EFC II #205 – The Wicker Man (1973)

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#205 – The Wicker Man (1973)
Dir. Robin Hardy
Starring: Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Diane Cilento, Britt Ekland, Russell Waters, Irene Sunter

The two hundred and fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the classic British mystery horror, The Wicker Man.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, absolutely, a fantastic horror film that really makes you feel as uncomfortable and unsettled as the main character, incredibly effective.

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EFC II #203 – An American Werewolf in London (1981)

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#203 – An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Dir. John Landis
Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine, Brian Glover

The two hundred and third installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the horror comedy from John Landis, An American Werewolf in London.

Recorded in October 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Makeup (Rick Baker)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah! This film is pure entertainment, a wonderful blend horror and comedy, with likeable characters and incredible special effects.

EFC II #199 – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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#199 – The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Dir. Roger Corman
Starring: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, David Weston, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Robert Brown

The one hundred and ninety-ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, an Edgar Allen Poe adaptation from Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, The Masque of the Red Death.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, not quite, but it has its charms and Vincent Price is excellent.

EFC II #178 – Fires Were Started (1943)

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#178 – Fires Were Started (1943)
Dir. Humphrey Jennings
Starring: George Gravett, Phillip Wilson-Dickson, Fred Griffiths, Loris Rey, Johnny Houghton, T.P. Smith, John Barker

The one hundred and seventy-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Humphrey Jennings naturalistic portrait of London firemen during the Blitz, Fires Were Started.

Recorded in September 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a naturalistic, documentary-esque look at London firemen during the Blitz. Almost required viewing in my eyes.

EFC II #167 – Shame (2011)

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#167 – Shame (2011)
Dir. Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie

The one hundred and sixty-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, British director Steve McQueen’s raw look at sex addiction, Shame.

Recorded in July 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not really, it has a lot of strengths, particularly the acting, but the story didn’t feel complete enough for my liking.

EFC II #115 – Kes (1969)

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#115 – Kes (1969)
Dir. Ken Loach
Starring: David Bradley, Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie, Colin Welland, Brian Glover, Bob Bowes

The one hundred and fifteenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Ken Loach’s authentic and intimate drama about a young teenager growing up in 60s Britain, Kes.

Recorded in November 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Absolutely, a heart wrenching yet wonderful film.

EFC II #101 – Aliens (1986)

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#101 – Aliens (1986)
Dir. James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Paul Reiser, Al Matthews, William Hope

The one hundred and first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, James Cameron’s rip roaring and explosive sequel to the 1979 original, Aliens.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, without question.

EFC II #100 – Alien (1979)

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#100 – Alien (1979)
Dir. Ridley Scott
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, Yaphet Kotto

The one hundredth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, one of the most seminal science fiction films ever made, with a tension filled twist of horror, Alien.

Recorded in September 2016.

Oscar Wins: Best Visual Effects (H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder, Dennis Ayling)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: There’s no question, yes. It gets better every time.

EFC II #95 – The Shining (1980)

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#95 – The Shining (1980)
Dir. Stanley Kubrick
Starring: Jack Nicholson, Danny Lloyd, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, Tony Burton

The ninety-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Stanley Kubrick’s incredible and terrifying adaptation of the Stephen King novel, The Shining.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, definitely.

Luke: Yes, one of the best horror films ever made.

EFC II #92 – Dracula (1958)

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#92 – Dracula (1958)
Dir. Terence Fisher
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Melissa Stribling, Michael Gough, John Van Eyssen

The ninty-second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Christopher Lee’s first time stepping the shoes of the legendary character that would define his career as much as it did Bela Lugosi, Hammer Horror’s version of: Dracula.

Recorded in October 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, if you’re gonna watch a Dracula movie, you gotta watch this one.

Luke: Yes, it’s a great film, and a very important horror film for its time.