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The MFF Podcast #126: The Shape of Water, the gill-man love story that won Best Picture

April 28, 2018

MFF

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SUMMARY: This week we discuss Guillermo del Toro’s romantic dark fantasy The Shape of Water (2017) from curious plot holes and gorgeous imagery to the beautifully flawed characters and desperate psychology of the kidnapped gill man. Among the spirited banter we address the abilities of our sympathetic “monster,” his origins and biology, how our tax dollars may be funding villains, the delicate topic of cat-eating, needless property destruction and even Stockholm Syndrome. And if you considered our creature influenced by Hellboy‘s Abe Sapien or the story to Revenge of the Creature (1955; sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon), you’re not alone.

If you enjoy discussions about creature features, check out Episode 47: Let’s Grab a Beer and Hunt Some Bigfoot Trolls and Episode 125: The Art of Creature Features.

For more horror podcast discussions, check out…

Episode 123: The Ritual, Swedish hiking and the Norse Jötunn
Episode 117: Event Horizon, Hellraiser in space, and wrestling Graboids
Episode 116: Happy Death Day

Episode 115: Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Episode 114: Office Horror, Mayhem & The Belko Experiment
Episode 113: Elise, her Demons and the Insidious Franchise
Episode 108: The Best Horror Films of 2017
Episode 78: Carpenter vs Zombie Halloween Rematch (1981 vs 2009)
Episode 76: The Blair Witch Pod (1999-2016)

Download the pod on iTunes, PodBean, Stitcher or
LISEN TO THE POD ON BLOG TALK RADIO.
Please SUBSCRIBE, REVIEWRATE and SHARE.

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