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On this special episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast…two movies “inspired” by the great JAWS, The Car and Grizzly.
We’re gonna need a bigger boat…and we’re going to need a special guest too.
We decided to bring back one of our favorite people in the horror community, a gentleman and a scholar, Scott Drebit from Daily Dead (who’s previously joined us to talk about all sorts of terrific eco-horror films) to chat about these two very similar films.
If there’s ANY type of creature, from the slimiest little protozoa to the largest blow-hole spewing whale, that’s going around killing people…SIGN US UP.
We really dig animal attack fare, and yes, The Car is a a killer sentient vehicle…but in the film, the title car still adopts the mannerisms of a predatory creature…huffing and stalking its human prey. And both films feature the killer POV as a car/grizzly hunts down victims.
The 70s was a fertile time for horror, and it’s easy to forget just how weird and undeniably fun the films were.
On this episode of the podcast, we delve into these topics:
- Blumhouse offerings, from Get Out to Split and Sinister
- The Editor
- The Void
- Why it is that certain creatures in the animal kingdom are frequently depicted, while others not
- The excellent square-chin presence of iconic Christopher George
- The similarities between the characters chasing the giant bear in Grizzly, to the cast in Jaws
- The awesome force that was the late William Girdler
- The predatory instincts of sentient vehicles
- The fantastic facial hair of James Brolin
- How everyone does not love a parade
- How it is that someone playing a French horn met their demise
- Ratings and how films were violent and yet easily accessible to the (younger) masses in the 70s.
- What’s up with John Carpenter
- The upcoming summer blockbuster season
And much much more!