RottenRedRod, on 30 October 2012 - 07:40 AM, said:
I was listening to this episode today and I felt I had to register to make this comment... Please, please, please, please, PLEASE work out your confusions about the plot beforehand if you're going to bicker and talk over each other for 10 minutes before actually getting to anything funny. I've loved your podcast ever since I discovered it, but all too often lately many episodes have been downright STRESSFUL to listen to. It's not fun, it's not enjoyable, and if it continues being a regular thing instead of a rare occasion, I can't listen anymore.
I almost stopped and gave up a few times before it got good. That said, once the confusions were worked out, it was a great episode.
I understand your frustration. Especially if someone had not seen the film beforehand.
One of the things I loved about the podcast was they each seemed to already have intimate love/hate and established 'explanations' for the film.
When they come together, they start stepping us through their version/interpretations and retell the story as they go along.
Somehow it didn't quite work this time
Guest did not help any cause here either.
Having said that, I was laughing out loud trying to figure out the bizarre relationships... who's the aunt.. is that the dad... who the hell died and who the hell is adopted and who left her?
Yes, I see your point and I think there was so much crazy nonsense to be enjoyed past that and that might have been too hurried.
'Return to Sleepaway Camp'. I like to think I am quite good at spotting out put-ons. I cannot decide if 'Return' is just sincerely as crazy bad,
Is the director (now older and aware of all the cult classic criticisms) deliberately making a bad movie?