Doc — Highly Disfunctional

The medical drones liked me. I think they saw me as a doctor but for them instead of the humans. There has been a terrible storm one night and the next day one of the drones was confused and frantic. The only thing it said that made sense to anyone was my name, it was […]

via Doc — Highly Disfunctional

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225: SFFCH – A Field In England (Or Wales) [2013]

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?

P.S. Monmouthshire was land in dispute during the period this film is set but was generally regarded as being part of Wales, so we’re saying it’s a Field in Wales. Also, yes, all women in Wales are either witches or succubi, some are even both.

Directed by

Ben Wheatley

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)

Amy Jump (written by)
Ben Wheatley (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order)

Julian Barratt Julian Barratt Trower
Peter Ferdinando Peter Ferdinando Jacob
Richard Glover Richard Glover Friend
Ryan Pope Ryan Pope Cutler
Reece Shearsmith Reece Shearsmith Whitehead
Michael Smiley Michael Smiley O’Neil
Sara Dee Sara Dee The Field (voice)
Source: IMDB https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375574/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ov_st_sm

224: SFFCH – Phantom of The Paradise [1974]

224 Phantom of the Paradise

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]

Directed by Brian De Palma
Produced by Edward R. Pressman
Written by Brian De Palma
Starring
Narrated by Rod Serling
Music by Paul Williams
Cinematography Larry Pizer
Edited by Paul Hirsch
Production
company
Harbor Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 31, 1974
Running time
91 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

223: SFFCH – Jacob’s Ladder [1990]

223 Jacobs Ladder

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]

Directed by Adrian Lyne
Produced by Alan Marshall
Written by Bruce Joel Rubin
Starring
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Jeffrey L. Kimball
Edited by Tom Rolf
Production
company
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
  • November 2, 1990
Running time
113 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English