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
"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