Criterion Close-Up 10: House (abbreviated) and The Shining

Aaron, Mark and Keith Silva talk about the Japanese cult, off-the-wall horror film House. This is a film that has to be seen and can hardly be described. We follow it up with a discussion of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining, which we feel is the benchmark when it comes to haunted house films. Unfortunately we had some technical issues and lost a good bit of the House segment, but plan to re-record soon.

Show notes: Special Guest: Keith Silva from Interested in Sophisticated Fun, CriterionCast and Psycho Drive-In. You can find him on Twitter.

Outline: 0:00 – Message from Aaron about Technical Difficulties 1:40 – Intro, Welcome to Keith 15:00 – Housekeeping, Show Announcements including new splinter show. 19:20 – News 35:05 – House (abbreviated, tech issues) 44:35 – The Shining


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