It’s almost time for one of favorite holidays of the year, Halloween. To celebrate, we’re looking at not one but two scary movies as Clarence kicks off Volume 6 of the Our Favorite Movies series. First up is 1996’s Scream. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream kicked off a slew of self-referential (meta) movies stemming from kids who grew up amidst 1980s horror. Opening just before Christmas to meager box office, Scream exploded thanks to stellar word of mouth. It eventually grossed over $100 million thanks to a 1997 re-release. We talk about the film, what influences it captures, and our personal relationships to it.
As Scream is most special to Joey and Megan, Clarence tosses in one of his all-time favorite horror films: Drew Goddard’s 2012 horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods. While Scream is playful meta take on horror, The Cabin in the Woods simultaneously exists as a horror film and completely eviscerates it. Clarence discusses why this is one of his favorite horror films, and Megan talks about her strong reactions against it.
But first, we finally dive into Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House now that all three of us have seen it.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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