017 – Nosferatu!

Ollie and I continue our exploration of Guillermo del Toro’s “Ecstasy of Influence” with 1922’s “Nosferatu!” It’s an entirely original vampire story that just rips off “Dracula” and gets sued for it. It’s fun!

015 – “Trollhunters” and “Trollhunters!”

When is a novel not a novel? When it’s a tv show! Wait, what? Ollie and Phil talk “Trollhunters” and the adaptation “Trollhunters!” But, which is which and what is the other one?

012 – The Strain!

What’s up with vampires?! Ollie and I talk del Toro’s and Chuck Hogan’s “The Strain.” And, we sure do talk about it. Book. Comic. TV show. We cover the first chunk of the epic(?) tale of humanity’s fight for survival against these del Toro-y whampires!

011 – BONUS! Mama!

Will these bonuses never cease?! We are BACK with Andrés Muschietti’s “Mama” from 2013. And, with this episode, we round out our trilogy. What trilogy, you might ask? Well, listen and FIND OUT!

010 – Pacific Rim!

Let’s talk Mon-stars and Rob’ts! The metal fists are flying and the monsters are a’dyin’ in del Toro’s tribute to Japanese rubber costumes and anime mech-fests, but also there’s an emotional core? And trauma metaphors? And PTSD gets acknowledged? Ollie and I sift through a movie that’s far more complicated than the surface would suggest.