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Episode 37 - The Endless (2017)

24Mar

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown."
- H.P. Lovecraft

"Adding a Lovecraft quote to your film doesn't make your film Lovecraftian."
- The Cast of Cthulhu

So, we're talking about The Endless, a film that pays lip service to Lovecraft, but we're also talking about so much more than that, so check out the timecode notes below if you want to get straight to the discussion of a film that raises more questions about its world in its attempt to give us answers and that fundamentally misunderstands the term "Lovecraftian" (if that's even what the filmmakers were intending in the first place).

We don't get into that discussion until 42:03 though as we first spend some time to encourage listeners to pick up Battleship Pretension's 101 Best Movies of the 2010s at 1:13, discuss our thoughts on #TheSnyderCut at 3:45, and discuss the horrific allegations against Richard Stanley and why we support his "canceling" (and also why we hate that term) at 19:18.

For more information on AAPI organizations to support in the wake of the horrible actions of a white supremacist, check out this link and let's all contribute to stopping Asian hate.

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