On this episode, we give in to the magic of the newly released “Seance”, an unmistakable hit crafted by indie icon Simon Barrett.
This week on the podcast, we’ve got a new Screener Spotlight where we discuss Seance, the long-awaited directorial debut of Simon Barrett. Plus, we dropped a special bonus video essay on Evil Dead Trap 2 over on our YouTube channel. Listen now.
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In Simon Barrett’s Seance, Camille Meadows is the new girl at the prestigious Edelvine Academy for Girls. Soon after her arrival, six girls invite her to join them in a late-night ritual, calling forth the spirit of a dead former student who reportedly haunts their halls. But before morning, one of the girls is dead, leaving the others wondering what they may have awakened.
Josh and Kyle share their thoughts and enthusiasm for Seance, discussing the film’s influences and homages.
Barrett’s feature debut as director is outstanding, and both Josh and Kyle agree it will no doubt appear on their Top 10 lists for the year. Indie darling Barrett is best known for his collaborations with Adam Wingard as a writer and actor, including A Horrible Way to Die, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, You’re Next, and The Guest .
You can currently rent Seance from a variety of VOD platforms.
After you listen to the podcast, head to our YouTube channel where you can catch our bonus video essay on Evil Dead Trap 2!
In Evil Dead Trap 2 (1992), a female projectionist suddenly comes to the self-realization that she just in fact may be a serial killer responsible for brutally murdering everyone around her.
Kyle crafted a video essay on the underlying themes of abortion in this underseen sequel.
The film is completely unlike its predecessor (Evil Dead Trap, 1988), which was regarded as Japan’s first splatter film, and instead utilizes a more arthouse sensibility, albeit with gory moments, to examine the psychic effects of abortion.
Evil Dead Trap and Evil Dead Trap 2 are currently available to watch on YouTube.
ABOUT THE PODCAST:
The Bloodhound Pix Podcast seeks to highlight independent and obscure horror cinema, and create an inclusive space for creators and fans to interact.
Hosts Craig Draheim, Josh Lee and Kyle Hintz met as graduate students pursuing their MFAs in Screenwriting at the David Lynch Graduate School of the Cinematic Arts at Maharishi University of Management, and they bonded over their love of horror cinema. In 2019, they set out to form their own production company and podcast to focus on indie horror. Thus, Bloodhound Pix was born.
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