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What’s up, everybody? I’m your host, Isaac wise up. Today we’re gonna do a top 10 film countdown just for fun, just for fun. You know? There’s so much going on in the world today. Alec Baldwin’s killing people. Facebook is going to shut down. I mean, there’s so much going on, but you needed a distraction. And today we’re going to talk about it. Let’s talk about my favorite top 10 Occult films for Halloween. That’s actually a busy week I’m going to do I believe all in one week, you’re going to get the top 10 Call Halloween films, the annual Halloween special. And I will be doing the hocus pocus film analysis. Yes, we’ll try to get them all done this week if I can. And then next week, I’m bringing the heat November to baby. I got interviews with some special guests I’ve got I’m going to do a news wrap of TMZ wrap up of all the things that have been going on. But for now, we’re gonna talk about the top 10 are called Hollywood films for Halloween. Just in time for you. Shout outs for you on my Patreon livestream we did he suggested this. So I thought you know what I love good top 10. And I’m going to, I’m going to how we’re going to do this. I’m not going to do any plots, any hard spoilers, but I will talk about maybe certain scenes, which may be tertiary spoilage. That’s kind of up to you, you know what I mean? Don’t hate me. I’m not going to give away any endings. Though. Most of these movies are old enough that that’s on you if you haven’t seen them yet. And for warning, this will not be a list that you agree with. My taste in films is probably not the best. Sometimes I really enjoy amateur craftily done movies, particularly 70s horror movies are some of my favorites. Plus, on this list, there’s going to be some classics that I’m not going to have never seen that I’m not going to tell you about because I’ve never seen them. So you’re probably like, well, Isaac, you missed the blah, blah, blah, and inspired because I haven’t seen the blah blah blah. But if you’re listening to this episode is probably because you and I were down like that. And you like when I talk the non regular topics, so cheers to that. I’ll tear some some coffee, because it’s daytime. But yeah, so the roles what are the roles from this dumb list? That here’s the thing with Halloween, you gotta watch the horror movies, right? That’s the one month where everyone enjoys. But this list, they’re going to be movies that are good for Halloween, but they must have a cult elements within the film without stretching too hard. Okay. So that means you’re not going to hear about Friday the 13th You’re not going to hear about Nightmare on Elm Street, they’re out. Neither of them have enough occult elements for my very subjective top 10 list. So I will go through my top 10 List counting down of course, with a discussion about what makes it a cult with some extra fun little tidbits here and there, ranked by my subjective personal favorites. Then afterwards if we have time, hint, we will. We’re going to do the monetary mentions and I don’t know talk about some things. It does sound good to see you. I know it does. I ran a poll on Twitter. I don’t know if you’re following me. I do polls on my Twitter’s and my Instagrams. That’s why I always tell you to follow the social media. You can help me formulate stuff. I ran a poll on October 5. So which franchise is the best? And of course it only lets me allow lets me do four different options. It was Halloween nightmare Friday the 13th and I believe it was the fourth one did Hellraiser And I wanted to put Phantasm on there because I really liked the Phantasm series. But you voted, and you said holloween, by far whooped all the asses. Michael Myers, which I don’t disagree with that might be the best horror franchise of all time. It might be.
So now without further ado, let’s get into our top 10 Number 10. Number 10 The devil that rides out such a good movie. And this is a a film based on the book by Dennis Wheatley. And I had a listener. I don’t know if she still listens or not. I haven’t heard from her in a while unless you change her names how she interacts with me. She sent me these two amazingly beautiful books about Dennis Wheatley and beautiful illustrations. But the you know if you’ve ever read Dennis wheelies books, the film of course follows it. It’s all about black magic. It’s made by Hammer films, right and Hammer Horror films, classics. So we’re talking like back in the 50s and 60s. Stars Christopher Lee, a legend in old timey occult horror films been in a million different like Dracula reboots, and such. He plays this guy Duke Darish law, who is the whole time trying to get his friend out of this satanic secret society called the practices magic and astrology and all the occult practices. And it also stars Charles gray as the bad guy as micarta. Charles Gray, of course, from Rocky Horror Picture Show, Mr. No neck, the narrator also in shock treatment, to sequel to rock er, which I just released the show on that. The the Yeah, so that’s kind of what the film was about. Right. And the book is pretty good. Read the book. Now the best scene here, I got a couple things. Here’s a couple of little tidbits to make it interesting. Because I’m torn between how long should I talk about the plot, versus just kind of telling you what it’s about. And you can kind of watch it on your own if you’re interested because I don’t want to ruin all these movies for you. So I’m not going to go through every single plot start to finish. But the one of the subtopics I’m going to do is best scene, my favorite scene from the movie. And in this one, it’s got to be when at the culmination of a ritual that this little secret society is doing. They bring