Episode 221


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In this highbrow, literary episode of Dread Media, Desmond is joined by Brother D in the first installment of Read the Book to discuss Robert E. Howard's horror stories. Then Darryll and Desmond review a film based on another literary masterpiece: <i>Frankenhooker</i>. Songs included: "Opening Theme" and "Closing Theme" from <i>Casonetto's Last Song</i> by Luke Stark, "Frankenhooker" by The 69 Eyes, and "Dead Man in My Bed" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Visit Brother D at <a href="http://www.derekmkoch.com/" target="_blank">www.derekmkoch.com</a>, and check out 1951 Down Place for all your Hammer Film Podcasting needs! [ 1:48:18 || 52.2 MB ]

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Alright. I'm glad this is posted. I had this on my mind while watching but of course forgot to discuss it during the review. Arg.

The one thing I thought was missing from FRANKENHOOKER was a little more emphasis on the sexual politics. In the first act it would have been good if Jeffrey was a bit more of a horn dog, constantly bugging his frigid wife for sex. She rebuffs him, but later we get a hint of her attraction toward women. All this would have provided some motivation for Jeffrey's pervy, convoluted plan and added some sexual irony to the switch-er-oo at the end.

Just my two cents. Good movie, otherwise.

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