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#064: Halloween Film Picks, The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix), Bodyguard (Netflix), Bennett’s Curse

Zadzooks! Happy Hour: Episode 064
Written by Todd Stowell

This week, Joe dives into his picks for best Halloween Blu-Ray releases, and the guys review The Haunting of Hill House (Netflix) and Bodyguard (Netflix). Lastly, Joe travels to another Halloween Haunt, Bennett’s Cove.

The Haunting of Hill House

This modern reimagining of the Shirley Jackson novel follows siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country.. Now adults, they are forced back together in the face of tragedy and must finally confront the ghosts of their past. Some of those ghosts still lurk in their minds, while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winner Timothy Hutton, Carla Gugino and Henry Thomas. Mike Flanagan, a veteran of the horror genre, created the series.

Starring Michiel Huisman, Carla Gugino, Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Kate Siegel, Victoria Pedretti, Lulu Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Paxton Singleton, Julian Hilliard, Violet McGraw, and Timothy Hutton.

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Bodyguard

War veteran David Budd finds work as a police sergeant with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, in the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch. He is assigned to protect the home secretary, the Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP, a controversial and ambitious politician who is described as “the sociopath” by one of her aides, and who has plans to introduce invasive new surveillance powers for security forces. Finding himself increasingly at odds with Montague’s policies and personality, and dealing with physical and psychological scars from his time serving in Afghanistan, volatile Budd is torn between his beliefs and his duty to protect.

Starring Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, Paul Ready, Vincent Franklin, Stuart Bowman, Nina Toussaint-White, Stephanie Hyam, Tom Brooke, Matt Stokoe, Pippa Haywood, and Nicholas Gleaves.

About the author

Todd Stowell

At night, I'm 1/2 of the Zadzooks! Happy Hour podcast. By day, I'm a Director of Digital Technology. My top-5 go-to movies are Ghostbusters (1984), Die Hard, Unbreakable, Back to the Future and Shaun of the Dead.

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