The Cast of Cthulhu: Hellraiser
The podcast. You downloaded it. We came. On this episode, we discuss Hellraiser, Clive Barker’s feature film directorial debut that rubbed all sorts of Reaganites the wrong way with not only its depictions of chains, leather, and torture, but also with its ideas that the lines between pain and pleasure are blurred in the eye of the beholder. While the franchise would eventually devolve into an incoherent and inconsistent quagmire of mythology and philosophy — the seeds of which can certainly be found here in the initial installment — Hellraiser is a remarkably insightful film, raising questions about morality and certainty brought about on a Lovecraftian quest into forbidden knowledge and experiences.
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.