End Credits Show Notes for Wednesday October 5, 2022 (Episode #266)

This week on End Credits, it’s the Mia Goth appreciation hour. Almost. We are going to talk about the latest entry in Ti West’s unexpected horror trilogy about fame, sex, and sociopathy in Texas. and it’s called Pearl. And since we’re talking about one prequel as the main review of this week’s show, we’re going to make a point and talk about other prequels to kick things off.

This Wednesday, October 5, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:

Back to the Beginnings. This week we’re reviewing Pearl, the unexpected prequel to a horror movie that was released earlier this year. Now prequels get a bad rap as inherently inferior films. After all, we know the fate of certain characters because we’ve already seen them in the previous movie that takes places chronologically after the prequel, so can there ever be such a thing as a good prequel? There can, and we will talk about some of them.

REVIEW: Pearl (2022). Earlier this year, a movie called X was released and it told the story about a group of young people that set up shop at an out-of-the-way farm in rural Texas to make a (*good*) dirty movie. That wasn’t the beginning (or the end) of the story though. In Pearl, we rewind back to 1918 and see the origin of X‘s horny and homicidal villain as she struggles between her desire to be rich and famous in order to get off the hated family farm and her own murderous tendencies. X was a surprise in the spring, so will Pearl be a surprise of the fall?

End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

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