Episode 345 - Horror no horror

Oct 23, 2017

Does a horror film without the horror still make sense? If it does then it's probably a really good film… that's what we're talking about in this Halloween themed month! The idea was based on a recent newspost by Banes. We also tapped the massive resource that is Banes for our cover image, which comes from a horror short by Bane's film director brother. Check it out, the link is down bellow. That film, Little Matthew, is a good example of the topic… I won't spoil it, but the scenario and the setup of the film could work just as well without the horror part. The characters are believable and you want to know more about them, this helps you start to care about them, which makes the advent of the horror scenes more effective. In the Quackcast we chat about that, examples that fit the model and possible exceptions. This week Gunwallce has given us the theme to Pulse Comics. It's Creepy, creepy pulsing electronica, like the burrring, burning and zapping sounds of industrial lasers and mechanical robot arms moving in precise, regular rhythm with delicate movements in a vast, echoing fully automated factory of the future.

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Adventures with Captn Heroic - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/oct/17/featured-comic-adventures-with-captn-heroic/

Little Matthew - a film by Bane's brother - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyCQKP6E2qo

Banes's newspost on horror minus the horror http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/news/2017/oct/18/horror-minus-horror/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
PitFace - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/PIT_FACE/
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Tantz_Aerine/
Ozoneocean - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/ozoneocean

Featured music:
Pulse Comics - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Pulse_Comics/, by Lightfoot, rated T.



Banes at 7:53AM, Oct. 24, 2017

Moon was excellent, and so was Sunshine! Liked that one a lot, and it was quite scary near the end, for sure!

ozoneocean at 6:32AM, Oct. 24, 2017

The Moon was an amazing film. Loved that :)

ejb at 5:37AM, Oct. 24, 2017

A movie which I enjoyed, but doesn't actually become a horror story until nearly the end, is Sunshine. It is the story of a space ship crew tasked with delivering a massive explosive charge to kick start the sun now that it's starting to burn out. They are the second and final crew that can complete this mission as the first crew failed and disappeared mysteriously. There are a few interesting ideas presented in the movie, and I think it makes for a good watch. Another one which I don't think anyone would classify as horror, except maybe in the same sense in which Twilight Zone can be considered horror, is the movie Moon. It is the story of a solitary moon miner who is working on a multi-year contract. When the contract is up, he plans to take his generous wage back to Earth where his family is waiting. The implications of what is actually happening by the end of the movie, to me, is genuinely horrifying.

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