about and summon and evoke the bathmat. Yes, the creepy goat with the bobs. And it’s, you know, this is an old ass movie. But the effects are like just believable enough. It’s super creepy. The way this bafflement shows up, but that’s like the best thing I think. Now the other fun tidbit I want to do for each film was six degrees of separation. Not not to Kevin Bacon, you know, we’re not doing Kevin Bacon, right? We’re doing Tom Cruise. The second greatest actor of all time, six degrees of Tom Cruise. How do we get there? And this, this whole, I did the six degrees of separation for each of these top 10s. And they proved to be much more difficult than I wanted them to be. I’d probably spent way more time on this and I should have. And I realized I’m not good at this game. I never played with Kevin Bacon. I’ve never been like a huge Kevin Bacon fan. The Tom Cruise obviously I am. And I thought well, this would be easy. And now it was not easy. Let’s see here. So Christopher Lee was in Hugo. I’ve never seen Hugo. It was in Hugo with Jude Law, who was in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which I have seen which I thought it was an hour too long. But he was in that movie with Kevin Spacey, who was in seven, which was a fantastic movie. It’s a plus movie with Brad Pitt, who was in Interview with the Vampire with Tom Cruise. Yes. So there you go. Moving right along. Let’s get to number nine. Number nine is Evil Dead. Evil Dead The 1981 film directed by Sam Raimi about five college students that head to an isolated cabin in the woods. And when they get there they find a table And that cassette tape is a reading of the Samarian Book of the Dead. And that is sheer curiosity they play it. And it unleashes demonic forces all around, reminiscent of the Thriller video if you’re an 80s kid like me
and the demons run amok possessing everyone except for our hero. Ash, which I recall a short for Ashley played, of course by Bruce Campbell. Now it’s interesting. I actually, you’re not gonna believe this. I watched Evil Dead for the first time ever two weeks ago. Which is probably surprising considering my interest. But here’s why. Back in the day back in like the 90s I watched Army of Darkness because everyone was ranting and raving and I didn’t really about Evil Dead. This is pre internet and pre internet days. You went through word of mouth right? And you didn’t look things up and I thought Army of Darkness was Evil Dead when I read it. Okay. I didn’t understand it was like it because it’s very confusing. They have the evil Evil Dead from 1981. Evil to do, which is a remake of Evil Dead one. Then you have Army of Darkness. And they’re kind of all about the cabin in the woods. So anyways, I watched the Army of Darkness back in the day, and I hated it. I was like, This is dumb. So I never bothered with the franchise. Because Because here’s the thing, Army of Darkness had way too much comedy. I hate it when they mix the comedy with the horror. I hate it. Because it’s like, the one genre counteracts the other kind of like Shaun of the Dead. You can’t instill fear and the sort of guttural reaction of horror when you mix in comedy, like it’s too much catharsis. I don’t want that much. Don’t let me off the hook that easy. You know what I mean? And, you know, and these are good films I shot of the day I’d like shot on the death. I was a good film, but it’s uh, but uh, that’s not what I’m looking for. That’s not what I want. Sugar can miss me with that bullshit. And actually, I watched the 1981 version two weeks ago, and I frickin love this. This is fantastic. This is so good. Because there was practically no comedy in it. And the effects were like amateur but really well done. And like the smoke in the woods was crazy. Which we’ll talk about the best scene. I think when they first unleash the demonic spirits, and you see the the sort of grounds of the woods start breaking up and the things are waking up in the smoke rolling in. That’s, that’s cool. There’s actually a lot of great scenes that it was hard to pick one on that. But yeah, then I tried. I was so excited. I said, Oh, my God, I’ve had this wrong all these years. And I tried to watch Evil Dead to which I was told was better than Evil Dead to the original, because the idea from what I gather was that they wanted to make a polished version because Sam Raimi his 1981 Evil Dead was sort of the low budget form, which, as you already know, I appreciate but Evil Dead two I couldn’t even make I made about halfway and I was like, Yeah, this is just like Army of Darkness. It’s like too much silliness. Nope. But the original is a work of art. Fantastic. And reading about it, Sam Raimi was apparently into HP Lovecraft, which informs the story about incantations and rituals, bringing up spirits, right, which gives this occult flair. Finally, the six degrees of Tom Cruise, how do we get there? And I thought, this one’s gonna be tough. There’s not a lot of big actors in this movie. So you got Bruce Campbell, of course. And he was in a film called maniac cop, which again, believe it or not, I’ve never seen one of the classics from the 80s I’ve never seen it. But he was in mania comp, a Tom Atkins, a legend. Who was of course in Halloween three Season of the Witch who was in the fog with Jamie Lee Curtis another great movie as John Carpenter the fog and Jamie Lee Curtis was in True Lies with Bill pat the late Bill Paxton. And Bill Paxton was in Minority Report with Tom Cruise. Ah, fun or what? Moving along number eight Lords of Salem Yes, yes. Why is this thing called? Well? Rob Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie. She’s a radio DJ in Salem, Massachusetts. And she plays a record that initiates a sequence very similar to Evil Dead.
