HORROR BUSINESS Episode 29: Animals Gone Wild Pt. 4 (SLUGS & FROGS)

Greetings, and welcome back to Horror Business! We have got one creepy crawly episode in store you guys. As always thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode!

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This episode we are CONCLUDING our multi-episode series on the concept of animal horror, with 1988’s Slugs and 1972’s Frogs

We begin by talking about what horror related things we had done lately. Liam talks about catching Lady .45 at the Mahoning Drive In’s Lethal Ladies event and watching Cooties. Justin discusses his experiences at Monster Mania Con in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Woo!

Up first we talk about 1988’s Slugs. We open up by talking about the lunacy that is the fact that this is based on a novel.

We give a basic outline of the film. We discuss the difficulty in making the titular animals threatening and how the film oftentimes fails to believably do so. We talk about the strange language barrier often found in films in the English language written by people who do not consider English their primary language.

We talk about the surprising effectiveness of some of the films special effects and how the ending suffers from the same problem that Pirahna suffered from.

The pointlessness of the near rape that occurs towards the end is examined in depth.

Next is 1972’s Frogs. We discuss this movie possibly being the quintessential ‘when animals attack’ film.

We talk about the variety of animals attacking people in the film that aren’t frogs, and how the island the film takes place on harbors an insane variety of wildlife.

The social/racial/economic implications of the film are dissected in depth i.e. how the film portrays capitalism and offers a rather bleak version of a capitalist view on the environment.

The films depiction of a wealthy white family being a far more accurate representation of the voting base for Trump is examined. The fx and over quality of the film are discussed, as is Sam Elliott’s lack of a mustache.

We end by talking about Victor Salva, the convicted pedophile who is known for creating the Jeepers Creepers franchise and whose name has resurfaced with the upcoming release of Jeepers Creepers 3. Do not support Victor Salva, and if you want to watch some fun cheesy horror films, instead of going to see Jeepers Creepers 3, just watch these movies. Or see It twice. Or do literally anything other than support Victor Salva.

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Justin Lore

Justin Lore

Greetings and salutations. My name is Justin Lore, and in addition to being a real life pawn star, an obsessive dog dad, and a falsely accused Lovecraft apologist, I am the creator and co-host of the podcast Horror Business and the communications manager and assistant editor of Cinepunx. I saw Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ at the age of six and horror films have been a large part of my life since then. Favorite directors include John Carpenter, George Romero, David Lynch, James Cameron, Wes Anderson, and David Cronenberg. I don’t eat animals, I abstain from the partaking of drugs and alcohol, I think ‘Friday The 13th’ is the most overrated franchise in film history and if I ever saw Metallica live and they played ‘Blackened’ there’s a decent chance I’d be led out in handcuffs because the pit would get murdered.
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