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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: January, 2017
Jan 25, 2017

It's episode 76... and no more keeping you in the dark...

Lights Out (2016) tells the story of Rebecca and Martin, two siblings whose lives are turned upside down when a ghost from their mother's past re-emerges. But this is no figurative ghost... it's an actual demon who can only attack in the dark.

We talk about the very real risk of killer candles; the dying art of neighbourly charity; and the importance of rigorous ethical approval in experimental science.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

There's no you without me!

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

Jan 18, 2017

It's episode 75... and everything is permitted...

Assassin's Creed (2016) tells the story Cal Lynch, a man who is taken from death row (after being executed) to a research facility run by The Knights Templar.

Cal is forced to live out the memories of his ancestor, a master assassin whose only goal in life was to keep the mysterious Apple of Eden from falling into the hands of The Knights Templar. 

We talk about the benefits of having nothing to lose; the merits of doing a thorough job in killing your enemies (especially when you're an assassin); and as always, the benefits of clear and concise communication.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

We work in the dark to serve the light.

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

Jan 11, 2017

It's episode 74... and time to wake up...

Passengers (2016) tells the story of Jim, a passenger aboard an interstellar spaceship which is heading to a new settlement. The passengers are all kept in a state of hibernation for the 120 year journey. Disaster strikes, and Jim wakes up. Driven mad by loneliness, will he wake up another passenger, Aurora, sentencing her to death for his own selfish ends? Yes he will. But will they survive?

We talk about the difficulty of creating working robotic legs well in advance of them being useful; a well-calculated economy of sharing out a lifespan; and some of the most glaring mistakes in the history of spaceship design.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... 

If you live an ordinary life, all you'll have are ordinary stories.

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

Jan 4, 2017

It's episode 73... and have you ever seen fire in zero gravity? It's beautiful...

Event Horizon (1997) tells the story of the crew of the Lewis and Clark, a spacecraft on a mission to recover another ship (the Event Horizon) which has been missing for seven years. When they reach the Event Horizon (accompanied by the ship's designer, Dr. Weir), the crew are overwhelmed by ghostly events and their very survival is soon at stake.

We talk about how keeping your hands to yourself is generally a safe option; the importance of leaving haunted vessels where they are; and the subtle differences in latin phrases.

All of which leads to one big question: 

How would you survive?

Whatever happens, one thing's for sure... we created How to Survive to reach the stars, but she's gone much, much farther than that. She tore a hole in our universe, a gateway to another dimension. A dimension of pure chaos. Pure... evil. When she crossed over, she was just a ship. But when she came back... she was alive! 

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

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