Halloween has always been synonymous with death and ghosts in Western civilization. Yet in Mexico, November 1st is known as the Day of the Dead and is spent honoring lost loved ones. In 2014, director Jorge R. Gutierrez and producer Guillermo Del Toro released an animated film called The Book of Life that used the holiday as a backdrop for a fusion of classic storytelling and Mexican folklore about two gods who get involved in a human love triangle that goes awry. But did the film deserve the critical acclaim it received or should it fade away? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris head south of the border to find out.

 

Music: "Long Note Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 2015, director Jeremy Saulnier followed up his acclaimed Blue Ruin with the horror thriller Green Room starring Anton Yelchin and Patrick Stewart. The film focuses on a punk rock band who gets a gig playing at an "alt-right" club in the middle of nowhere and find themselves fighting for their lives when they see more than they should have. The film was critically acclaimed yet only became more prominent after the unexpected death of Yelchin just months after its release. But does the film deserve that acclaim or should it be left for the dogs? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out.

 

Music: "Long Note Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1974, film school grads Tobe Hooper and Kim Hinkel, inspired by true crime and Night of the Living Dead, created an independent horror film that changed the landscape of the genre with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Set on a hot Texas summer day, a group of teenagers run afoul of a family of cannibals including the iconic Leatherface. The film found both critical and commercial success, but did it deserve such praise or does it deserve to be put on the meat hook? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris grab a plate to find out.

 

Music: "Long Note Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1988 during the midst of the slasher craze, three brothers came together to create one of the schlockiest films of the decade: Killer Klowns from Outer Space. From cotton candy guns to killer shadow puppets, the film gained a cult status quickly and found love among critics. But does the film deserve such high regard or does it deserve a sweet sticky demise? MovieDude Eric and Kent are joined by Legends of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Lauren, All Things Good and Nerdy's Willie Nelson and Good Bad Flicks' Cecil in the klown kar of death and mayhem!

 

Music: "Long Note Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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In 1968, young filmmaker George A. Romero released an extremely low-budget horror film that would not only singlehandedly create the zombie subgenre, but also set in motion a renaissance for horror films going into the next decade with Night of the Living Dead. Set in a secluded countryside house, a group of strangers must band together to survive the night as wave after wave of the undead come for their flesh. But does the film deserve the glory it received or should it be left to rot? MovieDude Eric, Kent and Chris find out in the first installment of Arthouse of Horror 2017.

 

Music: "Long Note Four" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:12pm CST
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