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Really Awful Movies: Ep 290 – Midsommar

Welcome, New Year!

Happy 2020 everyone.

We are back with a new episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast, focusing on the Ari Aster effort, Midsommar.

It’s an off kilter member of the folk horror subgenre (define that one how you wish, we get into that here), it’s a pretty engaging tale of anthropologists heading to Scandinavia to study a strange subculture.

On this episode, we talk about Hereditary, try and get a handle on how you define folk horror, we talk The Witch, Bone Tomahawk, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Bones, The Good Place (!) and more.

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Really Awful Movies: Ep 285 – The Ritual

The Ritual is a UK lost-in-the-woods horror, set in Sweden and filmed in far cheaper Romania.

A group of laddish UK fellows are mulling over different vacation options while guzzling pints in a pub. They consider the usual suspects – Vegas, Amsterdam – and settle on hiking in Scandinavia.

Unfortunately, one member of the group, after a night of boozing, is victim to a convenience store robbery gone wrong. He’s murdered in cold blood.

The friends, in a tribute to the deceased, opt for the hiking / wilderness excursion. And boy was that a wrong move.

This week on the Really Awful Movies Podcast, we tackle this effort, and compare it with others of its ilk.

We discuss the Canadian backwoods horror, Rituals, as well as White Raven, and explore folk horror flicks like The Wicker Man.

The hosts also delve into what makes a good backwoods horror, characterization, the effectiveness of supernatural elements, bears, the Canadian wilderness, camping, Algonquin Park and much, much more!

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