'Tis the season to be... jolly? In the spirit of our complicated feeling about Yuletide 2020, we're kicking off this year's Festive mini-season in a slightly darker mood than usual. Enter cult seventies slasher Black Christmas...
Credited by some with essentially inspiring the teen slasher genre, thanks to its influence on the subsequent Halloween franchise and all that followed, Black Christmas is notable for a smarter script and higher quality performances than most horror fare - not to mention one of the most sinister endings ever committed to film.
In this week's podcast we discuss the joy of Margot Kidder, Olivia Hussey's improbably plummy English accent, the iconic Sherry-swigging landlady and much more. As always, we also check in with our listeners, brainstorm some drinking games and pitch some seriously twisted sequel ideas!
Each week on Beyond The Box Set, we revisit a classic standalone movie from cinema history, and attempt to pitch the silliest sequel, prequel and spin-off ideas to bring them back to the big screen. It's movie podcasting with a creative twist, and we're still going strong after almost 200 episodes...
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00.00 Often Inebriated Barb is pure Festive goals
51.30 Black Christmas Drinking Games
57.15 Black Christmas Sequel Pitches
1.19.00 Listener Submissions and Episode 195 Preview