On the sixth episode of All the Film Things, I am joined by my friend, Lina Smith for this special Halloween episode as we talk about horror films!

Whenever October comes around, many people watch their favorite horror films to be fully immersed in the Halloween season. Lina is a horror film aficionado while I am the exact opposite. Aside from a few exceptions (specifically The Shining), I can’t enjoy horror films. I would much rather watch an Alfred Hitchcock film. 

This episode was recorded on October 11, 2023. This is the 50th episode of ATFT (but only the sixth episode of this wide release). This is the latest of three episodes Lina has been a guest on (stay tuned for our Greta Gerwig episode… it’s a good one). Lina requested the topic due to her love for horror films. 

This episode was previously scheduled to be released on Wednesday, October 26 but unfortunately due to exporting errors, this episode is a few days late. I sincerely apologize for this delay. I take these deadlines very seriously. Something was wrong with the sequence but I was fortunately able to transfer the sequence into another project. While there are some noticeable errors and glitches in the episode, I hope it will still be enjoyable!

In this episode, Lina talks about some of her favorite horror films, such as The Cabin in the Woods and Hereditary, her thoughts on horror films today, the effect horror films have had on her, and much more! Lina is particularly a fan of Ari Aster so we discussed his work and his current place in being one of the newly established directors of horror today. Towards the end of the episode, I ask Lina a sort of “rapid fire” where I name a horror film and she tells me her thoughts on it. 

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