But it turns out the sequence is a ritual. And what it does is it gets all these witches who of course, worship Satan to come after Sheri Moon Zombie, his character, because her bloodline goes all the way back to the witches that were, of course, burned at the stake in Salem. Because this, this original, which was apparently putting spells on other women, whatever, sharing Moon zombies character is supposed to be the vessel for the child of Satan. Right? So it has these weird sort of connections with Rosemary’s Baby. As well as Jack Parsons and L Ron Hubbard’s Babylon workings that we speak of many times, but how he was trying to channel the Antichrist horror Babylon into our world. Very similar. What’s the best scene here? Well, it’s kind of near the end, but I’m not going to give too much away or the the Antichrist birthing. Where like, the Red Lobster comes out the Red Lobster, I guess. Or there’s another good part where Sheri Moon Zombie is kind of walking through her apartment. And she walks past her bathroom. And you see this subtle like there’s a witch standing there. And like it’s just enough to make you kind of jump makes you gasp a bit. Now, let’s do our six degrees of Tom Cruise. How do we get there? This actually surprised me. I didn’t know till I started digging in trying to find the connection. But Patricia Quinn was in this movie and she is the one that of course is magenta from Rocky Horror and shock treatment. So you got Patricia Quinn in shock treatment with Jessica Harper, who is in minority report directly with the man the myth, the legend Tom Cruise. Have you seen Tom Cruise’s fat face? What’s going on with that? Me and Josie had a conversation about this. My lovely wife Josie was up. She said have you seen Tom Cruise’s fat face? I said first off, watch your tone. Second, I’m going to give him the benefit of the doubt. I’m going to guess he’s fattening up for a role. You act like Tom Cruise doesn’t have complete control. Moving along number seven, The Conjuring. Surely you’ve seen the conjuring. And what’s occult about it? Well, it’s all about the occult. It’s about Ed Lorraine Warren and how they were investigating ghosts. Directed by James Wan, what more could you ask for? And in this, the and you could the first one’s great. The second one’s probably just as great. The third one is pretty good still. But they investigate a house and the first one that again, here’s the witches a witch live there. And she sacrificed her baby to the devil. Oh my god. What’s wrong with these witches? Best Scene. There’s a scene where the the mom and her kid they’re playing this like clapping game like kind of like Marco Polo. And mom goes into the basement with a match. And like someone claps behind your head and makes you jump. You know, James was really good at the jumpscares really good at it. Fun fact. Dinosaur Pustaka was the religious advisor for this film. You know her? She was on this show. She’s a friend of the show here. She wrote the book American cosmic. Talking about the UFO religion, and I interviewed her in the summer of 2021 of the highest listens shows of all time here. So yeah, I’ve got shit. I got six degrees of Tom Cruise. Now. How you love that? Six Degrees of Tom Cruise. How do we get there? Well, Patrick Wilson, the guy that plays Ed Warren, who in the conjuring movies he’s constantly getting hurt, like it’s like bro, this is real. Like how did he not die immediately he’s constantly he’s very accident prone. Anyway, he was very briefly in Prometheus, with Charlie’s their own.
Who was in Mighty Joe Young a movie I’ve never seen with Bill Paxton, who was in Minority Report with Tom Cruise. Surprising multiple instances of needing to use Bill Paxton on this top 10 Number six, Hill razor. Yes, Hellraiser is a again, surprisingly, I only watched this for the first time just a couple of years ago. And what’s a cult about it? Well, it’s about US attorney and cube. Well, it’s about a cube. It’s a puzzle box. That’s not really a puzzle at all, by the way, like, there’s no puzzle to it, people just touch it. And, like, works. Its magic, right? But anyway, it’s about this puzzle. This puzzle box is cube. And whoever activates it calls these entities from another dimension, the Cenobites. And the Cenobites come to our world. And they’re really into s&m demons with the s&m coming with the whips and the chains. But their thing is like they don’t, you know, because in the s&m sort of realm, it’s about pleasure and pain and playing off on each other. But these Cenobites not a whole lot of pleasure going on a whole lot of pain. And I actually read the book hellbound heart by Clive Barker. And it gives a little bit more detail than the film. And it talks about that cue box and what it does, because in the movie, you just see this cube and people touch it, it turns into a transformer and boom, here come the demons. But in the book, it says that the cube is an invocation to break the surface of the real. And the demons they don’t go back until they get what they want. What they want is carnal pleasures. Although in the film, all you really see is them. slain folks catching bodies. Now this Hellraiser series, it went on and on and on. The second one was just as good as the first one in my opinion. Firstly, we’re great. And much like many of these horror, anthologies or series of rare we want to call them after like, three or four, they really start dropping off. I tapped out after watching about six or seven of them. I don’t