Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys because we’re talking 2005’s Noroi: The Curse and 2015’s Savageland
First off thank you to the fine folks over at Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations, the premiere screen-printing company of the Lehigh Valley. Chris Reject and his merry band of miscreants are ready to work with you to bring to life your vision of a t-shirt for your business, band, project, or whatever else it is you need represented by a shirt, sweater, pin, or coozy. Head on over to www.xlvacx.com to check them out. Thank you also to Essex Coffee Roasters, our newest sponsor. Head to www.essexcoffeeroasters.com to check out their fine assortment of coffee and enter CINEPUNX in the promo code for ten percent off your order! And as always thank you to our Patreon subscribers. Your support means the world to us and we are eternally thankful. If you would like to become a Patron, head to patreon.com/cinepunx. Thanks in advance!
We start by talking about some of the stuff involving horror recently. We talk about the recent film Barbarian, a film we both greatly enjoyed. Liam talks about participating in the live Twitch fundraiser event “Hellraiser-raiser”. He also talks about attending the upcoming Cryptacon in Minneapolis. Justin talks about seeing the film The Invitation in theatres that pales in comparison to the identically named 2015 film, the film The Watcher, as well as the upcoming Shudder original Deadstream, the new Shudder original Saloum.
We start with Noroi: The Curse. We give a summary of the film and discuss some of the more upsetting parts of the film.
Justin talks about how efficiently and insidiously the film connected all the seemingly unconnected parts and how upsetting it was watching a horrific greater picture emerge.
We talk about how the film cleverly and effectively avoids all the tropes of found footage films.
We discuss the fatalistic element of the film, and the strange horrifically absurd nature of the film that defies any attempt at explanation.
Up next is Savageland. We give a summary of the film, and Justin talks about how the movie made him feel genuinely unsafe and that it’s a perfect example of the “found footage/mockumentary” horror film. We talk about the nature of the threat of the film (vampires vs. zombies) and the few elements of the film that we felt didn’t entirely work.
We discuss the way the film kind of re-invents the found footage approach by using still photographs that were shot on the night of the massacre. We talk about the stinger at the end that shouldn’t have worked but absolutely did, and briefly discuss the nature of whatever turns people into whatever attacked that night.
We talk about how the film answers the question of “why is this being filmed?” that must be asked of every found footage film.
First and foremost, thank you for listening and to everyone and anyone who donated on Patreon, checked this episode out, or shared a tweet/shared a post on FB/gave us love by recommending us to someone. We love you forever for listening and donating. Any questions, comments, suggestions for movies and guests, or if you yourself want to join us for a movie viewing or even an episode, can be sent to [email protected]. We would love to hear from you! Thanks always to Justin Miller, Jacob Roberts, Paul Sharkey, and Doug Tilley for their technical contributions and fliers, Mike Smaczylo for the shirts and fliers (you can check more of his work out at here), and also thanks to Josh Alvarez for the theme song, Chris, Brad, and LVAC for the support and buttons (check them out at www.xlvacx.com and on Twitter), Essex Coffee Roasters (www.essexcoffeeroasters.com) and a HUGE thank you to anyone who retweeted us or shared something on Facebook that we posted. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @thehorrorbiz666, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/thehorrorbiz66, check out our Spotify account at Cinepunx, and remember to rate, review, and subscribe to us on ITunes. In fact, if you write us a review, email us with your mailing address and we’ll send you some free pins and stickers! Check out www.cinepunx.com for more info on some of our other podcasts, some ultra stylish Cinepunx related merchandise, and how you can donate to our Patreon! Until next time…thanks!