Scary

57- The Babadook (Michael)

We round out our series of spooky movies this year with Michael's pick, the Babadook.  It's a movie so scary that we brought back a third host to share the burden with us, the wordsmith McDoodles!  Much like Signs, this movie's got a surface level story about a monster in your closet coming to get you.  But what really makes this movie shine is that the monster is a metaphor for something deeper, something we've all struggled with in life.  Something that keeps us all up at night.  Really, once you get the metaphor this movie becomes way more genius than it is scary.

Speaking of scary, last time we heard from James he was chasing Ryan out when he finally accepted the 90s.  You know what, I bet Ryan had his own Babadook like struggle with accepting the 90s, as his breakdown over it really mirrors the mother's in this week's film.  Anyways, James gives us an update on how Ryan's been digesting all this new information.  Again, just like the Babadook, the 90s stick with you forever.  And the more you shove them away, the stronger the 90s get.  Nostalgia is one scary creature.  You know what, I'd watch this metaphorical movie too.

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56- Signs (Steven)

You know what's scarier than Halloween?  M Night Shyamalan's career!  While he may be the butt of many a cinematic joke these days, there was once a time when he was an up and coming visionary auteur.  Let's travel back to that time, in rural Pennsylvania, where pre-meltdown Mel Gibson tells everyone he's not a father anymore, even to his kids, and aliens are putting signs in his fields.  Joaquin Phoenix spends his time swinging baseball bats instead of talking to Scarlett Johansen on his phone and Michael Showalter's a punk for some reason.  The movie Signs has been accepted with both praise for its quality and criticism for its plot holes.  Where do you fall?

Joining us this week is the Pizza Boy himself, Wesley Bell, to help us tackle this layered thriller.  Much like a pizza itself, this movie may be about an alien/pepperoni invasion, but the real ingredient is faith/cheese.  With his new film The Visit turning his career around, can we take a page out of Graham Hess's book and also have faith in Shyamalan again?  Signs is definitely one of his better movies, so take off your tinfoil hats and let's dive in!

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