The Macguffin Report

s01e10. Horror Film Trauma, Irresponsible Movies, Us Review

June 18, 2019

The MacGuffin Report digs deep this week into dark recesses of fear and psychological trauma. In episode 10, Walter Hong, Raechel Wong and Os Davis discuss movies, TV and American culture with regard to the rather peculiar phenomenon of horror films.

The MacGuffins are thrown a few hardballs in this episode in examining the power of horror movies to cause trauma and the balance between irresponsible filmmaking and responsible viewing. Walter in particular demonstrates some fine amateur psychology chops as the three namedrop some of their favorite/least favorite horror movies, including Child’s Play (1988), Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Exorcist (1973), Spellbinder (1988) and Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).

The ’Report closes with a review of Us (2018), Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his excellent Get Out (2017) and touch on Peele’s own leporiphobia. And that’s the end.

Or is it…?

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