Wednesday, October 11, 2017

FTM 409 - THE CRAFT

Patrick and Alejandra are the weirdos, mister.



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Also discussed this episode: The Dark Half (1993), Gerald's Game (2017), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Super Dark Times (2017), Better Watch Out (2017), Date of the Dead (2016)

17 comments:

  1. Please write on article on the greatest shorts in Horror movie history! It's not sexist. Look at the dude from Sleepaway Camp! http://www.liketotally80s.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/sleepaway-camp.png

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  2. And, dude, that's not even the most notable shortsman in that movie!

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  3. How convenient. I bought The Craft just this week and have never seen it.

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  4. Only listened to the beginning to hear the best 7 word reviews so far and to get some recommendations. Having an absolute blast with Scary Movie Month. I've saved my horror film viewings for October since before this podcast existed (I think), so it's great to find out there is a community to share my tradition with.

    Any chance this type of month long viewing with short (often funny) reviews could be extended to other genres such as SciFi or Noir? Just a thought. Keep up the good work guys, love everything you do.

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    1. Glad that you found fthismovie! We do a thing in June where everyone tries to watch 1 exploitation movie a day, following a daily theme (aliens, cops, blacksploitation, etc). And during the rest of the year there is a weekend open thread where people post and discuss movies they've seen in the past week.

      There is also fthismovie fest in the winter, where we simultaneously marathon 5 movies, and tweet to each other as we watch. And they do a live show to wrap up at the end. It's really fun.

      It's a very nice community. Hope you stick around after October!

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    2. Yeah I've been a fan of the podcast for about 3 years now.

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    3. Oh, sorry, I didn't recognize your name! My bad. Then you know what the deal is. Please stick around anyways!

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    4. Oh no problem. I haven't really posted much, or at all, til this Scary Movie Month challenge. My last reply came off unintendedly sarcastic.

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  5. I know it's because of the whole, it's been 20 years thing, but the movies you have been choosing lately have been really hitting a chord with me. Mainly because I was a teenage girl 20 years ago, and these were the movies that were important to me. But not as much defining as the Craft (well expect maybe Titantic - but that is a different story). Rewatching it again a few months back I loved how familair it was, like finding an old photo of yourself. Considering I remember straight after this movie, I started to try and dress like them immediately. It is a movie I will always love.

    Anyway great job as usual!! And the seven word reviews are kicking all the ass this year!

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  6. After seeing this movie when I was like 9 or 10 years old, like, maybe saw it in 1997, I literally played "The Craft" with 3 of my friends. We would go into this big field by our houses that had this gigantic willow tree and we would summon the spirits and do all the chants from the movie. I'm fairly certain I tried the binding spell on someone too.

    It was interesting listening to you guys talk about it, because it made me reflect on it as an adult. As a kid, I didn't really think about what else the movie could be about or could be saying. I just wanted to do magic.

    Great discussion!

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  7. Ooh, I can help with the Suspiria quandary! I saw the print earlier this year and it looks great, so no worries there. It is, however, in Italian with English subtitles and it's kind of a bummer to spend so much of the movie looking at the bottom of the screen. Also, the additional scenes make it a more coherent narrative and weirdly, a less effective movie. For example, if I remember correctly, in the US cut, the dog kills the pianist out of nowhere. In the Italian cut, the witches have a motivation to kill the pianist (I won't spoil what it is) and that kind of A + B = C logic mellows the feeling of total insanity a bit. Little things like that made the longer cut feel a little clunkier to me, but as a huge fan, I'm glad I saw the alternate cut, so it has that going for it. Plus Jessica Harper, obv. Hope that helps. Off to listen to the rest of the podcast!

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  8. Better Watch Out (first but definitely not last viewing) was a ton of fun. I probably wouldn't have heard of it if I didn't listen to F This Movie. Next up for me is Date of the Dead.

    You guys rock.

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  9. Date of the Dead

    Hated it. Loathed it. Despised it. Sorry.

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    1. Ha! Oh well, one for two. Thanks for giving it a shot!

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  10. Really enjoyed listening as always and I look forward to the reunion when you two tackle the men's rights' activists' wet dream of a response to The Craft, 2006's The Covenant.

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