The Guest (2014)

The Guest is nothing like the movie I thought it’d be. It’s one of those movies where the name is so generically boring that someone asks you “Have you seen The Guest?” and you respond “Sure”, thinking you’ve seen it but you’re actually thinking of The Others, The Nun, The Grudge, The Delivery, or The . I actually just made up those last two, that’s how boring the title of this movie is. The premise isn’t that exciting either. A man shows up at a house claiming to be a friend of their son who died in war, but he’s weird.

That said, this movie is way more fun than the title or the premise would indicate. When it breaks the sidewalls of its mediocre horror mold and spills messily out into other genres, it becomes a ton of fun. Dan Stevens and Maika Monroe are excellent as well.

Thanks to Maggie for commissioning this unique movie. Join us on the podcast for our full review.

Hwachaing Dead - 1107 – Promises Broken

Another pretty good episode from The Walking Dead. Maybe not every aspect, but they brought around the Maggie / Negan relationship well enough that we’re able to look past its rocky start. Maybe the hardest pill to swallow this episode is the delay tactics happening in the commonwealth. There’s a lot of people needing things to happen, asking for those things, and nearly getting those things only for the show to rip them away at the last moment. We know, deep down at your core you’ve always been a show about cheap thrills, but you can do better, The Walking Dead.

Hwachaing Dead - 1105 – Out of the Ashes

I’d love to talk about Carol’s impassioned plea to bring Aaron back from the brink, or how Eugene is the only sane one in the truly insane group of survivors who want to set up a new life in The Commonwealth, thereby completely abandoning the people they came to find help for, or how Negan is absolutely right and Maggie is a maniac on a suicide mission… but I can’t. I’m so distracted by the new group of sh*tty pre-teens bullying Judith that I’m literally seeing red. WHERE’S MY BAT?!