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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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Aug 31, 2016

It's episode 55... and we're having an identity crisis...

The Thing (1982) tells the story of a group of researchers in the antarctic who are infiltrated by an alien which can take on the form of any living thing it comes into contact with (but not before killing them first).

We discuss the difficulties of discerning between Scandinavian nationalities; the intricacies of the world's most advanced data analysis software; and just why a scientific research team has the weapons capabilities of a small country...

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THE F*CKING COUCH!

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

Aug 24, 2016

It's episode 54... and we're trying to cover the fact that we're actually cold, dead robots with a look at one of the coldest robots in modern cinema...

Ex Machina (2015) tells the story of Caleb; a young man who travels to visit the home of an elusive genius in order to carry out a turing test on the world's first fully intelligent robot - but all is not what it seems... and before long Caleb is plunged into a puzzle that causes him to question his ethics, his sanity and even his humanity...

We stress the importance of moderate alcohol consumption; the difficulties of data security in the digital age; and above all, the risks of falling head over heels in love with machinery.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... Isn't it strange, to create something that hates you?

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

Aug 17, 2016

It's episode 53...which means How to Survive has been going on every week for a whole year, and we will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

This week we confront one of the most emotionless, mechanical, soulless creatures in Hollywood history - James Cameron! But wait, it's back when he was good! That's right, it's The Terminator (1984), with Arnold Schwarzenegger making his How to Survive bow as the titular technological terror.

We debate the questionable sleeping habits of technophobic time-travellers, wonder why the T-101's deadeye aim abandons him at the crucial moment, and ask ourselves just how much celebratory alcohol can two men drink before the podcast becomes completely nonsensical?

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure...there's a storm coming.

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

Aug 10, 2016

It's episode 52...but have no fear little ones, we are here to protect thee!

This week we're diving into British horror classic The Omen (1976) to tackle cinema's most enduring troublesome tyke. US ambassador Robert Thorn is happily married with their child Damien in tow, but is the boy in question all he appears? Could he, or possibly an international satanic conspiracy dedicated to him, be responsible for the sudden and grisly deaths of Robert's friends and associates?

We debate nature vs nurture theories of child rearing, query whether political correctness really has gone mad and confront maybe the greatest terror we've ever faced - elevators in 1970s Italian hospitals.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure...it's all for you Damien!

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

Aug 3, 2016

It's episode 51... and a welcome return for cinema's greatest character!

Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI (1986) tells the story of Tommy Jarvis (again) and his fight to overcome a hockey-masked murderer for the third time in a row. It will shock you to learn that some teenagers die in unbelievable ways, but it will shock you more to learn that the franchise has finally grown a sense of humour...

We talk about the greatest silent movie hero since Buster Keaton; the benefits of yoga in preventing a broken spine; and the benefits of using a lifejacket around open bodies of water.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... I've seen enough horror movies to know any weirdo wearing a mask is never friendly.

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

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