Podcast 136 — The Walking Dead, Oldboy (2013), Flowers in the Attic (2014), Filth, Capt. Phillips

oldboyLet’s all get hammered!

Greetings, gentle listeners. Please hose some of the gore off yourselves & have a seat on the sofa so you can enjoy this episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those failed juggalos Mark & Jerry.

We begin with some chinwagging & spoilers about the ninth & tenth episodes (season 4) of The Walking Dead. Scattered now that the prison is lost, our not-so-merry band of survivors struggle to find each other — and some reason to go on. BTW, the character Jerry could not remember was Tyreese, played by Chad L. Coleman.

The U.S. remake of Korean cult hit Oldboy is up next. Starring the solid James Brolin & rising horror star Elizabeth Olsen, this tale of revenge & retribution is directed by Spike Lee. Another remake is Flowers in the Attic, a nasty story of incest & survival. Heather Graham & Ellen Burstyn glare at each other angrily through much of the movie.

Filth, loosely based on the novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), features James McAvoy as a most disturbed & disturbing detective. With a penchant for drugs & other men’s wives, this psycho with a badge is another in a short list of worthwhile flicks stemming from Welsh’s excellent writing.

Jerry & Mark wrap the show with a discussion of Oscar-nominated Tom Hanks as Captain Phillips. You want scary? Try desperate Somali pirates, armed with automatic weapons &  nothing to lose. Batten down those hatches, matey.