Audio from this week’s Tannis On Pods pick, ‘This Movie Changed Me’:
Hello, citizens of the world!
Oscars season has come and gone. It certainly wasn’t my favorite year, but there were some gems!
Shout-out to Jojo Rabbit, one of my new favorite movies of all time ???
My absolute favorite film genre is horror. It’s the genre that doesn’t get much love during awards season.
The very short list of Oscar-winning horror films includes ‘The Silence of the Lambs,’ ‘Jaws,’ ‘Misery,’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ #tannisroot
Growing up, my mom always told me stories about the scariest movie of all time – The Exorcist. Stories of people who fainted in the theater, some who puked, and others who ended up in therapy after watching it!
Suffice it to say, I was compelled ?
My mom had a pretty strict ‘no R-rated movies’ rule, so it wasn’t until high school that I finally got the chance to scare the bejesus out of myself.
Like all 90’s children, I went over to Blockbuster (RIP) with my best friend each week and asked the cinephiles who worked there for their favorite scary movie recommendations. ??
We didn’t want to jump into watching The Exorcist right away. Instead, we built some backbone by watching all the other movies on the various “scariest of all time” lists.
My recommendation this week is in honor of all those great movies that stole precious hours of sleep from me during my youth.
Podcast: This Movie Changed Me
Episode: The Exorcist — Mark Kermode
This Movie Changed Me is a podcast from The On Being Project. Every episode, the host “guides guests to explore and celebrate the transformative role movies play in their lives.” The network has several other podcasts that are all worth a listen.
This episode is a discussion of The Exorcist with British film critic Mark Kermode. He talks about how influential the movie is in his life, sans spoilers. If you’ve been too terrified to watch the movie, this interview may just convince you to give it a try.
Or, if you’ve seen the film before, now is a great time to revisit it considering the recent news of actor Max Von Sydow’s passing.
Whether you’re a film buff or a movie novice, reach out at email@example.com and tell me your thoughts on this week’s recommendation.
The power of Christ compels you! ?♀️
Ta ta for now.