The Cast of Cthulhu: Dreams in the Witch House
Episode 67 – Dreams in the Witch House (2022)
David Bax of Battleship Pretension returns for his third sleepover in the witch house where he witnesses Jim have an existentialist crisis in real time as he realizes that perhaps Mia Watkins’ and Catherine Hardwicke’s supremely unfaithful adaptation is not very good. Keziah Mason looks cool no doubt, but this adaptation in name only ditches the fatalism and math for spiritualism and a version of Brown Jenkins whose masterplan is just to be kind of a big jerk, I guess?
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Battleship Pretension is a movie discussion podcast started in 2007 by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Since then, we’ve done live comedy shows, written reviews, commentaries and more.
Battleship Pretension is a film discussion show and a film review website founded by Tyler Smith and David Bax. Beginning in March 2007, Battleship Pretension the show (known to fans simply as “BP”) embodies the type of laidback, free-flowing conversations had by lovers of film around the world. Battleship Pretension the website is dedicated to being a destination for those seeking worthwhile opinions on current releases, be they foreign, independent, studio pictures, theatrical, home video releases, etc. From its meager beginnings in Los Angeles, Battleship Pretension has amassed a worldwide audience and readership. From Germany to Korea to Australia, people have tuned in to share in Tyler and David’s love of film. As Battleship Pretension’s following continues to grow, the purpose remains the same: Reach out to the international cinephile community, invite them to join in the discussion and perhaps even start one of their own.
I held off on listening to this one until the BP post appeared. Glad to see that the feed isn’t totally disconnected (as has long been the case with Double Feature, for example).
Why does James think that having a female writer & director would make it less likely to have native Americans selling hallucinogens?
I never saw the “Witch House” movie that David said was the best, and I can’t say I’m tempted to watch it given my priors about Lovecraft adaptations generally.
I know there are a series of CG children’s movies with HP Lovecraft as a kid (just referred to as “Howard Lovecraft”). A very strange choice.