Tag Archives: Joe Dante

Episode 45. Monsters Ball: Gremlins (1984)

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‘Tis the season to be scary! Andrea and Alex unpack all the rules that come with Gizmo and the Mogwai and what they mean to small-town America at Christmastime. Don’t get your values wet or feed them after midnight!

REQUIRED READING

Gremlins. Dir. Joe Dante, 1984.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch. Dir Joe Dante, 1990.

EXTRA CREDIT

Orientalism by Edward Said. A book that has only gotten more relevant since its publication 30 years ago.

Key & Peele’s hilarious full sketch on the writing process for Gremlins 2.

The Faculty of Horror Spotify playlist! Have yourself a scary little Christmas with the Faculty of Horror playlist on Spotify.

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Episode 17. Blood in the Water: Jaws (1975) and Piranha (1978)

Jaws

Alex and Andrea take the biggest boat they can find and go into the deep as summer dawns once again. Their bait is the examination of nature as vengeance, the strong hold of Americana and the new masculine hero. Hopefully they’ll be home in time for dinner.

REQUIRED READING

Jaws. Dir. Steven Spielberg. 1975. [Blu-ray/DVD]
Piranha. Dir. Joe Dante. 1978. [DVD] [Blu-ray]

EXTRA CREDIT

Jaws – Between the Teeth by Peter Biskind. One of the first in depth analysis of Spielberg’s jaws, film writer Biskind tackles the cultural impact and its roots in literature

A guide to the fantastical work of Joe Dante by Keith Phipps, Scott Tobias & Noel Murray. An overview of the career of one of the most beloved directors in genre film.

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