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Shazam!, Pet Sematary, Us – The Electric Shadows Podcast

The Electric Shadows Podcast reaches its 60th episode! To celebrate Robs Daniel and Wallis cram in discussions of four releases.

First up, DC’s Shazam! Has the (justice) beleaguered studio finally cracked the code for how they can make superhero films to rival those over at Marvel? The Robs swoop down to deliver their verdict.

They also dig deep into sour ground to ruminate on the latest adaptation of Pet Sematary. Based on the bonkers 1983 Stephen King bestseller, this version features Jason Clarke as the doctor who discovers he has worse things than overly acidic soil on his land. Our intrepid casters in pod reveal why this horror is plagued with unintentional giggles.

Then onto Jordan Peele’s Us, a superior slice of shiversome entertainment, though not also without issues...

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament - Ti West, posterDirector: Ti West

Writer: Ti West

Cast: AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz, Gene Jones

Cert: 15

Running time: 99mins

Year: 2013

 

The lowdown: House of the Devil and The Innkeepers director Ti West unofficially recreates the Jonestown Massacre in this mockumentary chiller. Three Vice magazine journalists venture into a Christian commune founded in a foreign jungle on the invitation of the photographer’s sister. Initially living up to its name of Eden Parish, frightening signals of what is occurring behind closed doors soon become apparent. Effective, but too familiar a cult story to be anything more than a minor addition to West’s filmography.

The Sacrament - Kentucker AudleyThe Sacrament - Gene Jones

The full verdict: The Sacrament follows the major events of Jonestown so closely, it seems to be budgetary reasons why the ...

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