Happy Halloween from Watch With Jen, care of this episode that will put you in the mood for the spooky season. One of my oldest Twitter friends from way back in the fail whale days, I'm so pleased to be joined today by the wonderfully witty Scott Weinberg.
A prolific film writer for twenty years as well as a Jack of All Trades, Scott Weinberg has created such great podcasts as the new Overhated (which you can find on his Patreon Weinberg+) as well as co-created '80s All Over and more. Additionally, he's produced a few indie films, narrated audiobooks, and you can find his byline everywhere.
Extremely knowledgeable about horror, in particular, in this spirited, freewheeling, rapid-fire episode, we tackle the remakes of such genre classics as Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Thing, The Fly, The Blob, and Dawn of the Dead, while also discussing their predecessors and the films' underlying and sometimes subversive themes. The perfect accompaniment to your horror movie marathon plans for Halloween, today's pod is both a whole lot of fun... and far less trick than treat.
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Theme Music: Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw, Free Music Archive
Select Shout-Outs: Karina Longworth - You Must Remember This, Jen Johans - Overhated: Catwoman, Book Vs. Movie Podcast, Steven E. de Souza - Overhated: Hudson Hawk, & Liam O'Donnell - Overhated: Skyline.
Related Watch With Jen Episodes: James Cameron with Tomris Laffly, Michael Douglas with Sean Burns, Filmmaking's Three Amigos - Cuarón, del Toro, & Iñárritu with Rosa Parra, Sex, Gender, & Final Girls in Horror with Elizabeth Cantwell, & Generational Soundtrack Movies with Sabina Stent.
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