We need to talk about a film that wants to destroy you. Join us for a journey into the psychological thriller “We Need to Talk About Kevin”.
WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (2011)
This week, Carolyn of “The Final Girl on 6th Ave” takes a deep dive into one of my favorite films of all time, the deeply unsettling and impossible-to-shake drama thriller (trust me, it’s a horror film) We Need to Talk About Kevin. It’s a dark and traumatizing tale that explores the fears of motherhood and the age-old debate of nature versus nurture. – Stephanie (Editor-in-Chief)
SHOW NOTES FROM HOST CAROLYN SMITH-HILLMER:
This week, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN… but not my husband, Kevin! It’s a film so filled with dread, frustrating interactions between parents, and the taboo of being a mother that never wanted a child that you will feel the need to lay down after it is over and watch your comfort show.
Tilda Swinton stars as the mother of Kevin, struggling to come to terms with her psychopathic son and the horrors he has committed.
As always, this episode offers a deep dive into the film with plot-by-plot analysis. So, be sure to watch We Need to Talk About Kevin before listening if you’d like to avoid plot spoilers. It’s available to stream on multiple platforms, free and subscription-based, including Prime and Tubi.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
The Final Girl on 6th Ave is a weekly show where host, Carolyn Smith-Hillmer, dissects an arthouse/elevated horror film. Each episode includes a detailed play-by-play of the film itself and a subsequent deep dive into the thematic elements and symbolism. Because elevated horror is sometimes viewed within the horror community as pretentious, Carolyn makes sure to use her down-to-earth tone and unique perspective to make these films less intimidating for the casual horror viewer and less ostentatious for the genre lover.
Listen to more episodes on the show’s website here.