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The MFF Podcast #128: A Cure for Wellness, Gore Verbinkski’s gorgeous genre-splicing psychological horror.

May 10, 2018

MFF

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SUMMARY: This week we discuss A Cure for Wellness (2016), Gore Verbinski’s ambitious and gorgeous film intermixing The Road to Wellville (1994) and Shutter Island (2010) with a dash of Frankenstein (1931). We explore how over-eating could defeat James Bond, along with the moral sensibilities of this film (and how you shouldn’t watch this with your mother), the link between eel-swallowing and mind control, the occasional impracticality of “obsession laboratory” lair architecture, and the stylings of Cronenbergian shock value in the film.

For more horror podcast discussions, check out…

Episode 126: The Shape of Water, del Toro’s gill-man love story
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
LISTEN TO THE POD ON BLOG TALK RADIO.
Please SUBSCRIBE, REVIEWRATE and SHARE.

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