Welcome to episode 106 of The Cinefessions Podcast! Today, Marc and Branden continue the Corman/Poe Cycle, looking at the second film that Roger Corman adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s short stories, The Pit and the Pendulum from 1961. They also move on to round thirty-six of the Besting the Backlog Challenge, discussing Miracle Mile (1988) and Gravy (2015).
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Join us for episode 107 on Friday, October 13th, as we continue the Corman/Poe Cycle with a review of Premature Burial from 1962!
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0:00:00 – 0:02:57 – Intro
0:02:58 – 0:55:16 – Our Week in Media
0:55:17 – 1:29:45 – The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) Review (Contains Spoilers!)
1:29:46 – 1:43:13 – The Besting the Backlog Challenge – Round 36
1:43:14 – 1:46:53 – Outro
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Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn’t until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.