Episode 50 – How’s That For A Slice of Fried Gold!

Download Episode!We have finally reached 50 Episodes! That’s if you take away any Special Reports mind you. In this long-ish (and late-ish, THANKS DAVID!) episode Duane and David explore the world of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy! That’s right, we cover Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The…

Episode 49 – They Live, We Sleep

Download Episode!Welcome to the latest episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David decide to tackle John Carpenter’s classic film from 1988 They Live, as well as discuss the material from which it was adapted, Ray Nelson’s 1963 short story Eight O’Clock In The Morning. Warning: This is a rambling discussion, in which other films are brought…

Episode 45 – Top 10 Favorite Movies

Download Episode!On the latest (and late) episode of Watch.Read.Listen. Duane and David take you down the path of their favorite movies. Much in the same manner as the last episode, we count down from 10 to 1 giving you our takes on what made these films memorable. They also managed to have the same number…

Special Report – It’s Partytime!!!

Download Episode!We go through Duane’s first watch of the 1985 classic The Return of the Living Dead, written and directed by Dan O’Bannon. What were his thoughts? Well, we put together a quick, special episode for you. And just to clarify, we are moving our release date to Sundays to give us a little bit…

They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara – Episode 40

In part one of our month-long look at the Dead films by George A. Romero, David and Duane discuss Romero’s 1968 classic Night of the Living Dead and Tom Savini’s 1990 remake. Romero’s original was innovative and evocative not only as a horror movie, but just as a film, and demonstrates what can be achieved through…

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – Episode 39

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., David and Duane discuss Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill’s excellent comic The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as well as Stephen Norrington’s less-than-extraordinary 2003 adaptation starring Sean Connery. How can such a great story have such a mediocre adaptation (and why is that so often the case)? But first: This week, Duane watched…

I’m Going to Stake Ben Cortman – Episode 38

Welcome to the 38th Episode of Watch.Read.Listen. In this episode Duane, and David tackle Richard Matheson’s seminal horror novel I Am Legend. They breakdown where they feel the three film adaptations steered the right way, and where they feel they completely missed the marked. This Weeks: Duane: Every Frame a Painting – The Marvel Symphonic…

HEAD ON A STICK: IN DEFENSE OF WOLF CREEK

In 2005, Horror films were in the boom of what will forever be known as one of the worst misnomers of a genre ever, torture-porn. I hate this label for a few reasons. The number one is that it implies, by name alone, that the people who watched films like Saw, or Hostel, as deriving…

The Devil is in the Details – Episode 37

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Joe Hill’s 2010 dark fantasy novel Horns as well as Alexandre Aja’s 2013 adaptation starring Daniel Radcliffe. What makes Hill’s novel more compelling? Does the medium make the story? But first… This Week: Duane – Stranger Things (minor spoilers), Tales to Terrify Episode 441 – “Hear No Evil” by Shane J. Cummings, Lessons from…

The Many Tales of the Black Cat – Episode 36

In this episode of Watch.Read.Listen., we discuss Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat” and three adaptations of Poe’s short story by Roger Corman (in 1962’s Tales of Terror), Dario Argento (in 1990’s Two Evil Eyes), and Stuart Gordon (in Masters of Horror Season 2). What is the fundamental nature of a story: plot, character, theme?…