Ep 026 – Q-The Winged Serpent – Re-Animator

In which your hosts Red & Puffer remember the 80s from two very different perspectives, Q – THE WINGED SERPENT (1982) & RE-ANIMATOR (1985). Two visionary directors, two tales of sacrificing and resurrecting the dead, multiple decapitations, but remarkably dissimilar movies. These movies are each a blast in their own unique ways and we had a lot of fun taking them apart.

Episode music Ulrike Mod “les ├ęchos dans le puits” from the new album Les Maison Sombre.

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025 – A Dark Song – Housebound

In which Red & Puffer dust of a recording from a few months prior, which, weirdly enough, concerns two movies about being confined to the house, A DARK SONG (2016) & HOUSEBOUND (2014). Life got in the way of releasing it until now but, wow, how fitting. Anyway, they’re both terrific movies and it was a fun conversation.

Episode music from the new Ulrike Mod record Les Maison Sombre.

 

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024 – Dawn of the Dead – People Under the Stairs

In which Red and Puffer really bite into the meat metaphor while unpacking two classic, sadly still relevant social commentaries by masters of horror Romaro and Craven: DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) and THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS (1991). This was a great draw because these are as close to perfect horror movies as one could hope for. We uncover some unexpected stuff. Good eatin’.

Episode music and sound design by The Dread Lottery. (Soundtrack album coming soon)

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023 – Bride of Frankenstein – Ginger Snaps

In which your hosts Red & Puffer finally kick off the new year by tearing into two beloved films about women and monsters, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) & GINGER SNAPS (2001). Curses, mothers, brides, victims, fate, and the roles women are consigned to. But we have fun unpacking these, even if there’s one we don’t care to ever watch again. Good stuff.

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022 – Bubba Ho-Tep – Silent Hill

In which your hosts try to work up enthusiasm for a conversation about all-but-forgotten horror comedy BUBBA HO-TEP (2002) & video game adaptation SILENT HILL (2006). Gotta be honest with you all, this not a great episode. Who knows what happened but we weren’t feeling it. On the upside, it is our shortest episode.

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021 – 30 Days of Night – The Purge Election Year

In which your hosts Red & Puffer go wild on a couple of people in peril movies: the ruthless vampire hoards on the frozen town of Barstow, Alaska in 30 DAYS OF NIGHT (2007) and the lawless hoards and crazy aristocracy on to poor people of D.C. in THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR (2016). We were a bit tired after a Meeting House relocation, but the Dread Lottery was benevolent and offered up a pretty solid discussion otherwise. Much fun was had.

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The Dread Lottery Halloween Special 2019

In which your hosts Deep Red & Producer Puffer take a moment away from The Dread Lottery to reflect on the year that was. We pick 12 of our favorite movies from the Lottery so far and on-the-fly construct a film festival of complementary double bills. We cannot escape the dark magic of the Lottery. Happy Samhain.

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020 – The Haunting – Let the Right One In

In which Red & Puffer dig into two classic horror movies, THE HAUNTING (1963) and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (2008). For this last episode recorded in our former digs, we find a couple of threads that turn out to be uniquely revelatory, as we see the world through the eyes of a couple troubled outsiders. A surprising but fun thinker.

Episode & Theme music by Ulrike Mod. Sound design by The Dread Lottery.

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019 – Hereditary – Legend of Hell House

In which your hosts, Red & Puffer, return from a brief production hiatus during which we relocated the Dread Lottery Meeting House, to examine the similarities between two movies in which, coincidentally, house & home play a central roll, HEREDITARY (2018) & THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE (1973). Possession, perversion, demon worship, and the decadence of class privilege, we go deep and get to some stuff.

Episode & Theme music by Ulrike Mod. Sound design by The Dread Lottery.

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018 – 10 Cloverfield Lane – A Field in England

In which your hosts get bucolic and wander through the hedgerow to search for esoteric connection between 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (2016) and A FIELD IN ENGLAND (2013). Red & Puffer contemplate folk horror, aliens, abductions, and mushrooms. We have new favorite and one best described as ‘meh’. But a good time was had by all.

Episode music and theme by Ulrike Mod. Sound design and production by The Dread Lottery.

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