042: Midsommar (2019) and Writer/Director Horror

Whether you’re down with the term “Elevated Horror” or not, you have to admit that Midsommar is a striking film.  Ari Aster’s film certainly tries to be as disturbing as possible while simultaneously choreographing exactly how events will unfold.  Seeing this film as a huge metaphor for escaping a toxic gaslighting relationship and rediscovering family adds some layers to the visceral and graphic daylight horror.  It’s certainly worth seeing, but will it entice us to watch the three hour director’s cut? 

Our mini review theme focuses on other movies that were directed by the writer (or written by the director), including a one-way trip to Nilbog for Graverobber Geoff in Troll 2, a magic edition of the Scream-Sack with Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions, and a surprisingly effective performance by “Empty Space” in a supporting roll in The Invisible Man by the prolific Leigh Whannell.

And finally, don’t forget to tune in after the show for the very non-horror-related Top 5 list of our favorite 1980’s WWF Wrestlers!

(0:08:19) Graverobber Geoff’s Fresh Dig

TROLL 2 (1990)

(0:23:26) Slicin’ Dicin’ Dave’s Streaming Scream-Sack of Nightmares


(0:31:52) Jason the Terrible’s DVD Dungeon


(0:43:50) Feature Review


(1:22:57) TOP 5 LIST: 1980’s WWF WRESTLERS

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