Category: More Deadly

The More Deadly Podcast Episode 44: Titane

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel are joined by a very special guest, Caitlin Grant of the Plug it Up! podcast. Together, we attempt to unpack the gorgeously grotesque puzzle that is Titane, directed by Julia Ducournau. So, did this movie get our engines revving or was it just too much labor?…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 43: Knocking (2021)

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel get (even more) suspicious of neighbors with our review of the Swedish thriller Knocking, directed by Frida Kempff. So, was this crazy good, or was it just so much gaslighting? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode 43 to find out! What to watch before the next…


More Deadly: The Director’s Cut with Chloe Okuno & Jennifer Reeder of V/H/S/94

On this episode of More Deadly: The Director’s Cut, Rachel and Ariel were so excited to speak with Chloe Okuno and Jennifer Reeder, the first women-identified directors to work on the V/H/S franchise. We talk about breaking the anthology franchise’s glass ceiling, conceptualizing their segments of the excellent V/H/S/94, and, of course our lord and savior,…


The More Deadly Podcast Episode 42: Slumber Party Massacre (2021)

On this episode of More Deadly, Rachel and Ariel take down the patriarchy in our review of Slumber Party Massacre (2021), directed by Danishka Esterhazy. So, was this a new feminist classic or the same old drill? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Episode 42 to find out! What to watch before the next episode: Knocking directed…


The More Deadly Podcast Bonus Episode: Bite Size Halloween

On this special bonus episode of More Deadly, Rachel, Ariel, and Matilda get into the Halloween season one tasty horror treat at a time with Hulu’s Bite Size Halloween. So, were these shorts tricks or treats? Listen to The More Deadly Podcast Bonus Episode to find out! Happy Halloween! For exclusive bonus content, join our…


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…