Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

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Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Paul Fricker » Tue Jun 23, 2015 1:50 pm

We’re back, and we’re looking at a couple of old favourites: Re-Animator and From Beyond. While these films have been around for almost as long as Matt, we would still be remiss if we didn’t warn you that we spoil them quite comprehensively. As we are gentlemen, or at least wear their skins in a convincing manner, we have once again saved these spoilers till the end of the episode, with clear warning of when they start.

While there are more film adaptations of Lovecraft stories than eyes on a shoggoth, not many are features. Of those, most of the stand-outs were made by one director: Stuart Gordon. While Gordon often injects elements of sex, violence and comedy that would agitate Lovecraft’s essential salts in violent eddies of displeasure, few would argue that his work is filled with an energetic enthusiasm for its source material.

We’re joined for this episode by Mike Mason, line editor for Call of Cthulhu and fellow Stuart Gordon fan. This episode was recorded before the recent changes at Chaosium, so there is no discussion of them. This may be for the best, as we found rather a lot to say about the films. If we’d got to discussing Chaosium as well, we’d probably still be recording now.

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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Tore » Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:01 pm

Mike Mason was a great addition. :)

Don't watch strange movies with circles in them, Paul! :twisted:

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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Paul Fricker » Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:37 am

Glad you enjoyed it Tore. The illustrious Mr Mason will be appearing again in a couple of forthcoming shows.

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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Paul Fricker » Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:42 am

Post about this episode got retweeted by Stuart Gordon! #childishexcitement!
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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Tore » Thu Jun 25, 2015 1:52 pm

Paul Fricker wrote:Post about this episode got retweeted by Stuart Gordon! #childishexcitement!
Awesome! :cthulhudance:
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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Morthrai » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:18 pm

Yet another enjoyable and informative episode, though I did wonder for a moment who this "Di Tharber" person was who Mike mentioned ;)

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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Paul Fricker » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:44 pm

Di Tharber runs the Wheel-tappers and Shunters club in Birchester, South Wales.
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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Danial79 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 6:48 am

Can't say I'm really a fan of either of these films, but I'm giddy with anticipation for the hinted-at future episode on Dagon. I love that movie.

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Re: Episode 55 - Re-Animator and From Beyond

Post by Scott Dorward » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:50 am

We've discussed doing an episode about The Shadow Over Innsmouth. Dagon would make a good follow-up to that.

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