remember. The first two were classic, though. So if you’ve never seen them, those are really good if you’re into this. I mean, they’re pretty gory, right? What’s the best scene who so many classics probably the one that Jesus wept seen where they shut the shred Frank into a billion pieces. Or because the main How do I talk about this? I didn’t give you enough, did I? If you haven’t seen it. There’s this guy and he married and his wife is having an affair with his brother Frank. And Frank dies, but then the old the old girl opens up the window he Frank’s messing around with your car. I haven’t seen this movie in a while sir. Frank’s messing around doing stuff, a culty things and he and he unleashes this cube the demons he kind of dies but then he is allowed to be brought back to life if Oh girl can provide blood sacrifices to keep him sort of incarnating but then they get there as at the end, right? Like they gotta get Frank. And there’s a part of Frank is on the floor while he’s still sort of coming together. Because he needs more human blood to keep his body forming and he writes in blood I am in hell helped me. Very creepy. actually send that meme to my buddies when I’m at work. And they’re like, where are you? I’m at work. That’s the meme I send. I’m in hell. Please help me. A fun fact the director Clive Barker apparently wanted the band coil to do the soundtrack. The whose coil they’re very similar to psychic TV, which is the band that Genesis po Ridge was running. It also had a member of Throbbing Gristle, and that as well again, Genesis PR, which who was very much an occultist very much a magician.
Genesis died recently rest in peace Genesis. And as you know, also Genesis friend of the show here, I kept meaning we were going back and forth trying to set up an interview because we had exchanged many, many, many, many emails, many, many ideas of basically Genesis not accusing me, that’s a wrong term, but sort of gently saying I was misguided when my beliefs, right, as one would expect. And we had a lot of great conversations. I should go to those email sometime but I don’t know is that the to private? Maybe I’ll pull out some of the main ideas that I know. Genesis would be okay with me sharing. I don’t how do I know? I don’t, I don’t know Genesis that well. It’s like we’re buddies. Anyway, so there’s my six degrees of separation to this movie, right? Look at that. Wow. What a celebrity I’m turning out to be. Now. Let’s talk about a real celebrity Tom Cruise six degrees the Tom Cruise. Claire Higgins, who was in the Hellraiser was also in the golden coppice with Nicole Kidman, who was fortunate enough to be married to Tom Cruise. And she also of course starred in Eyes Wide Shut the last movie Stanley Kubrick ever did. Number five we’re in the top five now. Halloween three Season of the Witch I just I just mentioned it. You knew it was coming. And it’s a you know it’s in the Halloween series, of course. infamously known for not having Michael Myers is the first one and the only one to not have Michael Myers. Halloween two was a classic. Not very accolti though. Hence, its absence from the list. Halloween two, same Halloween, just because Halloween one, I don’t know what it is they can. It’s like, they can make the first two movies perfect. And then they just get too creative or something. But Halloween three was perfect. It’s a love it or hate a movie, honestly. But this movie, there’s this guy who takes bits of stone from Stonehenge and puts them into these microchips on these masks, these Halloween masks for kids. And these masks are set to sort of self destruct on sewing on Halloween and kill the kids. It’s a pagan ritual to do mass sacrifices to the gods just like the old time druids doesn’t get much more cult than that does it? Now, John Carpenter who of course did Halloween. He and Deborah Hill, of course, who also did Halloween. They didn’t direct this one. They were the producers though. So they were involved. And Nigel Neal originally wrote this script with much less gore. But then later Gore got added and naturally I was like, You know what I’m out. And Tommy Lee Wallace wrote the script. And Nigel Neil, of course, was much revered by John Carpenter. That’s and if you read my second alien book, aliens UFOs Nichol huge allusion to I did a whole thing on the John Carpenter Apocalypse trilogy, where we talked about Nigel Neil and his role in some of the films which well, we’ll talk about it later maybe. Now, what was interesting, fun fact, some fun facts here. If you’ve seen the new Halloween kills movie, they actually featured the mass from Halloween three, the mass of course, being the witch, the skeleton and the pumpkin. And that was a very cool homage. And I actually like those new Halloween reboots. It’s funny with Halloween, I watched the first like six and I think the sixth one is where I tapped out. So I’ve never seen Halloween resurrection where they do the sort of ghost hunting thing. I’ve never seen h2o, which I need to everyone talks about how great it is. And I just have a hard time believing that because I’m like, it’s an LL Cool day in this. There’s no way this is good. But then Rob Zombie rebooted them. I thought those were great. And now Blumhouse is rebooting them and so far, I love both. I think they’re great. Another fun fact. Jamie Lee Curtis actually makes an appearance in this movie as well. She’s the voice of the curfew Announcer And that’s something
