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How to Survive

'How to Survive' is a film review podcast with a twist. The discussion centres around one key question: 'How would you survive in this movie?' Each episode centres around one classic movie. Often, they are horror movies, but there are also lots of thrillers, action movies, adventure movies and the occasional romantic drama for good measure. If you've ever rolled your eyes when the victim goes outside alone; tutted when the killer returns from the dead; or shouted 'DON'T GO IN THERE!', this is the podcast for you. If you have ideas on How to Survive, or recommendations for films we should consider, send them over to: HowToSurviveShow@Gmail.com
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Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

This week, Chris and Joe are talking about A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), and how they would survive if they found their dreams invaded by the demonic child murderer, Freddy Krueger!

In memorial of master of modern horror, Wes Craven, we're digging into the movie which is undoubtedly his most lasting legacy - and tearing it to shreds. 

A Nightmare on Elm Street is one of the classics of modern horror. Bringing us one of the most iconic pop cultural figures of the 80's, kickstarting Johnny Depp's career, and taking special-effects-based horror to a new level.

We talk about the dismal acting dished out by Johnny Depp; the complete lack of responsibility and suitability shown by everyone from police and morticians, to parents and 'dream doctors'; and just what parts of the film turned out to be a dream anyway...

All of which leads to the ultimate question: 

How would you survive?

As ever, send your suggestions to howtosurviveshow@gmail.com, and remember - it's just a dream.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Sep 23, 2015

This week, Chris and Joe are talking about The Loved Ones (2009), and how they would survive if they were strapped to a chair and tortured with power tools!

Don't be mistaken - The Loved Ones isn't full on torture-porn (though it does stray into that territory). This is a story of shocks, survival, and unsettling surprises. If you haven't seen the film, watch it now. It's a hysterical thriller which doesn't let up.

We talk about Lola, one of the hidden gems of modern horror; myriad escape opportunities completely missed; a policeman more Inspector Clouseau than Jason Bourne; and one of the most difficult situations one might ever need to escape from.

All of which leads to the ultimate question: 

How would you survive?

As ever, send your suggestions to howtosurviveshow@gmail.com - and remember - you are pretty enough.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Sep 16, 2015

This week, Chris and Joe are taking on an obsessive fan - it's 1990's classic horror, Misery!

Misery is adapted from a Stephen King novel of the same name, and tells the story of Paul Sheldon (James Caan), a writer who is kidnapped by his number one fan - Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates in an Oscar winning performance). As this thriller progresses, the question turns from survival to escape, making it a natural choice for us to discuss. 

We talk about one of the finest vocabularies of any movie character in history; the lack of initiative shown by a small-town sheriff with ideas above his station; and the fine line between being a likable person and inviting your own gruesome murder. 

All of which leads to the ultimate question: 

How would you survive?

As ever, send your suggestions to howtosurviveshow@gmail.com, and remember - the penguin faces due South.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Sep 9, 2015

This week, Chris and Joe are talking about Jurassic World (2015), and how they would survive if they came up against the Indominus Rex!

Jurassic World is part sequel, part re-boot, part trip down memory lane. A fun thrill-ride which ticks all the boxes of a summer blockbuster - including absolutely ludicrous decisions made by characters in their attempts to survive.

We talk about the complete lack of corporate resposibilty shown by every member of a multi-billion dollar corporation; the difficulty of keeping the world's most deadly land animal a secret during its rampage; and the appropriate time for civillian helicopter pilots to involve themselves in military operations.

All of which leads to the ultimate question: 

How would you survive?

As ever, send your suggestions to howtosurviveshow@gmail.com, and remember - this is all Chris Pratt's fault.

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

Sep 2, 2015

This week, Chris and Joe review Alien (1979), and discuss how they would survive if they were passengers on-board The USCSS Nostromo.

Alien is the ultimate story of survival in a tight space. The movie is widely held in the top horror movies of all-time, features some of the most iconic scenes in modern cinema, and spawned a multi-million dollar franchise.

We talk about the complete lack of initiative shown by a galactic starship captain; the benefits of a solid medical checklist procedure; and the age old question: should you save the cat?

All of which leads to the most important question of all:

How would you survive?

So grab a magazine, roll it up, and prepare for the best podcast you'll hear all week.

As always, be sure to send your thoughts and suggestions to howtosurviveshow@gmail.com

Another classic film solved by the best movie podcast in the world.

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