMARY
Obscure Horror Movie Remake Month ends with a look at a movie from almost fifteen years ago. The film remakes an underrated 80s classic horror and puts its own unique spin on it. Can Michael Bay make it work? Plus, we look at Deadly Illusions — an erotic thriller with an ending that is meant to be talked about. 

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THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS

The show starts with a talk about Amazon buying MGM. It was definitely huge news, but was it interesting? We also discuss Evil Dead Rise, its place in the franchise, and if we are looking forward to it.

We have never reviewed an erotic thriller before. We picked a doozy for our first one. Deadly Illusions has an ending that will invite discussion. But is that a good thing or a bad thing? We go over the difference between thought-provoking and confusing, whether a  great ending forgives a bad movie, and why promoting your movie’s ending as the biggest part of the film is a bad idea.

For the final week of Obscure Horror Remakes Month, we review 2007’s The Hitcher (a remake of the 1986 film of the same name). We all have different opinions on this one. We ask questions like: How is the film like Ozploitation? How many explosions does a movie with constant car wrecks and helicopter crashes need? Is it okay for the hero to be a coward?

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Be sure to tune in every Saturday 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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