Podcast 161 — The Walking Dead, Z Nation, Interstellar, Open Grave, Horns, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Hello to our loyal listeners close by & around the planet. Your hapless hosts Mark & Jerry are pleased to bring you another episode of The Horror Movie Show, complete with badinage, quips, ridiculous opinions & hearsay. Nothing actionable, we hope.

The guys begin with a verbal wander around their favourite American zombie series, The Walking Dead, then shamble on to discuss the oddly likeable Z Nation.

Next up is a lively discussion of Christopher Nolan‘s latest blockbuster, Interstellar. Starring Matthew McConaughey, this lengthy mission is visually stunning — as one might expect from the director of Inception & the most recent Batman movies. But does Interstellar live up to the mega-hype surrounding its recent release?

One of Jerry’s favourite actors, South Africa-born Sharlto Copley, stars in the chilling Open Grave. He plays one of several amnesiacs struggling to discover what has precipitated a massive slaughter of human beings & the horrific monsters who threaten those yet living.

Young Daniel Radcliffe grows himself a large pair of devilish forehead decorations in the aptly named Horns. A surprisingly sweet & entertaining movie, this 2013 feature failed at the box office, but deserved better.

Lastly comes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, a rambling continuation of the enjoyable second Ape movie. Always fun to watch Gary Oldman chew on the scenery, but the best thing about this movie is undoubtedly the CGI effects. Andy Serkis proves once again he is the master of inhuman behaviour.