Vol. 2, no. 1: Resting Pod Face

Link to the show: Young Adult Movie Ministry Vol. 2 no. 1 on Substack
Release date: August 18, 2021

Movie of the Week

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), directed by Philip Kaufman
[Free on Amazon Prime Video | Digital Rental on iTunes]

Who the Hosts Are This Week

Sam is editor of Forever Wars, freelancer, editor for hire, and very, very, very calm person. Alissa is Vox’s film critic and a loud scream.

Special Guest

Jeff VanderMeer is a short-story writer and novelist, author of Annihilation, Hummingbird Salamander, A Peculiar Peril, and short-story collection The Third Bear.

Other Mentions

  • M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening (a truly awful movie)
  • John Carpenter’s The Thing (this one held up pretty well)
  • Jainism (briefly mentioned, but little-enough known it’s worth a link!)
  • The Holiday Armadillo episode of Friends
  • Erich Von Daniken’s book Chariots of the Gods? (a book suggesting that extraterrestrial beings influenced ancient technology)
  • On A Sunbeam by Tillie Walden (a graphic novel Sam really likes)
  • Francis Ford Coppola’s movie The Conversation (per Alissa, probably the greatest sound designed movie of all time)
  • Amy Seimetz (director of She Dies Tomorrow and a director who Sam and Alissa think could do a good update of Body Snatchers)
  • 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
  • The Jerusalem Quartet series by Edward Whittemore