51: We Have Always Lived in the Castle: Wife It Up


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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 51 about Stacie Passon’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s novel, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, your NEW host Rachel Estridge, and ongoing hosts Mary Kay McBrayer and Mary Beyer answer important questions like these:

Who is your favorite contemporary Scream Queen? What propels the plot of this movie? How long did it take you to realize who dunnit? Did the frame story work? Why does Merricat try to cast a spell to make Constance stay? Who is the strong one, Merricat or Constance? Is everyone enabling everyone else? Is there incestuous abuse happening? Did you feel like all of the characters were well cast? Can we talk about Crispin Glover? Why sugar, specifically? Did you like Merricat? Do you think Merricat’s witchcraft is real? Why does she bury stuff? Do you think that Charles was their actual cousin? What was with the moon?

We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)– Directed by Stacie Passon. Written by Mark Kruger and Shirley Jackson. Performances by Taissa Farmiga, Alexandra Daddario, Crispin Glover, Sebastian Stan

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, home invasion, Shirley Jackson, terror, Gothic, drama, mystery

Where to watch: Netflix

Summary: Merricat, Constance, and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.


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Book Squad Goals’ episode about Shirley Jackson’s novel We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

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