Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Crooked Table Podcast: Episode 34 — Everyone Hail to the Pumpkin King

In Episode 34 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Kai dip once again into the creative mind of Tim Burton with the second-ever Crooked Commentary, this time of 1993 stop-motion classic The Nightmare Before Christmas from director Henry Selick (Coraline). Before they take a trip to Halloween, the dynamic duo first follow up their reactions of John Carpenter’s Halloween with the film’s 1981 sequel. What’s this? This is Halloween!

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Crooked Table Podcast: Episode 33 — The Horror of Miss Peregrine

In Episode 33 of the Crooked Table Podcast, Rob and Kai kick off Halloween month with a chat about the state of horror films as well as their respective reports seeing perennial classics The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Halloween for the first time. Then they discuss director Tim Burton’s return to dark fantasy with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield and Samuel L. Jackson. Welcome to the Table!

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