Hello, Plotaholics! The season of the witch is nearly upon us, and we have our most interactive event planned so far! The Plotaholics are proud to present, Listeners’ Halloween…
That’s right, ladies and goblins: last week, The Lost Boys won with an overwhelming 67% of the vote. We will be covering that film during out October 14th show. This week, we have a new slate of films for you to choose between for our October 21st show. The link to vote is below, but before we get to that, here are your selections for Week 3 of The Plotaholics Listerners’ Halloween!
This week’s theme? The werewolf!
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Two American students are backpacking through England while on vacation. They are attacked by a werewolf. Is this movie a subtle critique of open borders? No! Is this movie a cult-classic that won an Academy Award for Best Makeup? YES!
An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
A sequel, obviously, An American Werewolf in Paris tries to balance between standalone film (it was made and released by a different studio) and follow-up (it references characters from the London film). This movie includes a werewolf society or some such nonsense. This movie is not nearly as highly regarded as the first. It barely made its budget back, and it’s sitting at a 7% on Rotten Tomatoes. Maybe American Werewolves should just go back where they came from?
Ginger Snaps (2000)
Ginger Snaps seems like a wild time. Dogs are mysteriously being killed in the town of Bailey Downs. Sisters Brigitte and Ginger Fitzgerald made a childhood pact to die together (as one does). The two of them are off to kidnap a bully’s dog when Ginger gets her period, attracting the creature responsible for killing all of the dogs. Is it a werewolf? Maybe. Does Ginger begin to change? Yes.
The Howling (1981)
A news reporter is sent to an isolated mountain resort to cover a serial killer story. Surprise! Everybody who lives there? Werewolves. Aroooooooooooo!
The Wolfman (2010)
Might as well call this European Werewolf in America. This thing is like Downton Abbey with werewolves. Somebody is a Shakespearean actor. A logical guy in Europe travels to America. He gets bit. He starts to change, but he doesn’t believe it. Not believing it doesn’t change it. Bam! He’s a wolfman. I don’t know what you want from me.
So there you have it. Voting is open now and will remain open until 10/1/19 at 6:00 PM EST. We love that people are getting into the voting for this year’s Listeners’ Halloween! Join the fun and follow the link below to vote. It’s super quick and you don’t have to sign up for anything.
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