best scene well, it’s really hard to pick a best scene. The kills right? I think the kills are the VIP here. When the masks kill the kids Do you see all these bugs crawling out? It’s like, oh, it’s the most gory gooeys thing you’ve ever seen. Another classic moment is the beginning when one of the androids is chasing around and gets his head smashed by a car bumper makes your head hurt. And the Tom Atkins character is so great in this movie. Another well another great scene would be so Tom hot. Tom Atkins is a doctor okay. And if you watch the if you watch the movie near the beginning, they show him at the hospital because they’re they’re getting their first victim in who’s like rant and rave and about the masks, right. They get the first victim in and he’s, he’s hanging out in the I don’t know the backroom taking a look at the report. And you see a firefighter guy and you can see how corny the firefighters hat is like, it’s clearly the most lazily put together prop for costume we’ve ever seen, I think has a big F on it like a big velcro F on his helmet. But uh, Tom Hopkins he’s a doctor. He’s a divorce a it’s just a bizarre character. He the the guys comes in the hospital, his daughter’s there and she’s kind of hot right? Like she’s 80s hot. So Dr. Tom’s, like, you know what, I’m going to help you find out what happened to your dead. And they get in the car. They drive to this town where they make the masks. And the town’s like, super creepy. It has a full car vibe to it if you’re into that, which I am. So they get to this town investigate the silver shamrock mask factory. And everyone’s it’s a small town. Everyone’s staring at this car pulling through like, what are these two doing here? And Tom’s like, hey, you know what? Let’s lay low. Let’s get a motel. And we’re gonna act like we’re married. And they do that and immediately he’s banging this chick immediately. If there was no chemistry at all, it’s just so bizarre. But you got to love it. You have to love it, don’t you? I thought you wouldn’t agree with me. Six degrees of separation at Tom Cruise. Tom Atkins was in the fog with Jamie Lee Curtis. Who was in True Lies. Oh, Bill Paxton, who was in Minority Report with Tom Cruise. All right, number four. Suspiria the original old ass Suspiria it was 1978 I could be wrong. What’s a cult about it? Well, we’re back in the realm of the witches and the witchcraft. Jessica Harper plays Susie Bannion and she goes to Germany to this dance academy. Only to find out it’s a murderous coven of witches run by a crazy Greek named Halina Marcos. This is the first film in the Dario Argento mother trilogy. Followed up by Inferno, which is another classic. And then mother of tears, which was fine. Starring HR gento. The lady who was I think the architect of the me to movement, only to later get canceled herself for sleeping with an underage guy on set. Allegedly, allegedly, I don’t know these people also don’t care what these people are doing. I care I should say that the movie is I’m not into shame right under the shame thing that we all fall short of the glory of God is what I think. Now this movie Suspiria was remade in 2018 by Luca Guate. Nino. And the remake I thought was also really good. Of course, it’s nothing like the original. Of course, it’s not. Who cares? It’s really good stands on its own, I think that was curious. In the making of this movie. If you watch I got the blu ray, if you watch the extra features, they talk about it a little bit. They talk about in Europe, this place they refer to as the magic triangle,
which is allegedly where these covens of witches have existed in the woods. And supposedly Heinrich Himmler from the Nazi Party was traversing around this area I think in the Black Forest of Germany, I could be wrong about that, where he was trying to find these witches Dario Argento said this about the film and I quote, there’s very little to joke about. It’s something that exists. Oh my Dario Argento is kind of a weird dude upon his book. He’s got an autobiography called fear. Haven’t read. Uh, yeah, I got a stack of books I haven’t read. Just need time. Any time. How do I get time? Maybe there’s a Tom Cruise movie where he recaptures time I don’t know. So what’s the best scene in the original Suspiria it’s kind of at the beginning right? Where they show this dance academy and the building itself is so bizarre it’s disorienting. The architecture of this building is nuts. And I I don’t know if it still exists. But the the beginning you’ll see one of the dancers she’s trying to get away but unnamed like a JLo style killer shoved her through a window and and she gets the news treatment in the center of this massive crazy building. And like the kills in the movie or you know Argento has a very sick, sick mind. Like the when they’re cutting someone it’s always like, you see every little bit of a Oh, it’s terrible. In front of even worse. And in fact, I don’t remember if it’s Suspiria or Inferno, but they put actual like, or no, maybe that’s I could be confused. Maybe I’m confusing. Full GMO. I think I’m thinking about Lucio Fulci where they put like sheep intestines in this bad actress his mouth. Oh, it’s terrible. Something wrong with these people. There’s something wrong with me for watching him to be honest. Now 60 reads a Tom Cruise. How do we get there? This one’s easy. This one’s so easy. Jessica Harper, was in Minority Report with Tom Cruise. Just that easy. Top three. Were in top three territory. Number three, hereditary. Yes. It is did a film and I saw this in the theater with