This week Rich (not Jamie, it feels like one of Jamie’s but it’s not) brings a Field in England to be ploughed up and scrutinized by the Spoiler Filled combine harvester. Listen now to hear speculation about whether men in floppy hats with pointy sticks got high on mushrooms and arsed about in a field for an hour and a half or are in fact dead. Also musings on the inability of auto-subtitles (probably) to comprehend ye olde English and the baffling sight of black and white psychedelia. Also, who knew screaming could be so off-putting?
I bet most of you know Brian De Palma as a director of cool crime dramas of the 80’s and 90’s, but it is his formative early years of the 70’s that has take the Spoiler Filled Crew’s interest, most specifically the oddity that is Phantom of The Paradise, a glam yet somehow drab allegory of the music industry. If you like your cult musicals with a bit of horror, Faust, Phantom of the Opera , Dorian Grey and incomprehensible bird symbolism then this is the film for you! Or maybe not as the case may be… This time we we are subjected to: Rock Palaces, unnecessary teeth removal, the original Birdman costume, ornate furniture we all crave and Beef, the wonderful Beef.
[Ep. 224, Rec. 11/2018]
In true Spoiler Filled fashion, we begin our review or horror films in November. Some may call us tardy after Halloween has just passed, but we say who wants to follow the crowd. First on the chopping block is Jacob’s Ladder from 1990; a cerebral, atmospheric and somewhat divisive film amongst the Spoiler Filled Crew. Come and learn who the true horror fans are among us as we descend the ladder into the Lynch-ian/Cronenberg-ian depths of this film where we discuss: it’s famous influence on the Silent Hill franchise, ice baths, angelic chiropractors and how none of us managed to spot half of Tenacious D!
[Ep. 223, Rec. 10/2018]