REEL CHAT 60.0 – SCREAM (1996)

Scream: The TV Series begins its second season in a couple of weeks, so now is a great time to look back at the film that started it all: Wes Craven’s 1996 hit feature “Scream” – which turns 20 this year. Equal part comedy and horror, the franchise would never quite hit the heights of the original film again, even if some moments in the sequels come close. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Stuart Wilson and Matthew O’Neill look back at the film, Kevin Williamson’s writing process, the changes made in post-production and the history behind the infamous Ghostface mask.  They look… More…

REEL CHAT 59.0 – EVIL DEAD II (1987)

Is it a sequel?  Is it a remake?  And what does that poster have to do with anything?  These questions notwithstanding, Evil Dead II is a front-runner for best in the series, and so it’s with glee that the Reel Chat team dig deep into this film with their usual enthusiasm. Joining Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard and Matthew O’Neill for this episode is none other than Jason Lei Howden, writer and director of the hit cult film, “Deathgasm“.  A comedy / horror in its own right, Howden’s film has more than a little in common with the horrifyingly hilarious Evil… More…

REEL CHAT 58.0 – FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

From Deadpool’s post-credit scene to the fact you can buy ‘Save Ferris’ T-shirts and badges on Etsy in 2016, it’s clear that John Hughes’ 1986 film remains a significant piece of cinema 30 years on. Adam Stolfo, Brose Avard, Andrew McCaskill and Trevor Wood come to “Reel Chat” prepared to wax lyrical about cinema’s hardest working slacker. The film that solidified Matthew Broderick’s position in Hollywood and saw director John Hughes at the height of his powers, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the true definition of an eighties classic. Here the team look at the “Fight Club” theory proposed by… More…