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High and Low (Brow) – Episode 2.7 – Skeletons in the Closet (w/ Jay Cheel)

Posted on Oct 29, 2010 by | 3 comments


And we’re back! Its been a bit of time since we posted our last High and Low (Brow) podcast, but that was mainly due to logistical issues in trying to have James and I joined by a special guest, that being Jay Cheel of Film Junk and The Documentary Blog. But thanks to the Flyway Film Festival and a dark and stormy night, the three of us were able to sit down and finally record this episode.

This time we review two Italian genre films, the giallo The Black Belly of the Tarantula and the Lucio Fulci horror epic The Beyond. While I’m fairly new to Italian genre films, Jay and james are both fairly well versed but this is clearly in James’ wheelhouse since he’s devoted years to tracking down and watching various Italian genre films. That, coupled with the thunderstorm blasting over our heads makes for a very fun and atmospheric recording session, which seems most fitting for the films we dive into.

If you have any recommendations for films we could watch for the podcast, or want to suggest a potential theme for us to use, or simply want to tell James how awesome he is, feel free to email us and tell us your ideas. If you enjoy the show make sure to subscribe through iTunes or our RSS feed so you can catch every new episode. Also, please friend James on Facebook. Because it will frighten and confuse him. And while you’re there be sure to join our relatively new Facebook group devoted to Where the Long Tail Ends.

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As always, thanks for listening!

Opening Theme – Adonai by Ennio Morricone
Closing Music – Shangri-La by The Kinks

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Matt Gamble
I review movies. I run a movie theatre. I annoy people. I let my dogs lick my face whenever they want. Sometimes I'm even a halfway decent human.
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3 Comments

  1. … and a warm welcome to our special, special guest star — my constant heavy breathing. I guess I was holding the mic too close.

  2. You could tell this one was recorded at 3 am as the energy level lagged at times. Still, a good listen and a lot of fun. I’m definitely going to have to check out The Beyond.

    • @Robert

      You’ll love it Robert. I really think it is a must see film.

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