Jimmy the jackhammer. And I walked out. And I said that was the most terrifying movie I’ve ever seen. I’m never watching it again. And I should have heeded my own advice. Because I watched it this weekend with Josie. And Josie hates these kinds of movies. But ironically, me and another friend had a conversation about this movie. And I said, No, no, Jesse, this is not for you. You do not need to watch this. And she was like, why? I was like, I don’t know. It’s just disturbing. It’s the worst. But she wanted to and I said okay, and I should have stuck by my guns and been like no, you’re not trust me on this. And we watched it a second time and I’d regret it. I shouldn’t have done it. Now what’s what’s a cult about this movie? Well, the whole thing with the whole thing. It’s about ritual magic, secret societies, conjuring entities for and demons for personal gain, which has a sort of fasting bargain element. But Ari Astor, the director, he also did midsummer and he’s also doing a new movie. And he says, he tells you it’s going to be four hours long. The shout out I don’t remember who tweeted me about that. They said, I bet you’re torn on this. And boy, you correct a four hour movie. Why do you hate us? Definitely not going to the theater to see it. No way. No way in hell. Am I seeing a four hour movie in the theater? But the movie The movies beautifully done. I mean, it’s a masterpiece. It’s got these cool like dioramas with these mini figures. But you see all the symbolism of the call in their grandma, who’s was the ringleader of this whole occult thing. Before she died. She had a triangle manifestation on the floor.
They foreshadow the stuff and so the first like half of the movie you it’s just kind of a boring family drama. But if you catch enough of these little things, you’ll you’ll see all the things if you know what you’re looking for. And Tony Colette’s character she’s looking through her mom’s stuff and there’s this book on spiritualism that she just kind of ignores and on the walls, you’ll see these names of all these demons. In fact, well, yeah, we’ll get to that in a second. I actually looked up, I did a show on hereditary and I think the second half is on a paywall. If I’m not mistaken, I’ll put the link in the show notes. There’s back when I was doing the Patreon people get the second half for free. I mean, you get the Yeah, you know, I’m saying I used to do half and half shows, but that was very unpopular. So then I switched it to Okay. Patreon and supporters get a whole bonus show. For if he doesn’t even get the teaser of it because they got it because everyone got so mad like geez, I don’t know what you want me to do. Find a way to raise revenue over here. But I actually looked up in Kenneth grant magical revival book, and saw these names as part of the formula that he uses to open a portal to hell, which clearly in this movie, all hell’s breaking loose. And there was the symbol of pi mon that’s the main sort of gist of this movie. Pie mon is the King of Hell. So there were some realistic elements to this movie, which makes it even creepier but the analysis on the analysis if you listened to you know, we went deep homeboy was behind that pesky paywall. Sorry, did the VIP section Patreon I think I even put it on rockfon I might be wrong about rockfon Only uploaded a few of the older ones on rockfon. But the best seen OOF there’s a couple of best scenes in this bad boy. But the you priority know what the best scene is? If you’ve seen I’m not going to spoil this one because this is a fairly newer movie. So I won’t spoil this but the one of the best scenes is the point of the film when you realize all is definitely not going to be well. You know, you’ll lose your head when you figure it out. And deer and then another the best scenes out and this might be the best one Aussies the end. Oh my god. Like if you’re not disturbed. In fact, when Josie watched it, we were like two thirds through this thing. And she’s like, I don’t understand why you thought I couldn’t watch this. And I was like, huh, we’ll see. And I didn’t really remember why. I just remember thinking now we shouldn’t watch that ever. And then at the end when you see the horrific scenes. Oh my God makes your skin crawl. It gets stuck in your head. It’s the worst. It’s the absolute worst. By far I think this is way worse than exorcist. I think so. Sucks six degrees Tom Cruise. Tony cola was in knives out which I thought that was gonna be the easiest connection to Tom Cruise. And it kind of was but anyway, she was a knives out with Jamie Lee Curtis who was in true Liza Bill Paxton. And I thought I’d mix this up a little bit. Bill back then was in Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise. Great movie, by the way. Alright, number two. exorcist. Yes, ironically, The Exorcist above hereditary and I just told you. Hereditary is scarier than exorcist. But the exorcist has a special place in my heart. I’ve seen it so many times. And it just has that like grainy 70s feel. I mean, it’s a masterpiece, you know what extra assistance about by the demon named Pazuzu from Babylon, who possesses Linda Blair’s character. And if you’ve ever seen the cursed films series on shutter, you’ll know that a lot of awful things came about from this movie. And the conditions in which they filmed that, I guess were pretty brutal. The director apparently was kind of a dare I said jerk. I don’t know. When you broke Linda Blair’s back doing that scene where she’s thrashing in the bed.
