Podcast 173 — Terminator Genisys, Maggie, Tomorrowland, Enemy, The Guest, Goldberg & Eisenberg, Going Clear: Scientology, Bloody Bloody Bible Camp

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Good day, folks! Here’s hoping our listeners in the northern hemisphere are not cooking & our friends in the south are not freezing. Regardless, Mark & Jerry — your hosts of The Horror Movie Show — have a plethora of reviews to amuse & confuse.

First up is a pair of new flicks starring the Governator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator Genisys is the latest in the up-and-down series. How does it stack up against its predecessors? You will hear here. Then comes some jibber-jabber about Maggie, a zombie movie decidedly gentler than most. Arnie plays a dad having to deal with the impending doom of his teenaged daughter, ably played by Abigail Breslin.

George Clooney acts childishly in Tomorrowland, a science-fiction-fantasy that doesn’t seem to know where it starts or ends up. Enemy is another of the recent fine movies starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Though not as good as Nightcrawler, this one is still worth a watch. The Guest, directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next), is also an interesting thriller. It costars Maika Monroe, recently seen in the excellent It Follows.

From Israel comes this peculiar & darkly humorous tale, Goldberg & Eisenberg: Till Death Do Us Part. This 2013 feature is the first horror movie in Hebrew reviewed by Jerry & Mark. Next is a bit of chatter about the documentary Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief. Based on the book by Lawrence Wright, Alex Gibney‘s film reveals many of the dark secrets of this greedy, unaccountable cult.

Finally, Jerry gives a brief review of Vito Trabucco‘s Bloody Bloody Bible Camp (2012), a movie too-quickly dismissed last episode. The Horror Movie Show exists to give you, our faithful listeners, reviews with some depth. This is a chance to rectify the short shrift given to BBBC previously. Cheers everyone & stay cool.