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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017 – Battle Royale – Train to Busan

In which your hosts dig deeper into the world of thrilling Asian horror, this time with Japan’s BATTLE ROYALE (2000) & the South Korean TRAIN TO BUSAN (2016). The body count is high, and the mettle of humanity is put to the test under horrific circumstances. But great movies makes for great discussion. Extreme conversation!

Show music and theme by Ulrike Mod. Sound design by Dread Lottery.

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016 – Get Out – House

In which The Lottery sends your hosts to meet the family, and they try to keep their wits about them while discussing GET OUT (2017) & HOUSE (1977). How these troubled secrets and dark histories express themselves is VASTLY different. From the wacky to the disturbing. We dig these movies so it was a tough one.

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015 – Godzilla – Nosferatu

In which The Lottery has pitted one lovely giant monster against two incarnations of the same vampire. It’s GODZILLA (1954) against NOSFERATU (1922/1979). Red and Puffer ponder haunted national legacies, re-cut films, long shadows, and the smashing miniature infrastructure. It’s a jolly good time.

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014 – Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II – Tucker & Dale vs Evil

In which The Lottery offers up the cheeky side of horror, as Red and Puffer consider the slapstick antics of TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL (2014) & the twisted delights of HELLO MARY LOU: PROM NIGHT II (1987). This one was a surprising thinker.

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012 – The Ammityville Horror – XX

In which your hosts return to spend some quality time with family by watching, discussing THE AMMITYVILLE HORROR (1979) & XX (2017). Sometimes you have a fun extended clan, and other times you forget how tedious they can be and wish you had stayed at a hotel.

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