Oct 21, 2021
Good news: Evil demons aren't the only ones that possess people. Sometimes, benevolent spirits do, too. Bad news: It can be really difficult to tell the difference. This week, the crew heads to rural Thailand for a haunting mockumentary on shamanism and the spirits that surround us. Also, creepy eco-horror and a campy slasher sequel headline new international streaming releases this week.
Motion Picture Terror Scale: 5 (Marcus) / 4 (Grady). Quality: 5/4. Enjoyment: 5/4.
Articles mentioned in this episode:
"'The Medium' director says film is ‘new type of horror’" by Song Seung-hyun in the Korea Herald
"‘The Wailing’ director Na Hong-Jin on producing Thai horror ‘The Medium’" by Jean Noh in Screen Daily
"Storytellers and Storytelling in Northeast Thailand" by Prasong Saihong in Storytelling, Self, Society
"Thailand’s fusion of religious beliefs: Buddhism, Animism and Brahmanism," by Ann Carter in Thaiger
"Sticky rice in the blood" by Saowanee Alexander in Critical Asian Studies