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Dark Discussions Podcast – Episode 277 – Kong: Skull Island

Over 85 years ago, director Merian C. Cooper with one of the biggest authors of all time, Edgar Wallace, came up with the idea of King Kong, a giant ape like monster on an island isolated from time entitled Skull Island. That movie, 1933’s King Kong, with its fantastic special effects, became a sensation and one of the greatest movies of all time. As it goes, Hollywood and even Japanese cinema, took the monster and made remakes and spinoffs about this giant ape creature. With the reboot of Godzilla, Legendary Pictures have continued the trend with the new movie, Kong: Skull Island.

Government agent, Bill Randa, forms a party of military men, trackers, a photographer, and scientists to head an expedition to the remote and uncharted island, Skull Island, under the ruse to map its land. However, while there, they get attacked by the giant ape, King Kong, and are forced to survive the wilds of the monster-filled land. The catch is, they only have a few days before their naval vessel leaves. Coincidence?

The film was directed by unknown Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a screenplay headed by director/writer Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler). Not leaving any stones unturned, the production includes an all-star cast including Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Can the incredible special effects and splendid cast make this film better than the fairly uninspired Godzilla reboot? Dark Discussions gives their opinion.he long awaited film, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word, has arrived to all VOD services. Directed by the highly regarded film maker Simon Rumley, the based-on-fact movie may remind folks of such films as In Cold Blood, but has traits of possession films, thrillers, and police procedurals. Dark Discussions takes a look at this new entry of true crime horror films and gives their opinion.

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