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Welcome to Everything Trying to Kill You, the comedy podcast that talks about horror movies! In episode 67 about Robert Zemeckis’ 2000 film What Lies Beneath, your hosts Mary Kay, Rachel, and Mary bring on the guest of a lifetime, Andrew Farmer! Together, they answer important questions like these:

Why did the theatrical trailer wreck the plot of the movie? Which Hollywood Zaddy would most fuck you up if he turned out to be the bad guy? What does “Zaddy” mean, exactly? Are Winston Duke’s thighs Zaddy-worth? Why did reviewers hate this movie initially? Was it because of the Hitchcock homage and supernatural? What did you think of the camerawork? Did you use the right mechanics in your visual storytelling for shit to land? At what point did you question whether Harrison Ford might be the bad guy? What line sent you through the actual roof? What is the real term for a science bottle? Why all the red herrings? Did the scrapbook even matter (even if the execution is solid)? If you could have one thing from that lake house, what would you take?

What Lies Beneath (2000)– Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Clark Gregg and Sarah Kernochan. Performances by Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford.

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Revenge

Where to watch: Netflix

Summary: It had been a year since Dr. Norman Spencer (Harrison Ford) betrayed his beautiful wife Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer). But with Claire oblivious to the truth, Norman's life and marriage seem so perfect that when Claire tells him of hearing mysterious voices and seeing a young woman's image in their home, he dismisses her terror as delusion. Claire moves closer to the truth and it becomes clear that this apparition will not be dismissed, and has come back for Dr. Spencer and his beautiful wife.


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