Happy Thanksgiving! Month of Thanks rolls on with a suggestion from friend of the show Tyler Petty. He’s brought us a treat from Mexico that perfectly scratches that Twilight Zone itch. The Similars is at once horrifying, hilarious, and (as with previous Month of Thanks films Pin and Valerie and Her Week of Wonders) contains imagery that is sure to be seared upon our brains for some time to come.

In our most rambling episode to date, we discuss the 1970 Czechoslovakian surrealist cult classic Valerie and Her Week of Wonders. We can’t seem to make heads nor tails of this thing, but we’re not sure if it matters. All you need to know is that there are vampires, magic jewelry eating, and a 30 year old grandmother who’s painted white.

Many thanks to Caroline Fulford for recommending the film. Check out her excellent podcast The Loose Canon wherever you listen.

We kick off our Month of Thanks with recommendation from comic artist Felipe Sobreiro. Pin tells the story of an anatomical medical dummy and the boy who loves him, and it’s a whole lot of crazy. Topics of discussion include: Terry O’Quinn’s quiet intensity, one-side face-licking make-out sessions, Leon’s awful poetry, and the best boyfriend in movie history.

 

On this mini episode, we kick off our Month of Thanks! Throughout the month of November, we’re thanking you, the listener, by diving into our list of recommendations and picking four films that listeners have suggested for the show. That means four weeks of full-length episodes. Will we survive this? Let’s find out!