In the final episode of Stephen King month at Chick Flicks, Bridget and McKenzie discuss mean nerds and killer cars in Misery and Christine. Misery feels more relevant than ever in today’s extreme fandom culture, while Christine touches upon frightening incel adjacent themes.
Misery (1990) was directed by Rob Reiner. It stars James Caan and Kathy Bates in an Oscar-winning role.
Christine (1983) was directed by John Carpenter and stars a Plymouth Fury and some actors from the eighties!
Stephen King month at Chick Flicks continues with Cujo and Pet Sematary! In this episode Bridget and McKenzie discuss the inherent un-scariness of Saint Bernard dogs, family dynamics, rabies, and children named Tad and Gage. Cujo was directed by Lewis Teague, based on an adapted script written by Don Carlos Dunaway and Barbara Turner. It stars Dee Wallace. Pet Sematary was directed by Mary Lambert and stars Dale Midkiff and Denise Crosby.
Bridget and McKenzie visit the 1980’s with the classic kid’s adventure film The Goonies and the Netflix show Stranger Things. They find that The Goonies is a relic with some pretty problematic jokes and that Stranger Things is disappointingly not all that strange.
The Goonies was directed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg. Stranger Things was created by the Duffer Brothers (hey–where are all the sister teams in Hollywood?).
This week Bridget is into the podcast Why Won’t You Date Me? With Nicole Byers and the original It miniseries based off the book by Stephen King. McKenzie recommends the YA book A Conjuring of Light, the song “Sticky” by Ravyn Lenae, and shopping local at Strange Ways in New Haven, CT.
Lizzie and The Handmaiden are films about women whose love (or simply lust) for one another creates a powerful catalyst that dismantles patriarchal structures. In this episode of Chick Flicks, we think only one of these films has a queer love story that works. Lizzie was directed by Craig MacNeil and stars Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. The Handmaiden is based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and was directed by Park Chan-Wook. It stars Kim Min-hee and Kim Tae-ri.
This week Bridget is into Big Little Lies, The Terror, and The Souvenir. McKenzie recommends Good Omens, Flash Forward, and What Remains of Edith Finch.