The flow is so terrible and then there’s like the, the what do you call the subliminal flashing of the demon in the movie? There’s the spider sequence where she goes down the stairs as the spider which if I’m not mistaken, I think that was cut out of the original theatrical release or something and I’m like, Dude, that’s the worst part of the that’s the scariest part of the movie. And then, of course, I’ve talked about it many times But if you go to scrim downtown, there’s a bust of the guy who played Father Damien charis, because he was from Scranton, like Michael Scott. carved by Paul Sorvino. How fun is that? I got a picture on my Instagram with a because I actually saw and I was curious as the influences were exorcist influence reality. Okay. There was an actual killer who named himself after this demon scanning Pazuzu algorithm algorithm and if I’m pronouncing that right, very vampires name right very Dracula ish. He was there was a vice show called the devil, you know, a whole series about this psychopath. And of course, he worship Satan. And of course, he’s got the face tats. Pazuzu, also listed in the Necronomicon Simon Necronomicon, which ties us into the Evil Dead. And it also ties us into Peter lavanda. An actual expert on the occult who allegedly wrote the Simon Necronomicon this magical formula book. And then what’s curious before we do our six degrees of Tom Cruise, Wikipedia tells me that the Zuzu statue actually shows up in the film Legend which stars Tom Cruise so there’s two degrees of separation but we’re going to do it properly here in a second. Now what’s the best scene? Oh, I don’t know. I think when she comes down the stairs as the spider that might be the best. The power she says your mother sucks cocks and how that might be the best I mean, it’s so disturbing. The what I like about the why the exorcist gets a higher placement than hereditary because I can actually watch the exorcist repeatedly a hereditary gets they get the number three they got so high up because it takes a lot to spoke me and hereditary I’ve now seen as a second time I do not want to see that movie again. It’s just too much it’s just too much. But exorcist they found a way to sort of almost dance on that line then what’s and then this the the stairs or the stairs are creepy as hell if you go I think they’re in Washington DC and they’re been there. I’ve heard if you’re on top of the stairs it’s really creepy. A lot of weird overlap in real life. Six Degrees of Tom Cruise Ellen Burstyn was in interstellar with Matthew McConaughey who was in Tropic Thunder with Tom Cruise. There you go. Alright number one without further ado and I think you know what this is gonna be if you listen to the breaking social norms episode I did with Josie we did our top 10 Halloween movies we talked about this movie and here are the top of my number one for a called movies for Halloween Rocky Horror Picture Show Yes, Rocky Horror Picture Show. The what and what makes it a cult Well, lucky for you I wrote an entire book about it. telling you why this isn’t a cult movie. Or you could just hang out on the feet I will drop a Halloween special which will have the full analysis of Rocky Horror Picture Show at the end. So I don’t want to go too deep into it now but I mean let’s say it’s about transgender aliens coming to earth as fallen spirits to enlighten the the masses and wake them up to their limitations they live under the oppressive rules of God and society. They’re talking about the void will be calling because their fallen spirits from the cleave off. That’s my argument the book I wrote.
They say madness takes its toll just like Crowley warned us when approaching Corona zone. Frederick Nietzsche had the mental breakdown and all that right now what’s the best scene so many great scenes so many great songs? I would say by the end rose to my world all the way to the finale is definitely not the time or if I know that that’s so played out. Right. So played out. Yeah. Have you listened to my shock treatment film analysis at the end? My man al gives us his rendition of roasted my world, which I’ve already got great comments or views. Thank you for appreciating it. I was hoping no one would be mean to him. He’s not a real singer. So don’t we love that? Don’t we respect that even more? So let’s round this out. Let’s finish this off six degrees of Tom Cruise. I could have went with magenta again, but I thought well, let’s keep it more interesting. We’re gonna go Susan Sarandon, who plays Janet vice. She was in Zululand or two with Ben Stiller. Ben Stiller was in Tropic Thunder with Tom Cruise. So there you go. That was the top 10 of cult movies for Halloween if you want to watch an occult movie. And let’s go through some honorable mentions real quick, real brief. Cabin in the Woods. I would, I would, I’m going to go you know, I got an order because I was going to do a top 20. But I thought now on top 10 Just feels nicer, doesn’t it? So I’ll just keep going here number 11. Cabin in the Woods. It’s got a plot spoiler. So I’m not going to tell you what it is. But the ending makes it clearly in a cult movie. Right? The best scene, the motorcycle. That’s and we’re not going to go through each of the details for the rest number. Well, neither Living Dead. Just a classic right, the black and white the grittiness of it. I remember watching these on on TV, it was on the weekend. Great movie Great Movie Number 13 The Omen. Which again, I’m going to blow your mind. I actually only watched this for the first time in the last month. I’ve tried it