On the 75th episode of Piecing It Together, Luella Chavez joins me to talk about the Sam Raimi-produced killer alligator flick Crawl. Directed by Alexandre Aja, Crawl has plenty of B-Movie thrills, but surprises with its realistic tension and suspense. Puzzle pieces include The Evil Dead, Don’t Breathe, The Impossible and The Cove.
Evil Dead Series
On the 69th episode of Piecing It Together, new co-host Phil A from the Las Vegas-based hip-hop group Slump Lords joins me to discuss Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die, starring Bill Murray and Adam Driver. Those not familiar with Jarmusch’s deadpan style may be shocked at the zombie-like pacing, but if you like dry humor, this is definitely one to watch. Puzzle pieces included Shaun Of The Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Evil Dead 2 and the films of George A. Romero.
On the 63rd episode of Piecing It Together, Sean Malloy joins me to discuss John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. The latest in the Keanu Reeves super-assassin series raises the stakes (and the levels of violence) in every way imaginable leaving one to wonder how the hell they’re going to top it with John Wick: Chapter 4. Puzzle pieces include The Raid, Mission: Impossible and Game of Death.
On this special episode of Piecing It Together, I got a chance to interview Ryan Meade, the director of Invaluable, a new documentary on The Evil Dead and its art director Tom Sullivan. Any fan of Evil Dead (and we’re huge fans here on the show) needs to see this film as it sheds all kinds of new light on the making of the films, as well as giving a long overdue spotlight to Tom Sullivan. We also discuss Evil Dead’s inspirations and films that have been inspired by Evil Dead.
On the 29th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host David Quinones and I discuss Mandy… A movie that promises the craziest Nicolas Cage performance you’ve ever seen, and actually pretty much delivers (well to be fair he’s got a TON of crazy performances to choose from so lets just say it lives up to his legacy). At its core it’s a revenge film about a man who goes after a religious cult after they murder his wife, but it’s much more than that and one of the most unique films to come along in a while. Puzzle pieces include Army of Darkness, The Wall, Tommy and Heavy Metal album covers.
On the 27th episode of Piecing It Together, returning co-host Chad Clinton Freeman and I discuss The Nun, the newest entry in the ever expanding Conjuring Universe. The horrifying character who made her debut in The Conjuring 2 and Annabelle 2 finally gets her own movie, diving deep back into how this evil Nun character got her start and set off the events that would build the Conjuring universe and a world of unspeakable evil… It’s also absolutely ridiculous, hokey and hilarious and a great fun time at the movies! Puzzle pieces include Indiana Jones, Evil Dead, the Universal Classic Monsters and Scooby Doo.
On the 26th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Josh Bell and I discuss The Beast, a local feature from Las Vegas-based filmmakers Ryan & Cody LeBoeuf. The Beast originally screened at film festivals under the name Rabbit Days before picking up distribution and getting the name change. It’s a crazy, mind-trip of a movie about a play director who lures some guests to his home with the promise of great opportunity, but what they find when they arrive goes from weird to bad to much worse. Puzzle pieces include The House on Haunted Hill, The Invitation, Mullholand Drive and Waiting For Guffman.
On the 18th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Chad Clinton Freeman and I discuss In Memory Of, a crazy new independent film from the mind of Eric Stanze. Chad brought this movie to the show because as a connoisseur of all things insane independent cinema (he did create the Pollygrind Film Festival after all), Chad was a fan of Eric Stanze’s previous films and wanted to check this one out. I’m glad he did because it’s a wild movie and was a really fun one to talk about. Puzzle pieces include The Evil Dead, Easy Rider, Natural Born Killers and Requiem For A Dream.
On the 8th episode of Piecing It Together, co-host Chad Clinton Freeman and I discuss Bus Party To Hell (formerly known as Party Bus To Hell). This wild, blood soaked throwback from the Mahal Brothers and director Rolfe Kanefsky starts with a Party Bus headed to Burning Man, but everything goes off the rails when demon worshipping cannibals turn the party into a blood bath. Also, I did the theme song and a couple other songs for the soundtrack. Puzzle pieces include The Hills Have Eyes, From Dusk Till Dawn, Evil Dead 2, and Requiem for a Dream.