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Really Awful Movies: Ep 315 – Murder by Decree

On this episode of the really Awful Movies Podcast, some more Jack the Ripper fodder!

Today, it’s Murder by Decree. And we invite interested parties to check out our accompanying podcast we recorded while visiting London, Hands of the Ripper.

This one is a fictionalized account of what it would’ve been like if Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigated the infamous Whitechapel murders back in 1888.

And this is not too far-fetched a premise, as at least the novels were popular at the time. Christopher Plummer, that good ol’ Canadian icon stars as Holmes, with James Mason as Watson. And for more Canadian content, Donald Sutherland plays a psychic.

The film was an early favorite of one of the hosts of the Really Awful Movies podcast, even if the film takes significant artistic license and deviates far off course from known Ripper facts.

Still, a fun one. Listen!

Really Awful Movies: Ep 313 – The Stranger

Our second TV series Really Awful Movies Podcast episode, after You. This episode focuses on the thrilling UK TV series, The Stranger, currently available on Netflix.

This one is non-stop action, and all based on the tagline / premise that “we all have secrets.” And these secrets are being exploited by the title character, a woman in a ballcap and a track suit who appears to unsuspecting citizens, revealing an envelope full of damning information they would not want publicly disclosed.

One such citizens is Adam Price, a partner in a law firm. The Stranger accosts the barrister at his son’s soccer game, providing numerous clues to what his wife has been up to, and her furtive dealings online.

And that’s just the start. Soon, The Stranger’s target is a coffee shop proprietor, whose daughter is paying her way through university in a most unbecoming way. What’s The Stranger’s motivation? What’s behind the extortion/blackmail attempts? It’s up to the barrister to get to the bottom of it.

The Stranger is 8 episodes of pure twists and turns. Subscribe to the podcast and check out the latest episode.