Lise and Kevin explore the dark surreality of Jim Thompson’s story “This World, Then the Fireworks,” published posthumously in 1988 in Fireworks: The Lost Writings of Jim Thompson and the film, released in 1997, written by Larry Gross and directed by Michael Oblowitz.
Lise and Kevin gush over the wonder that is “The Girl With All the Gifts,” written by M. R. Carey and published in 2014, written concurrently with the screenplay for the film directed by Colm McCarthy and released in 2016.
Lise and Kevin take on the horror classic “Rosemary’s Baby” written in 1967 by Ira Levin and adapted for the screen in 1968 by Roman Polanski, who wrote and directed. Both Lise and Kevin highly recommend that you NEVER watch the sequel “Whatever Happened to Rosemary’s Baby,” which is horrific for completely different reasons.
Lise and Kevin take on the horror classic “The Exorcist,” written in 1971 by William Peter Blatty, adapted for the screen in 1973 by the author, and directed by William Friedkin. SPOILER ALERT: At the very end of the movie, Regan reaches into the pocket of her pajamas and finds Pazuzu’s petals.
Links we promised:
Uri Geller (guy who bends spoons)
Lise and Kevin talk about American Gods, written in 2001 by Neil Gaiman, and developed for television in 2017 by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Warning: much arguing and disagreement.
Lise and Kevin gush in a weird, fan-girly sort of way about A Scanner Darkly, written by Philip K. Dick in 1977 and made into an amazingly faithful animated movie in July 2006 by Richard Linklater.
Lise and Kevin take on the classic Jack Nicholson vehicle The Shining, published in 1977 by Stephen King and made into the 1980 film by Stanley Kubrick, written by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson.
Here are the links Kevin mentioned during the show:
Lise, Kevin, and special guest Paul Jessup talk about Annihilation, written by Jeff VanderMeer and published in 2014 and adapted for the screen by Alex Garland in 2018.