Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business. We have one awesome episode in store for you guys, because we’re talking 1983’s Christine and 2023’s Talk To Me.
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We start by talking about what we’ve done involving horror recently. Liam talks about seeing the film A Ghost Story and Justin talks about Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, Near, Night of the Hunted, Sister Death, Oracle, Appendage, and Night of the Missing.
Up first is Christine. We talk about the history of adaptions of Stephen King works and how this is an exception to the rule. Liam talks about how he supports Carpenter’s decision to make Christine and Arnie’s relationship emotionally erotic. We discuss how the process to Christine becoming animated is far more complex than some of the other King stories.
We talk about the seduction angle of the film, in which Christine actively seduces Arnie to bend him to her will. We talk about how good the movie looks, cinematographically and otherwise. We discuss some of the strange homoerotic power dynamics of the film, especially between Arnie and the bullies.
Justin talks about how the score for this film is his favorite of John Carpenter’s and how effective it is in some of the key scenes of the film, mostly when Christine kills Buddy Repperton. Liam talks about how the film is very period-specific in that it ties masculinity to cars in a way that isn’t as prevalent these days.
We talk about the complex relationship between Arnie and Dennis, in that Arnie was the classic nerd, whereas Dennis is the archetypical popular jock.
Up next is Talk To Me. Justin talks about how despite being upset by the film, he can’t quite pin down any particular scene that really messed with his head.
Liam discusses how despite initially enjoying the film, he didn’t enjoy it as much upon re-watch due to the lack of representation and the subtle idea of a character of color infiltrating and corrupting a white family, as well a hard-to-describe, nebulous dislike of the film.
Justin talks about how the relationship between the one character and her best friends’ little brother was very genuine, as well as the inability to give someone a good death despite knowing they’re suffering.
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