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Episode 259 – The Evil Lie

Episode 259 – The Evil Lie
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Happy Blumhouse-ween

This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl get in the Halloween mood talking about two of the four new Blumhouse Halloween movies on Amazon Prime, ‘The Lie’ and ‘Evil Eye’. Plus, all the best news bites of the week.

Episode Index

Intro: 0:45
Justice League: 2:57
Willow Sequel: 8:21
Quibi Shuts Down: 15:02
The Old Guard Dominates: 24:08
The Lie Mini-Review: 31:04
Evil Eye Mini-Review: 44:14

News Bites

Jared Leto to Play Joker in Zack Snyder’s ‘Justice League’
Willow’ Sequel Series Officially a Go at Disney Plus, Jon M. Chu to Direct
Quibi To Shut Down, Ending $2B Streaming Experiment
The Old Guard Was Even More Popular Than We Realized

The Lie (2018)

Summary

In this drama, a father and daughter are on their way to dance camp when they spot the girl’s best friend on the side of the road. When they stop to offer the friend a ride, their good intentions soon result in terrible consequences. The family quickly closes ranks and decides not to tell anybody. But secrets rarely stay secret for long… and they soon find themselves faced with an impossible choice that will alter the course of their lives forever.

Cast

Mireille Enos as Rebecca
Peter Sarsgaard as Jay
Joey King as Kayla
Cas Anvar as Sam Ifrani
Devery Jacobs as Brittany
Nicholas Lea as Detective Rodney Barnes
Patti Kim as Detective Kenji Tagata

Crew

Directed by
Veena Sud

Produced by
Jason Blum
Alix Madigan
Christopher Tricarico

Written by
Veena Sud

Based on We Monsters by
Marcus Seibert
Sebastian Ko

Music by
Tamar-kali

Cinematography
Peter Wunstorf

Edited by
Phil Fowler

Production

Production Company
Blumhouse Television
Mad Dog Films
Bitter Boy Productions

Distributed by
Amazon Studios

Release date
September 13, 2018 (TIFF)
October 6, 2020 (United States)

Running Time 97 minutes

Filming

Principal photography on the film began in January 2018. Its working title was Between the Earth and the Sky. The film is set in Canada and shot in the Toronto area.

Release

The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2018. In August 2020, Amazon Studios acquired distribution rights to the film and premiered it on October 6, 2020. Along with Black Box, it’s one of the first two movies released from Blumhouse Productions’s 8-film anthology Welcome to the Blumhouse.

Reception

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 42% based on 59 reviews, with an average rating of 5.11/10. The website’s critics consensus reads, “Queasily compelling without ever truly coming together, The Lie won’t fool many viewers seeking worthwhile horror fare.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 47 out of 100, based on 12 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Evil Eye (2020)

Summary

A curse from the past reawakens in the present to torment a family in Evil Eye, a stylish suspense thriller with a supernatural edge. From her home in Delhi, India, proud parent Usha Khatri (Sarita Choudhury) is overjoyed when her daughter Pallavi (Sunita Mani) calls from New Orleans with news that she has met someone special. But Usha’s happiness turns to fear when she notices strange similarities between Pallavi’s wealthy boyfriend Sandeep (Omar Maskati) and a frightening figure from her own past. Although her suspicions are dismissed by friends and family, the more Usha learns about this new man in her daughter’s life, the more certain she becomes that an evil force from 30 years earlier has returned with a vengeance. When Pallavi announces her engagement to Sandeep, Usha is forced to confront a terrifying question: How do you protect the ones you love when the thing you fear most won’t stay dead?

Cast

Sarita Choudhury as Usha Kharti
Sunita Mani as Pallavi Kharti
Omar Maskati as Sandeep
Bernard White as Krishnan

Crew

Directed by
Elan Dassani
Rajeev Dassani

Screenplay by
Madhuri Shekar

Based on the Audible Original Audio Play Evil Eye by
Madhuri Shekar

Music by
Ronit Kirchman

Cinematography
Yaron Levy

Edited by
Kristina Hamilton-Grobler

Production

Produced by
Ian Watermeier
Nina Anand Aujla

Production Companies
Blumhouse Television
Purple Pebble Pictures

Distributed by
Amazon Studios

Release date
October 13, 2020

Running Time
89 minutes

Budget
$5 million

Filming

Filming took place in New Orleans from November to December 2019.

Reception

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 53% based on 36 reviews, with an average rating of 5.63/10. The website’s critics consensus reads: “With Evil Eye, directors Elan and Rajeev Dassani spy a premise that has no shortage of potential, but despite the efforts of a game cast, it remains tantalizingly unfulfilled.” On Metacritic has a weighted average score of 55 out of 100, based on eight critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

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