Category: More Deadly

The More Deadly Podcast Episode 27: Violation

On this episode of More Deadly, the rape-revenge genre gets a brutal new take—by way of the female gaze—in Violation, directed by Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli. We talk about the cost (and labor) of revenge, telling stories through the lens of PTSD, and why this film is a master class in gaslighting. So, what…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Elza Kephart of Slaxx

On this very special episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were thrilled to speak with (and be completely charmed by) Elza Kephart, director and co-writer of Slaxx. We talk about overcoming the obstacles to success as a woman-identified director, how the evils of fast fashion inspired the film, what it took to…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 26: Slaxx

On this episode of More Deadly, it’s mankind versus killer jeans in Slaxx, directed by Elza Kephart. We talk about sinister corporate culture, Bollywood dance numbers, the evils of fast fashion, and pants with a taste for human blood. So, is this movie a classic lewk, or more of a fad? Listen to The More…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Natasha Kermani and Brea Grant of Lucky

On this very special episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were thrilled to speak with Natasha Kermani and Brea Grant, the director and writer/star of Lucky, to discuss their feminist quasi-slasher, the real-life horror it reflects, the power of women collaborating on- and off-screen, and the meaning behind that inspiring ending….


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 25: Lucky

On this episode of More Deadly, we go through the looking glass with Lucky, directed by Natasha Kermani. We talk about slasher killers as symbols for systemic misogyny, the resilience it takes to survive, and why Brea Grant is our fave modern scream queen. So, did we feel lucky to see this or was it…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Nora Unkel and Devin Shepherd of A Nightmare Wakes

On this very special episode of More Deadly, our first installment of The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were thrilled to speak with Nora Unkel and Devin Shepherd, director and producer of A Nightmare Wakes, to discuss their beautiful and tragic film, the lost history of Mary Shelley, and why making movies about complicated women…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 24: Shook

On this episode of More Deadly, it’s all about deadly mind games in Shook directed by Jennifer Harrington. We talk about the illusion and reality of social media, and how the technology can be weaponized. Also, so. many. needles. Shudder. So, were we shaken, or did this movie not stir us at all? Listen to…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 23: A Nightmare Wakes

On this episode of More Deadly, it’s all about the horrors of creation in A Nightmare Wakes, directed by Nora Unkel. We learn about the birth of Mary Shelley’s immortal story Frankenstein in this horror-tinged psychological thriller. So, did lighting strike, or was this movie dead on arrival? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 22: The Love Witch

On this episode of More Deadly, it’s all about glamour, magic, murder, and the female gaze in our review of The Love Witch, directed by Anna Biller. So, did this movie leave us spellbound, or was it more of a curse? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode 22 to find out! What to watch before…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 21: Nocturne

On this episode of More Deadly, we get into the deadly competitive world of classical music in Nocturne, directed by Zu Quirke. We discuss the simmering rage of a sibling rivalry and the dark side of the drive to be great. So, was this movie a real banger or was it totally out of tune?…