We’re back and we’re trying to stop Matt drooling in our popcorn. Listen to the episode. It’ll make sense.
Main Topic: Media Catch-Up – Films
This is the latest of our occasional discussions about the media we’ve been consuming recently. After our earlier episodes about television and books, we’re turning to the big screen. Well, not that big. We’re all still watching most of our films at home.
The three films we discuss are:
Paul: Free Fire (2016)
Matt: No One Gets Out Alive (2021)
Scott: Candyman (2021)
As ever, we pick the films apart, looking for gaming inspiration.
Things we mention in this episode include:
- Lockdown specials
- The Grognard Files podcast
- Gangbusters RPG
- Mark Kermode
- Pacing in RPGs
- “Annie’s Song” by John Denver
- Kill List (2011)
- Sightseers (2012)
- A Field in England (2013)
- In the Earth (2021)
- A Dark Song (2016)
- In Fabric (2018)
- Vivarium (2019)
- Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
- No One Gets Out Alive by Adam Nevill
- The Ritual (2017)
- The Ritual by Adam Nevill
- Horror gaming in the modern day
- Candyman (1992)
- Halloween (2018)
- Scream (2022)
- The Thing (2011)
- “The Forbidden” by Clive Barker
- Books of Blood by Clive Barker
- Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)
- Candyman: Day of the Dead (1999)
- Bloody Mary
- Body horror
- Candyman by Philip Glass
- Unknown Armies
- Mage: the Awakening
- The King in Yellow
- The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Discord server
Issue 8 of The Blasphemous Tome
Issue 8 of The Blasphemous Tome is almost ready to go to press. This is the semi-annual fanzine we produce for our Patreon backers. While we will send printed copies of the Tome to anyone backing us at the $5 level by the end of the year, you need to act fast if you’d like to receive one of our special Christmas cards as well. We shall only post these to people backing us before the end of November. Any later and the festive byakhee might pull a wing trying to get it to you in time for the solstice!
October Horror Movie Challenge 2021
Scott has now finished his October Horror Movie Challenge for 2021, watching a horror film every day and posting a full review to this very website. His post mortem, discussing the best, worst and weirdest picks of the month, is now available. If you would like to talk about any of these, please join the discussion on our Discord server or on Twitter.
HPLHS Kickstarter: Miskatonic Missives
Our good friends at the HP Lovecraft Historical Society are in the last days of a new Kickstarter campaign. Building on their Voluminous podcast, Miskatonic Missives reproduces three of Lovecraft’s famously long and revealing letters in book form. Of course, this being the HPLHS, not only are the books beautiful, but they come with reproductions of all sorts of related ephemera. Act quickly, as the campaign ends this Friday, the 12th of November.