HMPod.com Podcast 159 — Deliver Us from Evil, Jodorowsky’s Dune, Circus of the Dead, Cabin Fever 1, 2 & 3, Bulletproof Monk

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Welcome, welcome, welcome dear listeners to another episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by Mark & Jerry, bringing you reviews, comments & two-bit opinions on movies new & not-so-new.

First up is director Scott Derrickson‘s interesting new movie Deliver Us from Evil. Starring Eric Bana, this mostly grim feature relies heavily on Roman Catholic mysticism to fuel its supposedly factual story. But how can it be true if there aren’t free T-shirts?

Alexandro Jodorowsky is an artist & auteur of the highest order of weirdness. His attempt to bring the science-fiction novel Dune to the big screen was ultimately unsuccessful, but the story of that attempt is fascinating. Fans of El Topo, The Holy Mountain or Santa Sangre will also enjoy Jodorowsky’s Dune.

HMPod favourite Bill Oberst Jr. stars as Papa Corn in Bloody Bill Pon‘s new movie, Circus of the Dead. Either a commentary on ultra-violence & the pointlessness of human existence, or a scary clown picture, this flick is somewhat controversial — at least among Jerry & Mark.

All three of the Cabin Fever movies are briefly examined. The first from 2002 was directed by Eli Roth; the second in 2009 by up-and-comer Ti West; the third — Cabin Fever: Patient Zero — is new. Directed by Kaare Andrews, it stars normally affable Sean Astin as a very dangerous patient indeed.

Finally, just because it’s an amusing little fantasy, the guys talk about Bulletproof Monk. Horrific? Not really. But with a character named Mr. Funktastic, you know it’s gotta be good.