Conceived as an indictment of England’s criminalization of homosexuality, Victim (1961) tells the story of a vulnerable group of blackmailed homosexuals and the closeted barrister who puts himself on the line in the name of undoing the unjust law. Or if you’re feeling spicy: When the death of a sexy construction worker threatens to uncover Mel’s dirty little secret, he’s forced to take matters into his own hands to uncover the evil blackmailers who are terrorizing a marginalized community. Either way, this compelling drama is a gem. Handsome brutes, nightsticks, and a thorough pipe cleaning this week on Ex Rated Movies!
This week we’re talking about worms. Both the ones that make your smart phone work, and the ones that invade your personal space. We frame the latter discussion around the solid horror-comedy creature-feature gem, Tremors (1990). While basically just Jaws on land, this film boasts a committed ensemble cast, incredible practical effects from Amalgamated Dynamics, and a tightly written script that all adds up to an incredibly entertaining experience. Fritos, flat earthers, firearms, and more this week on Ex Rated Movies!
Our Schlocktoberfest comes to an end this week and we’re going out on one hell of a note. Beating the odds last week by grabbing the buck in our Pass the Buck game, Matt chose William Friedkin’s horror masterpiece The Exorcist (1973). This adult movie for adults is terrifying on multiple levels, and still manages to pack a wallop in the dread and angst departments. Join us for a discussion of its many merits, a prolonged reminiscence of Halloweens past, and a query into the exact nature of nougat this week on Hex Rated BOO!vies!
Taking a cue from the sweeties at the Large Marge Sent Us podcast, this season Matt is cruising down to nostalgia town and examining some movies that shaped his childhood. And since it’s still Schlocktoberfest, he’s keeping it creepy with the Tim Burton classic, Beetlejuice (1988). With top-notch production design, fantastic performances, and a killer score to boot, this movie continues to be a kooky gem that super duper holds up. AFI list comparisons, skeletal carpal tunnel, and the next step in our slow evolution into becoming a game show this week on Hex Rated BOO!vies!