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This episode is stacked, from an interview with an icon to a found footage double feature of “Frogman” and “Late Night With the Devil”.

Frogman | UFF 2024

Before diving into our featured films, we begin the episode with an interview with none other than horror historian and legend of film and television, famed horror host Joe Bob Briggs.

The team at Morbidly Beautiful has been covering some of the incredible content from this year’s Unnamed Footage Festival. One of the fest’s most talked-about films is a little found-footage oddity called Frogman.

The Loveland Frogman may not be as widely known as other cryptids, but the creature is popular enough to have been named the city mascot of his hometown. A documentary about it would be interesting, but a fictional movie would not be the worst idea. Especially if it is found footage.

Frogman goes the route of The Blair Witch Project. It is set in the woods and involves a trio of friends, with one of them on an obsessive hunt to find the truth. It is also slow, meandering, and lacks any layered characters. In other words, it is a found footage movie.

The question becomes, does it have enough to overcome these faults?

For much of the time, the answer is a hard no. But when Frogman is at its best, it is proof of just how awesome the genre can be. It may not be enough to make it all worth watching, but not many movies have a frog creature wielding a magic wand.

Another film that really has people talking is already one of the best-reviewed horror films of 2024: Late Night With the Devil.

Of course, what critics think and what audiences feel can be two drastically different things. So, what did two guys who just watch movies think?

For starters, it has something that is rarely seen in these types of films; there is actual character development. We discuss how Late Night with the Devil manages to remain grounded despite the outrageous premise.

We also talk about one of the creepiest performances we have seen this year.

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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