Wrapping up our coverage of Chattanooga Film Festival 2019, tonight's episode focuses on films about Outcasts. After 15 episodes and almost three months of talking about Chatt Film Fest (both past and present), this episode is a little bittersweet.
Tonight's set of Chattanooga Film Festival film reviews is the second part of our two part series focusing on character driven horror movies where the weight of the film rests on the shoulders of the acting ability of a very small cast as they navigate their way through trauma and personal discovery. In other words, tonight's movies are about two guys, a girl, and a baaaaaaad situation!!...again. And, just like we said in the first part of our coverage (The Fare and I Trapped the Devil)...while the cast might be small, our love for these films is not!! So, join us in part two of our Two Guys, a Girl, and a Baaaaaaad Situation films, as we talk at length a-boat (see what I did there??) how much we love Harpoon (written by Rob Grant & Mike Kovac, directed by Rob Grant, and staring Christopher Gray, Munro Chambers, and Emily Tyra) and give a Cookie Monster scream of love to Sadistic Intentions (written and directed by Eric Pennycoff, staring Jeremy Gardner, Taylor Zaudtke, and Michael Patrick Nicholson)!!
Tonight's set of Chattanooga Film Festival film reviews is part one of a two part series focusing on character driven horror movies where the weight of the film rests on the shoulders of the acting ability of a very small cast as they navigate their way through trauma and personal discovery. In other words, tonight's movies are about two guys, a girl, and a baaaaaaad situation!! While the cast might be small, our love for these films is not!! There is a LOT to talk about with the four films in this block (The Fare, I Trapped the Devil, Harpoon, and Sadistic Intentions) - even without delving too far into spoiler territory. There is so much to talk about, in fact, that Eric and I ended up needing to split our coverage of these films into two parts. So, join us in part one of our Two Guys, a Girl, and a Baaaaaaad Situation films, as we put in our two cents about The Fare (written by Brinna Kelly, directed by D.C. Hamilton, and staring Gino Anthony Pesi, Brinna Kelly, and Jason Stuart) and then wade through the darkness (both literal and metaphorical) of I Trapped the Devil (written and directed by Josh Lobo, staring Scott Poythress, A.J. Bowen, and Susan Burke)!!
Tonight's set of Chattanooga Film Festival film reviews covers four films that are drastically different in tone, but all share a common thread of "obsession." And while the obsessions in each of these films led to some pretty terrible outcomes, our obsessions with these movies leads to four pretty great cinematic experiences!! So join us as we try In Fabric on for size, bask in the neon slime of Vice Squad, get drawn into the temptation of Girl on the Third Floor, and give all of our in-tact thumbs up to Fingers!!
Eric and I have already talked at length about how much we absolutely LOVE the Chattanooga Film Festival (about 1/3 of 2019 will end up being CFF coverage)! But, along with the amazing experiences of meeting some awesome people and podcasting with some of our favorite podcasts, we actually did watch some movies at the 2019 Chattanooga Film Festival.
There was a time when metal was dangerous. Where, to paraphrase the words of Sadistic Intentions’ Stu (Jeremy Gardner), rockers wouldn’t just wring a dead cat on stage for effect but would do it offstage just to…see what comes out both ends. A grisly picture, for sure, but when faced with movies like Lords of Chaos and some of the violent and disturbing stories that have floated around the metal scene in its heyday, it’s not too surprising. Now, though, the genre (as reviewed again by Stu) is basically full of posers. The people who know how to scream and yell and strut on stage, but don’t embody the truth about the musical genre. But that’s not Stu and Kevin’s (Michael Patrick Nicholson) band, Morbid Annihilation. Oh no. They are the real deal.
From Alice Cooper’s and Black Sabbath’s occult-inspired lyrics and gory theatrics, to Rob Zombie’s foray into directing his own features, to films like Trick or Treat, The Devil’s Candy, and Deathgasm— heavy metal and the horror genre have always gone hand-in-hand. Both genres are known for (and celebrated) for pushing their material to the limits, often relying on violence and shock value for art. But how far is too far? With the latest heavy metal-horror film pairing, Eric Pennycoff’s SADISTIC INTENTIONS, we have a great time finding out just how far one jaded metal musician will go to achieve levels of creativity and inspiration for his music.
For four days in April, the 6th annual Chattanooga Film Festival screened 39 feature films (and dozens of shorts) spanning indie horror, documentaries, and cult classics from around the world. Nestled on the Tennessee River, and sporting appearances by Crispin Glover and Joe Bob Briggs, Zach and Reid were able to catch 10 of the features during their time at the fest.