Hey guys, Kristine here! After a bit of a delay, the Chicks are back! This episode was recorded in October. So, yup, a really big delay! Sometimes, real life happens. Sorry, folks! But we are recording our next episode tomorrow and for 2016, you can expect us to resume our mostly monthly offerings! Happy New Year!
In Episode 9, the Chicks review the classic Wes Craven flick, 1984’s A Nightmare of Elm Street. Set firmly in the 1980s, this flick is one of the horror slasher classics which also introduces the world to Fred Krueger. The flick stars: Robert England, Heather Langenkamp and a fresh young man named Johnny Depp.
The Chicks also discuss 1980s horror flicks, Pinhead, influential franchises, horror flick production costs, Guillermo, people who do not know River Phoenix is (?!!?), and meta and horror tropes!
The Chicks also discuss flip-flop dresses, LGBTQ+ and racial stereotyping, trans and homophobia, acceptance, Pride Parades, the social progress (and decline) from 1994 until now and the many films of Hugo Weaving.
In this episode, the Chicks take on 2009’s The Road. This is the last flick in the Chicks’ John Hillcoat trilogy. Set in an unspecified post-apocalyptic future, it is heavy on the drama and very light on the action – and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The flick stars: Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
In addition to post-apocalyptic musings, this episode is also chock full of other stuff including: YA novels, Cronenberg(s), Underrated Jake Gyllenhaal, Hannibal Lecter, and David Duchovny. See, friends, this is what happens when the Chicks don’t see each (let alone record a podcast) in over a month!
Here’s a spoiler, but it’s a WESTERN, which is definitely new and exciting territory for the Chicks. We chat about levels of violence, our very inaccurate understanding Australia and its history (Sorry, Australia!), flogging etiquette and the unfortunate challenge of matching black fabrics.