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Crawl

Why does Alexandre Aja’s film work so well? Are the creature and hurricane effects strong? And what’s scarier: alligators, crocodiles, sperm whales, anacondas, piranhas, octopuses, or great white sharks? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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In the Heart of the Sea

Did this story really play out this way or did they Hollywood-ize it? Who does the worst New Englander accent? And do sperm whales really get this aggressive? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Lake Placid

What works better, Stan Winston’s creature effects or the actors performing David E. Kelley’s lines? How does Steve Miner handle the creature feature genre? And how great is Betty White in seriously everything? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Anaconda

Why does over-the-top John Voight work so well here? Do anacondas really get to be this big? Does it work as a B-creature feature? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Piranha

Does this film work better than last week’s Tentacles? How well does Joe Dante’s trademark horror-comedy come through in this early film of his? What’s more terrifying – piranhas or octopuses – and should we really be afraid of them in real life? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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Tentacles

In the realm of rip-offs, how does this one hold up? Can an animal attack movie succeed without a strong story or protagonist? Does anyone buy that John Huston and Shelley Winters are brother and sister? Tune in to the show this week to get answers to these questions and more!

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Jaws

When someone says the word ‘jaws’ to you, it inevitably conjures up the man-eating great white shark in Steven Spielberg’s 1975 thriller masterpiece. It’s hard to imagine a time when the word ‘jaws’ didn’t do this. But that’s what Spielberg’s film “Jaws” did, as well as birth the notion of the summer blockbuster and make people not want to swim in the ocean. Join us—Pete Wright and Andy Nelson—on this week’s episode as we chat about this film, the next in our Richard D. Zanuck series.

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