Movie Club October 2019 – Horror Anthologies

It’s Corey’s favorite time of the year…Spooky season. Thus, Corey (@coreyrstarr) or Jonathan (@berkreviews) started thinking of how to best tackle the month of October. Why not go with horror anthologies! This month, they are picking an anthology that they have never seen or at least not seen in a long time alternating their picks weekly…as they do.

As far as the podcast goes, each episode features an in-depth review of the movie for the week. They begin with a spoiler-free review before diving in completely after the needed spoiler warning. However, before getting into the review of the week, Jonathan and Corey discuss what other movies they’ve seen since the last episode as well as anything else they feel like discussing. To help them decide which of the many films to watch each month they started creating themes for them all.

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Week 1: Creepshow (1982)

Corey has been talking about Creepshow for ever, but Jonathan had never seen it. Thus, it makes perfect sense to be his first pick for the new month. Directed by the great George A. Romero and written by Stephen King – who even stars in one of the films – and stars Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, Ed Harris, and Ted Danson. Five short films wrapped with a small story of a kid whose dad won’t let him read the horror comic he loves…Creepshow.

Week 2: Cat’s Eye (1985)

Cat’s Eye has three short films tied together by…well, a cat. Corey picked this one, which is also written by Stephen King, and directed by Lewis Teague. Fresh off E.T., Drew Barrymore stars alongside James Woods, Alan King, and more.

Week 3: Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Jonathan picked Trick ‘r Treat for the third week of anthologies. He was torn between this one and VHS, but opted for this one. Another five shorts are tied together through the holiday of Halloween. Written and directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, and Dylan Baker.

Week 4: Nightmare Cinema (2018)

A brand new film that neither Corey nor Jonathan had seen, but comes recommended by friend of the podcast Big Tuna. Nightmare Cinema is, according to IMDb.com, a story where “Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings showing them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales.” The various tales are each directed by a different director, the only anthology in our month to do this, and they are:

  • Alejandro Brugués directed “The Thing in the Woods”
  • Joe Dante directed “Mirari”
  • Mick Garris directed “The Projectionist” & “Dead”
  • Ryûhei Kitamura directed “Mashit”
  • David Slade directed “This Way To Egress”

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