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The Movies, Films and Flix Podcast #63: The Wan, The Witch and The Conjuring 2

June 28, 2016


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The MFF Podcast #62: Hush, Honeymoon and Lots of Squishy Noises

The Witch horror movie

SUMMARY:  Join us as we discuss James Wan’s recent impact on the horror genre, his latest work The Conjuring 2 (2016) and how it compares to his past work, and the highly debated The Witch (2016)–which we LIKED!

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We answer such important questions as…

If Gamera (or Gamora) fought Black Widow, whose ass would look best in black leather?”


“Will Norman Reedus make a good Ghost Rider?”

“Why was there never a Fifth Element sequel?”

The Conjuring 2 movie poster

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 5, 2016 3:38 pm

    So glad you had a chance to watch and do a show on The Witch! It really is a good movie — I totally agree with your commentary on the quality of the score, production values and acting. All the debate among genre fans about The Witch is a little silly, if you ask me.

    I totally agree with your slight criticism of the end of the movie — it was a big leap for me too. The movie could have ended when she walked into the woods, and that would have been fine by me. One other small thing — I wasn’t a huge fan of the beautiful, busty witch in the woods who abducted the little boy (a very disturbing and effective scene, but I just thought she was too pretty and polished and didn’t fit the overall tone of the movie all that well).

    Aside from those minor critiques, it really captured my interest and was rather frightening. I had to laugh about the discussion of “date night movies,” because I saw it with my husband on a date night. But we’re a couple of old, married horror fans, not cute 19 year olds. 🙂

    • John Leavengood permalink
      July 5, 2016 5:36 pm

      Thrilled that you listened and shared. I must agree with the sultry young sexy witch scene…that didn’t really fit. Please keep the comments coming and, if ever you would like to contribute a “Listener Question” please let us know on Twitter or Facebook.

      • July 6, 2016 7:42 pm

        I’ll have to try to think of a good question for you! The Gamera discussion was really fun in that episode too.

    • John Leavengood permalink
      July 6, 2016 7:54 pm

      So glad you enjoyed that. It was an unexpected (and favorite) misunderstanding that made for great discussion. LOL.

      Just remember that we’ll probably go into no man’s land tangents, interpret in ways you wouldn’t expect, and will provide a lot of clever yet incomprehensible banter in response. Please tune in for Episode 65, which will be entirely composed of Listener Questions much as was Episode 56.

      • July 6, 2016 8:17 pm

        I am with you guys on all the horror movie stuff, and a lot of the other movie stuff too. You only lose me when you mention sports. LOL, I’m a total girl when it comes to sports. Have you watched Turbo Kid? I’d love to hear your thoughts on that – such a fun movie. Hey, that could be my listener question!

    • John Leavengood permalink
      July 6, 2016 8:31 pm

      Here’s my review on Turbo Kid. But we can’t discuss anything at length only one of us has seen. It’s not as fun for us or the viewers. But that zany flick is worthy of LOADS of discussion.

      • July 6, 2016 8:48 pm

        I’ll check out the review and try to come up with a question for all 3 of you!


  1. John’s Horror Corner INDEX: a list of all my horror reviews by movie release date | Movies, Films & Flix
  2. John’s Horror Corner: Blair Witch (2016), discussing a divisive franchise whose third installment offered nothing new except LOUD NOISES and a videogame monster. | Movies, Films & Flix
  3. John’s Horror Corner: Wrong Turn (2003), if The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) family had a cabin in the woods. | Movies, Films & Flix
  4. John’s Horror Corner: Necromancer (1988), just sleazy B-movie trash. | Movies, Films & Flix
  5. John’s Horror Corner: Suspiria (1977), Dario Argento’s Italian witch movie about an enchanted ballet academy. | Movies, Films & Flix
  6. John’s Horror Corner: Apostle (2018), an inspired “folk horror” Netflix original about a remote pagan cult. | Movies, Films & Flix
  7. John’s Horror Corner: The Golem (2018), the intersection of kids in horror, folk horror and Jewish folklore. | Movies, Films & Flix
  8. Bad Movie Tuesday: Witchcraft II: The Temptress (1989), just boring, boobs and bloodless. | Movies, Films & Flix
  9. John’s Horror Corner: Hagazussa (2017), a gorgeously shot German folk horror and a REALLY odd witch movie. | Movies, Films & Flix
  10. John’s Horror Corner: Cube (1997), a deadly maze of traps with a mystery-driven premise that likely inspired many subsequent filmmakers. | Movies, Films & Flix

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