The Royal Canadian Movie Podcast
About This Show
Canada has great movies. But how do we find them in the onslaught from international sources? The Royal Canadian Movie Podcast is standing on guard for Canadian film. Each week co-hosts Becky Shrimpton and Cameron Maitland invite a guest to choose a Canadian film they love and want to share. We research, discuss, review, and summarize the films with wit, mirth and pith. Cam, Becky and their guests help listeners find the weird, the award winning, and the wilds of Canadian Film.
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70.0 Rituals - With Matthew Currie Holmes
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This week, filmmaker Matthew Curries Holmes takes us down the spooky back roads of Canadian exploitation cinema with the beautifully bleak and brutal "Rituals". We get sidetracked talking weird tattoo practices and witch burning, then back on the right path discussing the stakes being raised by competent slasher movie victims, evil as a concept vs. as a tangible villain, and how something that should have been a Deliverance ripoff became so much more.
Matthew's on the festival circuit right now with his new feature, "Buckout Road", and we pick his brain for all the filming tips and tricks we can, as they apply to this week's film - including the movie magic behind making locations look bigger and spookier than they are and the inspiration to be drawn from late night airing softcore movies on Superchannel.
This week's end credit music is the Theme from Rituals, composed by Hadgood Hardy. Hagood composed dozens of scores, including for the first two Anne of Green Gables TV Movies.