May 12, 2022
Gremlins aren't just cuddly, aquaphobic Christmas monsters - they're also winged monsters that bedeviled allied aircraft in WW2. This week, the crew heads to the South Pacific for a pulpy, girl-power-bottle-action-creature feature mashup that breaks all the laws of physics. Also, just how depraved is "The Sadness?" Is it ultra-violent smut? Maybe. We discuss the new Taiwanese release on Shudder.
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 2. Quality: 3.5. Enjoyment: 4
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"‘Shadow in the Cloud’ Filmmaker Roseanne Liang Sets the Record Straight on Her Film’s Writing Credits," by Brian Davids for The Hollywood Reporter
"Shadow in the Cloud's Gremlins, Explained," by Kevin Shirka for CBR
"Director Roseanne Liang Spoke With Actual WW2 Pilots For Her Gremlin Thriller ‘Shadow In The Cloud’" by Josh Weiss for Forbes
"Big Deal -- My Dad Was A Ball Turret Gunner In World War II," by Iris Ruth Pastor for HuffPost