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Cinema Cauldron

Jul 30, 2022

Vincenzo Natali's (Cube) 2009 sci-fi horror film, Splice, rattled the nerves of the few that saw it on release. It was bloody, sexual, and - above all - had scary things to say about American parenting culture.

Today, I'll revisit Dark Castle Productions' first flop and consider some of the themes at play. Is the film's...

May 7, 2022

I Spit On Your Grave is one of the most controversial films ever made. On this episode, I'll briefly discuss the history of the original and its infamous reception. Plus: I'll walk you through each entry of this notorious franchise - and make my case for it as a feminist horror masterpiece.

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Mar 26, 2022

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Nikki Kuhnhausen.

Koji Suzuki's 1991 Ring introduced Sadako - an telepathic victim of a hate crime that, in her anger, doomed the world with a deadly curse.

But over 30 years later, her origin story has been mostly forgotten.

On today's Cinema Cauldron, I compare and contrast...

Feb 12, 2022

Rose Glass' gnostic chiller Saint Maud went unseen by most, and unsung by many.

On this episode, we take a deep dive into the A24 gem, and address some of the little-discussed aspects of the movie. Included are discussions of Borderline Personality Disorder, the affect of Catholic doctrine on mentally ill queer folk,...

Feb 1, 2022

This week, I'm joined my the illustrious Rocketto Punchi co-host, Russell Alterman, to discuss Scooby-Doo in the 1980s! We dive deep into three of the best Scooby films of all time: Boo Brothers, Ghoul School, and Reluctant Werewolf.

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