for many years. I always thought it was boring. But you got to get through the first half. Then it gets really good. Rosemary’s Baby A classic, I could have been on the top 10 But we’re talking about my personal favorites. And I just didn’t quite make the cut. Okay. Of course written by Ira 11. The book who also wrote Stepford Wives, which Nicole Kidman was The Stepford Wives. And there you go. I mean, Rosemary’s Baby has a ton of weird six degrees of separation to Charles Manson. All kinds of stuff. Number 15. The witch? Yes. And then I did a whole film analysis on the witch back in March 2020. I remember when I released it, this whole pandemic thing just started and I was like, but no, I want to talk about the Witch and the lighthouse. So I published them, but no one cared. Because everyone was like, what is happening? But yeah, the Witch and the lighthouse. Play on the the Baphomet you have to check those out. To know what I’m talking about. But the witch is a great one. A boring movie indeed. But hey, still good. 16 insidious. Yes. By astral projection and demons. James one coming through again. The first two are great again these hormones they get the first two they knock them out of the park. And then the third one I’m like what happened? So boring. Number 17. Frankenstein. The old school Frankenstein. Right. Written in the castle of an alchemist. The story was right. Number 18 Gretel. And Hansel, I did a film analysis on that. It’s got hot witches. Number 19 skeleton key. It’s got a hot Kate Hudson, done Arlen’s. Messing around with the spirits. Number 20. V spelled vi y. I just watched this recently on shutter for the first time and it blew my mind it was like from 1930 and had these authentic orthodox chants in this imagery. And oh my goodness, the character draws a circle to protect themselves from a witch. Which, you know, that’s how the occult magic supposedly works. And here it is. 1934 whatever year that was. And it looked like they filmed it in a legit Russian Orthodox Church. Amazing. It’s amazing. This movie is sold. It’s on shutter right now. So Gotcha. Well, again.
Some other ones that didn’t really cracked the top 20 but worth mentioning. But the problem with these movies they weren’t Halloweeny enough. Okay, none of Halloweeny oops, all occult. The ritual. Holy Holy Mountain. A dark song. And of course, one of the greatest horror movies of all time, The Wicker Man. Yes, indeed. Yes indeed. Now Then I had a for fun I made a top 10 horror films and I don’t think I’ve ever done a show on this. But I did this for a survey someone had me fill out here’s my top 10 horror films number 10 Prince of Darkness number nine Suspiria number eight Wicker Man number seven house 1000 Corpses number six Texas Chainsaw Massacre or fire Friday 13th Number four hereditary number three exorcist for reasons already described number two I think they were an outrage because that’s like the most creative one. But the number one Halloween but unfortunately Halloween doesn’t have enough of called elements to make it on our list. Halloween three, however did what’s the worst films hocus pocus. Sorry, ladies, but I will be doing a film analysis on it. So stay subscribed to the show. Because we’re going to do that we’re going to do a film analysis of hocus pocus. I’m going to hate it. But I’m going to do it for you. Because I know you love it. But there you go. That was the top 10 Occult Halloween movies. I hope you enjoyed it. Hope you liked it. I hope you liked and subscribed. Yeah, that’s a that’s just a good time. I think maybe you’ll check out one you’ve never seen before. And you’ll be like, you know, I’m really glad that you made this show. Isaac, I appreciate you and I’d say you know what, thanks, Oh, buddy. Solid favor that we’re doing for each other. Because you can leave that review. As you know, I’m reading all the reviews on October 31. And I’m not reading them ever again. Never ever again. Just like I told you. A two years ago. I used to read all the reviews because I wanted to crash the show to make it better for you. And then I was like, Okay, I’m not reading them anymore. Because it’s too hard, right? It’s too hard to like, read bad things about yourself when you’ve got depression and anxiety. But I’ve decided you know what I’m giving you guys till October 31. Leave your reviews and like I always say drop a five star then shit on me. I just need that five star for the algorithm because as you know, as you know, they’re doing a soft censorship and pushing all the real, the real ones to the bottom. And you know, I’m a real one. Because I’m on the tinfoil hat. Now crush more than shout out to the people that voted for me. Thank you very much. Yeah, so anyways, what I’m saying is leave your review. You got till October 31 to do it. I’m not gonna make a show about it. I’m just gonna read I’m just gonna get me some coffee. Or maybe a porter beer. If it’s in the evening. I don’t know yet. And I’m going to read. I think we’re up to like 200 reviews. So thank you for if you already dropped one. Thank you. Apple podcasts is where I would like them. I can try to find the other ones. There’s long story short, it’s easier on Apple podcasts. But hey, whatever is easy for you. I’m not gonna beg. I mean, no, I’m sorry. Begging Beggars can’t be choosers, right? You’re doing me a favor. I’ll find the review. Okay. All right. Thanks for listening. Everybody. Hit hit the links in the show notes for things you know all the things. Till next time. Stay Woke
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