We celebrated “Alien Day” by discussing the first “Alien” film from 1979. We had a special guest, Blake’s wife Lisa, who wore a screen-accurate Ripley costume! We analyzed and discussed what we unanimously agreed was the film that created the genre known as sci-fi horror. We also gave the film our highest ratings based on what we saw as a nearly perfect storm.
Thank you to our listeners and to Blake’s wife for being such a good sport! Stay tuned for updates regarding next week!
It was shitty movie night on CrimsonPod! Travis was feeling under the weather but pushed through as he managed to discuss the universally disliked movie “The Fog” from 2005 with Blake.
Blake had a little less hatred for the movie than Travis, but it was very well established that if you want to watch The Fog…stick to John Carpenter’s original from the 80’s. Speaking of, you can hear Travis and Vic discuss the original back in 2018 here: https://www.spreaker.com/user/filling_the_void/thefog1980
Speaking of the original, don’t forget to pop in “The Fog” from 1980 on April 21st because as the movie says…
“11:55, almost midnight. Enough time for one more story. One more story before 12:00, just to keep us warm. In five minutes, it will be the 21st of April. 100 years ago on the 21st of April, out in the waters around Spivey Point, a small clipper ship drew toward land. Suddenly, out of the night, the fog rolled in. For a moment, they could see nothing, not a foot in front of them.”
Join us next week for “Alien Day” on 4/26 (Acheron LV-426) as we go to space for the very first time to talk about the Ridley Scott classic “Alien” from 1979 and find out where we stand with regards to this legendary film! We will once again be doing another Facebook Live show!
The first few minutes of the show were hampered by technical difficulties, but we recovered! After our podcast hosting site decided to be problematic, we switched to Facebook Live to have the show, and it did not disappoint!
We discussed “Hannibal,” a noticeable absence of a primary character, recasting of roles, the underrated and often dismissed performance of Mason Verger by Gary Oldman, and the things we liked and disliked about the film. Several viewers of the episode joined in via the comment thread and it was great getting to read their comments and interact with them while the show was live.
Join us next week as we discuss the 2005 remake of “The Fog” and find out where we stand with regards to this film! We will be doing another Facebook Live show!
This episode was nothing short of spectacular! Travis and I changed course and had noted author and cryptozoologist Dr. Tim Mounce as a guest on tonight’s show. He led the show with mesmerizing storytelling and a passion for all cryptids! Dr. Mounce shared a previously unheard story about a sighting of the creature, I spoke on the Loch Ness Monster and provided a historical backdrop as well as discussing some of the key sightings over the last several thousand years.
We also had a surprise guest towards the end when Joe Drew joined the call and discussed the Amityville haunting and phenomena.
We’ll be back next week to wrap up our Hannibal Lecter Retrospective with the 2001 film “Hannibal.” Join us as we discuss the film, differences from the book, the creepy Mason Verger and so much more!