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BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)

Alex is back with Julie and Ray to continue their summer pastime of making terrible terrible decisions! This time with Brandy, Jack Black and some dubious geography trivia.
 
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Episode 85: Summer of Plague Pt 2. Shut In: 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Time to hunker in your bunker! In this episode, Andrea and Alex tackle the issues surrounding Nice Guys, privilege, and the conservative ideology around preservation during times of upheaval.

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REQUIRED READING

10 Cloverfield Lane. Dir Dan Trachtenberg, 2016. 

EXTRA CREDIT

r/niceguys. These “nice guys” aren’t nice.
 
Awards for Good Boys. Add some “nice guy” satire to your Instagram feed with art by Mia Mingus.
 
The BATCAVE. Andrea’s YouTube episode on 10 Cloverfield Lane.
 
Cloverfield Clues: A whole YouTube channel devoted to Cloverfield marketing easter eggs online.
 
J.J. Abrams – The Mystery Box. Abrams’ Ted Talk on the central conceit to his creations. 
 
Theatre and the Plague. Antonin Artaud’s treaty The Theatre and Its Double, which contain his plague theory.
 
Hollywood 9/11. Tom Pollard’s book on 9/11’s impact on the film industry.
 
Gaylords of Darkness, Episode 82. An amazing interview with Luca Guadagnino and David Kajganich the director and writer of Suspiria (2018).

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BONUS CONTENT! Commentary: I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

Join Alex for a commentary on the teen slasher classic, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Featuring a discussion of wigs, classism, star power and how an urban legend threatened to bring down a cynical generation, this commentary makes the case for July 4 becoming the Fisherman’s Holiday.

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Decade in Review: Horror Headlines (PREVIEW)

In our first Fack Flash of 2020, Alex and Andrea look back at horror’s biggest happenings and headlines of the past decade, including #metoo, Women in Horror Month, the return of Stephen King, and much more!
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Episode 79. Conception of Violence: Inside (2007)

Locking your windows and doors won’t do much good when Béatrice Dalle is at your door. This month we tackle the grotesque Holiday classic Inside (À l’Intérieur) and examine themes of conception, religion, and motherhood alongside the French politics of the time.

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Inside (À l’intérieur). Dir. Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury, 2007.

EXTRA CREDIT

Films of the New French Extremity. Alex’s book on the cycle of modern French horror.
 
Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers. Sady Doyle’s book on female power through the lens of history, mythology,  true crime and horror.
 
Timeline: French riots. BBC’s overview of the events before and during the 2005 Paris riots.

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