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The Letterboxd Show: Four Favorites with Scott Derrickson

Movies mentioned in season three, episode 26 of The Letterboxd Show podcast.

We picked up The Black Phone and called in a sinister filmmaker known for raising hell. Writer and director Scott Derrickson talks to hosts Gemma and Slim about growing up at the drive-in, and how his four favorite films (Poltergeist, Suspiria, Carrie and I Saw the Devil) have influenced his filmmaking career.

Plus: that Sinister jump-scare, being too scared to go on ghost hunts, learning about horror films from episodes of Community and The Simpsons, how Poltergeist is Spielberg’s raciest story, why the first act of Suspiria is the best cinema ever made, why the last act of Carrie is the best cinema ever made, the Letterboxd community’s thirst for Ethan Hawke as a serial killer, America’s problem with revenge (and Korea’s answer to it).

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  • Poltergeist
  • Suspiria
  • Carrie
  • I Saw the Devil
  • The Black Phone
  • Sinister
  • Poltergeist
  • Halloween
  • Friday the 13th
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Scream
  • The Exorcist
  • The Shining
  • Star Wars
  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Ordet
  • Speak No Evil
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
  • The Tingler
  • Death Race 2000
  • Blow Out
  • Smile
  • The Haunting
  • The Curse of the Cat People
  • Light & Magic
  • The Godfather
  • A Bittersweet Life
  • The Gorge
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • TÁR