Zombie Kitty Podcast 123: Lion King 2 (1998)(Films I Grew Up With)

Where I rewatch a Disney sequel that is pretty much forgotten, but definitely deserves more love. I go through the plotline and my notes, telling you what I liked and disliked, as well as saying which song was my favourite and least favourite.

No Trailer Talk this month! Instead, I do a segment on what I’ve watched/read or played this week.

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Zombie Kitty Podcast 122: The Fox & The Hound (1981)(Films I Grew Up With) w/ guest Darren Lucas

Where my guest Darren Lucas, from Talking Stars Podcast, picks this episode’s film: Disney’s Fox & The Hound. We go through the plotline, talk about Disney’s problematic background and their potential downfall during this film’s release.

No Trailer Talk this month! Instead, we do a segment on what we’ve watched/read or played this week.

Darren Lucas is the co-host of Talking Stars Podcast and the host of Movie Reviews 101:

Talking Stars Podcast: @talkingstarsbit

Movie Reviews 101: @newguyreview101

 

Zombie Kitty Podcast 121: Godzilla (1998)(Films I Grew Up With)

Where I learn a valueable lesson: revisiting films from your childhood isn’t always a good idea! I go through the film’s plot as well as my notes and comment on what should’ve been removed, whether the CGI has dated well (it hasn’t) as well as make a couple of confessions and say what scenes I liked.

No Trailer Talk this month! Instead, I do a segment on what I’ve watched/read or played this week.

My Plot Proposals For ‘Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral’

This Creators. co article was written on 23rd March 2016 and gained 1,300 reads. This was written before plot details for the 3rd film were released, and the film was originally going to be based on the ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ script (which I hadn’t read at the time).

Twelve years after ‘Jeepers Creepers 2’ was released, production for the third film will finally start early next year and I am really looking forward to it (as you probably know by now, it’s one of my favourite horror films). However, the one aspect I’m not keen on about ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ is the most important part of a film: the plot.

Cathedral takes place during The Creeper’s next feeding cycle, and will follow the sister from the first film, Trisha Jenner, as she tracks down and tries to find a way to end The Creeper’s horrific actions.

 

While this does sound interesting, I feel this plot would remove the mystery behind the creature. I’m also slightly dissapointed that the new film will re-introduce an older character, and won’t have a completely new story involving the creature. Call me a whiner, but it just sounds very underwhelming, considering we’ve been waiting for a new Jeepers film for twelve years.

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Instead of using this plot, I propose three ideas. These aren’t detailed outlines; just basic ones:

-This one will sound contradictary, as I have already mentioned re-visiting an old character won’t work for this. However, my first idea would take place where the second film finished and would follow the two main characters in that film as they deal with The Creeper that they imprisoned.

-Darry and Trisha Jenner (from the first film) mention two other people, Kenny and Darla, who were killed near where they’re driving. However, their bodies were never found (although the brother does later find them). In my second idea, Jeepers Creepers 3 would follow Kenny and Darla as we see their encounter with The Creeper.

-My last idea would be set a lot earlier, e.g.: 19th Century, and would explore how people dealt with the creature then. Because it’s implied that The Creeper can’t die, this plot would be possible to do.

Again, these are basic outlines. However, what do you think of these plot ideas?

According to IMDb, ‘Jeepers Creepers: Cathedral’ is due for release in 2017.

Zombie Kitty Podcast 120: Batman Forever (1995)(Films I Grew Up With)

Where I pick a few films that I grew up with for this month.

In this episode, I look through the weirdness of ‘Batman Forever’: I go through its plot and defend its similarity to Batman ’66, but also give my opinion on what should’ve been removed (I rant about Two-Face and Chase Meridian a fair amount!) I also acknowledge that this is the first time I’ve watched the film as an adult, so I’m watching this through a nostalgia lens.

No Trailer Talk this month! Instead, I do a segment on what I’ve watched/read or played this week.

Behind The Scenes: Godzilla (1954)

Join me in a Behind The Scenes episode! In these episodes, I will look at and talk about the pre-production, production, post production, reactions and influences/inspiration of a film, TV show or video game.

In this one, I look at the 1954 original classic ‘Godzilla’.

Shoutouts:

-the cinemile (@thecinemile)

-Film Roast (@filmroastshow)

-What Were They Thinking? (@WWTTPodcast)

-Dark Bunny Tees (@DarkBunnyTees)

