Category: More Deadly

More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Danishka Esterhazy of Slumber Party Massacre (2021)

On this episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were so excited to speak with Danishka Esterhazy, director of Slumber Party Massacre (2021). We talk about how she approached making the feminist classic her own, playing up the female gaze, and confronting the historical sexism of the slasher genre with plenty of…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Carlson Young of The Blazing World

On this episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were so excited to speak with Carlson Young, director and co-writer of The Blazing World. We talk about how she created the film’s visually stunning aesthetic, persevering as a woman-identified director, toxic masculinity, and the terror of being trapped in a trauma loop. Listen…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 41: V/H/S/94

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel join the cult of V/H/S/94 directed by Jennifer Reeder, Chloe Okuno, Simon Barrett, Ryan Prows, Steven Kostanski, and Timo Tjahjanto. So, did this make us want to be kind, rewind, and watch it again? Or did it go back in the return slot? Listen to The More…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 40: Candyman (2021)

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel finally get to chat about their most anticipated movie two years running: Candyman (2021), directed by Nia DaCosta. So, were we hooked, or was it just a bittersweet disappointment? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode 40 to find out! What to watch before the next episode:…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Ruth Platt of Martyrs Lane

On this very special episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were thrilled to speak with Ruth Platt, writer-director of Martyrs Lane. We talk about the challenges facing women directors, gothic ghost stories, biblical influences, and how her own upbringing impacted the film. Listen to The More Deadly Director’s Cut with Ruth Platt to…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 39: Martyrs Lane

On this episode of More Deadly, we follow an ominous treasure hunt to the heart of the haunting dark fairytale of Martyrs Lane, directed by Ruth Platt. So, did we find a treasure or a trick? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode 39 to find out! What to watch before the next episode: Candyman, directed…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 38: The Invitation

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel are joined by the delightful and insightful Elizabeth Kyle of the Plug It Up podcast to review The Invitation, directed by Karyn Kusama. We talk about joining cults, living with narcissists, and the terror that comes with the pressure to be polite. So, did we drink the…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 37: American Psycho

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel is joined by special guests Matilda of The Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast and Larry of The Untitled Nic Cage Show and Here’s Johnny to review one of the most revered woman-directed horror movies, American Psycho, directed by Mary Harron. We talk skincare regimes, top 40 hits, and why Patrick…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 36: Fear Street Trilogy

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel get retro-witchy with their review of the Fear Street Trilogy, directed by Leigh Janiak. We talk generational trauma, evolving slasher tropes, and that freakin’ bread slicer. So, did we want to move to Fear St. permanently? Or are we packing up and getting out? Listen to…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 35: Raw

On this episode of More Deadly, we’re joined by the insightful and delightful Caitlin Grant of Plug It Up Podcast to review the feminist cannibal movie Raw, directed by Julia Ducournau. It’s a finger-nibblin’, hair-gobblin’, raw-flesh-eatin’ good time. So, did this movie satisfy our appetite, or was it half-baked? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast…