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Congratulations! If you are reading this stupid description and listening to this stupider podcast, you survived 2020-- or you're a very smart zombie.
To celebrate the new year, the theme for January is New Year, New Movies! That's right, and entire month of movie reviews, but do not worry, they are not new in time, just in title. Every film this month with have "New" in its name.
To start, Doug and Jake discuss Bloody New Year, a movie with perhaps the best poster ripping off Evil Dead 2 of any in history. This film came out in 1987 and fun fact-- it makes no sense whatsoever. Directed by Norman J. Warren, who also directed Inseminoid, Prey, Satan's Slave, and Terror. The film itself was written by Frazer Pearce, and it is his only writing credit.
Bloody New Year features songs by Cry No More, which reminds me-- be sure to send us your favorite poop-related Pat Benetar puns!
Doug discusses how this film is potentially cursed, sharing both his experiences and those of a close friend. Is this movie sci fi? A haunted house? A bit of both? We discuss all the possibilities.
Then, Ade and Jake talk about New Year's Evil, from 1980. The film was directed by Emmett Alston, and written by Leonard Neubauer. Unlike Bloody New Year, this film is a straightforward slasher film, and it is surprisingly competent, given how early in the slashers boom it was released. Also, they discuss how the film has aged and how the incel antagonist translates to the 21st century audience.
They discuss the structure of the film, the kills, and that wonderful Stan Laurel mask from the end. What do you think? Should it have been worn the whole film?
If you have not checked out the title track from the film by Shadow, you can find it here: https://bit.ly/3b9tLdV
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