7 Movie Endings That Caused An Emotional Impact On Me

NOTE: This article was written on 13th November 2015 and gained 629 reads.
(WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!)
The Mist (2007)
I remember when my Dad and I watched Stephen King’s, The Mist, and, as the film got to the end, he started muttering ‘you’re not gonna like how it ends’. Well, the end came and my Dad was right. The father just realized they can’t escape the mist, so he shoots his family and then tries to shoot himself. However, this doesn’t work because he’s run out of bullets. He then gets out of the car and waits for the creatures in the mist to kill him. Instead, this happens:
Yep. If he had waited a few more seconds, he would’ve seen that the military were clearing the mist and were going to find him. Even though I feel this was a better ending than the book it’s based on, it didn’t stop me from shouting ‘NOOOO!’ in shock at the TV screen hoping that the film was, somehow, gonna turn and end happily.
Drag Me To Hell (2009)
Knowing how a film’s going to end and seeing the actual ending happen are two completely different experiences. In the previous scene, you’re led to believe that main character Christine Brown has broken her curse and won’t be going to hell. This still seems to be the case as her and her boyfriend meet at the train station to go away for the weekend. However, things go horribly wrong extremely quickly when it’s revealed that the boyfriend had the button in his car throughout the previous night and Christine hadn’t gotten rid of the cursed button. This led to me shouting ‘NO! THAT’S NOT FAIR!’ as Christine is dragged to Hell for eternal damnation and torture. This was then followed by me laughing because the film definitely delivered on its title.
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As Above/So Below (2014)
With the first two entries, I’ve said that I reacted and shouted at my TV in shock when seeing the film’s endings. With this one, the shouting was in disapointment: I couldn’t believe that a horror film with such a haunting setting would have bland characters, a plotline that seemed confusing and, to top it off, an empty ending that didn’t explain any of the events that had previously unfolded. This time, I found myself shouting ‘NO! THAT’S NOT HOW YOU’RE GOING TO END!’ Alas, yes, that is how the film ends.
The Lion King (1994)
OH, THE FEELS! This Disney film was an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. However, the ending made me feel overwhelmed. The music was emotional, and along with animation of Simba, you could tell he had come a long way. No longer was he the mischeivous cub we saw at the beginning of the film. He had come to learn and accept who and what he really was – the King!
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
This is one of the creepiest endings I’ve ever sat through. Partly because I didn’t know it was going to end like that (believe it or not), but also because the actual torture isn’t shown. Instead the camera travels through the location this scene takes place in while the ‘Jeepers Creepers’ song can be heard. This happy melody is slightly drowned out by the screams of the main character, Darry, before being shown the end result of The Creeper’s gruesome work on the character. The ending scene also lets you know the film isn’t afraid to kill off a main character. This makes the ending disturbing, eerie and makes your stomach turn.
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Red Dog (2011)
Firstly, if you have not seen this film, please go and watch it. It is a fantastic Australian film that is very underrated. Based on a true story, it uses re-enacted flashbacks from various characters to tell the story of a dog as he unites a small community and gains a master and friend. However, this being a film revolving around a dog, it’s only a matter of time before it starts to become a bit of a tear-jerker and this is no exception. During the film, the dog’s master tragically dies and, this being unknown to the dog, it starts to search for him but is unable to. The film then flashes back to the present where the dog itself is dying in a small bar, with the community looking after it. Knowing that it’s nearing death, Red Dog slips out of the bar and disappears. Members of the community then find Red Dog has finally found his master’s gravestone and has peacefully reunited with him. Being a dog lover and a previous dog owner myself, I found this ending satisfying but very upsetting.
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Blair Witch Project (1999)
I’ve already mentioned my hatred for this film. However, I found the ending to be haunting. What makes this ending scary was, apart from the disembodied screaming and the two main characters shouting, there was just complete silence. This is a slight change from the more natural sounds in the woods that we had been hearing throughout the rest of the film. The person (or creature) that’s screaming never makes an appearance, which means the viewer is always on the edge of their seat, either waiting for a scare or waiting for a reveal. Yet it never happens. Even when the camera suddenly drops at the very end, nothing is revealed, leaving a sense of mystery round the film even once the credits roll.
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Zombie Kitty Podcast 119: Men in Black w/ Rampage Trailer

Where I say happy 20th birthday and tackle a childhood fear of mine (yes, this film!) explain why it scared me so much as a child and go through the plot line, while going through my notes. I also talk about the MIB itself and discover that some scenes lose their impact because I’ve seen the second film all the way through first.

I also look at the ‘Rampage’ trailer in Trailer Talk.

Zombie Kitty Podcast 118: Cargo (Short Film) w/ Ingrid Goes West Trailer

Where I talk about a short zombie film, revolving around a zombie-bitten father and his baby daughter. I go through the plot line and explain why I think it’s effective and unique in the zombie genre, as well as pointing out how his plan could’ve gone horribly wrong. I also talk about the upcoming feature film adaptation, starring Martin Freeman.

‘Cargo’ can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gryenlQKTbE&t=306s

I also look at the ‘Ingrid Goes West’ trailer in Trailer Talk.

Zombie Kitty Podcast 117: Seed of Chucky

Where I complete my viewing of the Chucky franchise with ‘Seed of Chucky’, coincidently on it’s 13th anniversary! I briefly go through the plot, talk about Glen (and rant about his stereotypical cockney accent), comment on the accelerated pregnancy plot and face the early 2000’s by trying to remember who Redman is and realizing that an S Club 7 member is also in this.

Unfortunately no Trailer Talk or shoutouts in this episode as I completely forgot…..Trailer Talk will continue next week though!