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Cats, Canaries, Noroi Demons, and a Possum
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Cats, Canaries, Noroi Demons, and a Possum

Summary

This week, after the news, we’ll cover the Universal Studios movie “The Cat and the Canary” from 1927, the drive-in classic, “Noroi: The Curse” from 2005, discussion of the short film, “Monitor”, and the modern-horror film, “Possum” from 2018.

News Features

  1. It started as a short film in 2005, then a full-length movie in 2014, and now a series is going to debut the FX network March 27th, 2019. It’s the horrific comedy “What We Do In The Shadows”. A mockumentary about a group of vampires who are roommates trying to get by in the world. Each with different ages and different styles they emulate, they deal with adventures, misadventures, and everyday realities and drudgeries together while more or less staying friends. We really thought the short and movie were a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to checking out the new work.

https://www.fxnetworks.com/shows/what-we-do-in-the-shadows

  1. The genie has been let out of the bottle, and there’s no stuffing him back in. In a recent Reuters article, Netflix executives talk about their personal love of the interactive science fiction horror feature “Bandersnatch” and the goals they have for more such projects in the near future. There are already some kid-friendly shows that are doing the same choose-your-own-path stories. Why not romance for adults too? And certainly more horror. While they say they can’t see it replacing standard fare as the new normal, more projects will certainly be coming in the future.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netflix-interactive/open-that-door-netflix-explores-choose-your-own-horror-romance-idUSKCN1R111P

  1. If you want to celebrate the U.S Holiday with something in addition to a cookout and fireworks, Stranger Things Season 3 is coming to Netflix July 4, 2019. A brand new trailer shows that the kids are older, new characters join the established ones, the town is still strange, and the monsters are still monstrous. Check it out and tell us what you think. We hope you’re as excited about it as we are!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?timecontinue=1&v=YEG3bmUWaI

  1. Proving that it runs in the family, Joe Hill, (son of Stephen King) has an anthology of his short stories coming out collectively titled “Full Throttle”. The description says: “Featuring two previously unpublished stories, and a brace of shocking chillers, Full Throttle is a darkly imagined odyssey through the complexities of the human psyche. Hypnotic and disquieting, it mines our tormented secrets, hidden vulnerabilities, and basest fears, and demonstrates this exceptional talent at his very best.” It’s a teaser for now though, making us wait. It’s available for preorder now in anticipation of the October 1, 2019

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062200674/ref=aslisstl?&linkCode=ll1&tag=biinbi-20&linkId=331530f277aa80ee20157f5c62a5ad1f&language=enUS

  1. Monsterpalooza 2019 is coming soon. Considered by many to be the convention to attend, people will be coming from all over the world to descend on The Pasadena Convention Center in southern California April 12-14, 2019. The massive event will feature hundreds of vendors, makeup demonstrations, a monster museum, discussion panels, and guests the likes of Bruce Campbell, Jason Patric, Linda Blair, and many others. It’s not too late to get your tickets and haul yourself there for the fun. Freakmo posted a really good 14 minute highlight film of the 2018 convention that we have linked in our notes, and there’s a link to the Monsterpalooza webpage.

http://www.monsterpalooza.com/spring/index.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?timecontinue=2&v=R-RKlLX9S4E

Universal Studios Classic: “The Cat and the Canary” (1927)

Relatives of an eccentric millionaire gather in his spooky mansion on the 20th anniversary of his death for the reading of his will.

Amazon Link

Contemporary Classic: “Noroi: The Curse” (2005)

A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "Kagutaba."

Amazon Link

Horror Short: (YouTube) “Monitor”

A sleep-deprived store clerk wonders if he's seeing things when a mysterious man appears on the security camera.

YouTube Link

Feature Presentation: “Possum” (2018)

After returning to his childhood home, a disgraced children's puppeteer is forced to confront his wicked stepfather and the secrets that have tortured his entire life.

Amazon Link

Closing

Well, sun must be coming up. The vampires are starting to shuffle back in for the day, and we need to get going so they can get their sleep. Thanks for joining us. Stop in during the week at www.horrorbulletin.com for news and horror updates, to comment on this podcast, or to contact us.

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