It’s an extra horrific installment of the Movie Homework Podcast! But before we get to that we discuss the controversial Swedish film Play from director Ruben Östlund. The film, ostensibly an exploration into the multiracial society in Sweden, has been accused of being racist, an accusation both Ari and Mariam understand and agree with. Ari also saw the 1999 supernatural horror-comedy Ravenous, starring Guy Pearce and Robert Carlyle.
Ari’s pick this week was the 1987 vampire thriller Near Dark, the second feature from director Kathryn Bigelow. It tells the story of Caleb, a young Texan who falls in with a group of rowing vampires after falling in love with the vampire Mae. It’s in a way a hybrid between a vampire film, a western and a horror film, a mix that Ari finds compelling, but will Mariam feel the same way?
Mariam’s pick was another horror film from 1987, Dario Argento’s Opera. The young opera singer gets the role of Lady Macbeth in a production of the opera based on the play. But soon horrible murders start to take place, and the killer has a devious way to force Betty to watch the killings. Mariam’s a big fan of Argento’s films, and Ari has only seen his most famous film, Suspiria. Will Opera fully convert him to the cult of Argento?
We close things of by discussing our next episode, which will be our very first guest episode! Don’t forget you can send us an email, write to us and like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you like the show it would be great if you could review it in iTunes or share it on your social network platforms! Subscribe to it in iTunes or whatever podcatcher you choose to use!