Horror Debuts

The Babadook • The Next Reel • 2014 directed by Jennifer Kent, 4th of 6 in our Horror Debuts series

The Babadook

September 23, 2021

The fourth of six in our Horror Debuts series. So many people love Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Babadook,’ but does it deliver? Or is it wearing its metaphor too firmly on its sleeve? We tackle Mister Babadook – including a discussion about his LGBTQ+ explosion in memes and interweb posts – in this episode.

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The Next Reel • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night • 2014, directed by Ana Lily Amirpour, 2nd in the Horror Debuts series

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night • The Next Reel

September 16, 2021

The third of six in our Horror Debuts series. People call Ana Lily Amirpour’s film ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ an Iranian Feminist Vampire Spaghetti Western Movie. But is it horror? We dig into this movie on the show this week!

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The Next Reel continues their Horror Debut series with Veronika Franz's and Severin Fiala's 2014 film Goodnight Mommy

Goodnight Mommy

September 9, 2021

The second of six in our Horror Debuts series. Aunt/Nephew writer/director pair Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala tackle twins, possible doppelgängers, and family grief in this slow build of a horror film. It’s incredibly well-crafted but how does the story work for us. Tune in to find out!

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The Next Reel kicks off their new series Horror Debuts with Willard Huyck's and Gloria Katz's 1973 film Messiah of Evil

Messiah of Evil

September 2, 2021

The first of six in our Horror Debuts series. Before ‘American Graffiti,’ before ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,’ before ‘Howard the Duck,’ there was ‘Messiah of Evil.’ We talk about where husband and wife team Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck got their start.

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