EFC II #206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

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#206 – Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini
Starring: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti, Caterina Boratto, Elsa De Giorgi, Hélène Surgère, Sonia Saviange

The two hundred and sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the incredibly challenging film from Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: No, absolutely not. It may be interesting to some, but I don’t think there’s too much to be gained from seeing this film.

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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.

EFC II #204 – Man Bites Dog (1992)

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#204 – Man Bites Dog (1992)
Dir. Rémy Belvaux, André Bonzel, Benoît Poelvoorde
Starring: Benoît Poelvoorde, Rémy Belvaux, Jenny Drye, Jacqueline Poelvoorde-Pappaert, Malou Madou, André Bonzel

The two hundred and fourth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, a Belgian mockumentary following a serial killer, Man Bites Dog.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Probably not, it’s quite an audacious film, and certainly an eye opener, but I don’t think it’s essential. Impressive, horrifying, but not quite something that everyone needs to see.

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 #202 – The Wolf Man (1941)

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#202 – The Wolf Man (1941)
Dir. George Waggner
Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Warren William, Maria Ouspenskaya, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi

The two hundred and second installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lon Chaney Jr. tackling a Universal monster movie as… The Wolf Man.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Not quite, I’ve grown to really love the film, but I don’t think it’s wholly remarkable enough, especially compared to the other Universal monster movies.

EFC II #201 – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)

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#201 – The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Dir. Rupert Julian
Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Gibson Gowland, Snitz Edwards

The two hundred and first installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Lon Chaney’s iconic starring vehicle from the silent era, The Phantom of Opera.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, it’s a horror classic and and features an unforgettable leading performance from Lon Chaney.

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 #198 – The Birds (1963)

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#198 – The Birds (1963)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright, Ethel Griffies

The one hundred and ninety-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Alfred Hitchcock’s version of a monster movie, The Birds.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yeah, it’s great.

Luke: Yeah, it really surprised me, great film!

EFC II #196 – The Sixth Sense (1999)

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#197 – The Sixth Sense (1999)
Dir. M. Night Shyamalan
Starring: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collete, Olivia Williams, Donnie Whalberg

The one hundred and ninety-seventh installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, M. Night Shyamalan’s acclaimed supernatural drama, The Sixth Sense.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Definitely, a moving drama told through a supernatural story, it just works so well.

EFC II #195 – Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

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#195 – Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Dir. James Whale
Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Ernest Thesiger, Valerie Hobson, Dwight Frye, Una O’Connor

The one hundred and ninety-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, James Whale’s spectacular follow up to his seminal 1931 horror film, Bride of Frankenstein.

Recorded in October 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Undoubtedly, a fantastic horror film that transcends the often schlocky nature of the “monster movie,” a true classic of the genre.