We talk about the much-anticipated and hugely lauded The Lighthouse and investigate the power and the failings of jump scares. Poor film making, or a tool for good? How does our recognition and expectation of tropes play into our experience of genre films?
Episode Trailer: Santa’s Slay (2005)
Pumpkinhead (1988), Bliss (2019), Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989), The Lighthouse (2019), The Curse of the Weeping Woman / The Curse of La Llorona (2019), Sinister (2012), Annabelle (2014), The Exorcist (1973), The Innocents (1961), Cat People (1942), Paranormal Activity (2007), The Descent (2005), Resident Evil (video game, 1996), Until Dawn (2015), Santa’s Slay (2005)