The Horror Obsessive Podcast: What Lies Beneath

Have you ever watched an adult thriller like Fatal Attraction and thought, “This movie is pretty good, but it would be a lot better if it had some ghosts?” If you answered yes, you’ll love this latest episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast. My cohost Sean Parker and I discuss the 2000 supernatural thriller What Lies Beneath (not to be confused with the 2020 flick What Lies Below), and as usual, we come at the film from entirely different points of view.

What Lies Beneath concerns empty-nester Claire (Michelle Pfeiffer), who begins to experience some seemingly supernatural phenomena in her house, and when she tells her husband (Harrison Ford) about the ghostly goings-on, he doesn’t believe her. Still, the creepy occurrences persist. And after a while, Claire learns that her spectral visitor is there to uncover a long-buried secret that will turn her world upside down.

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As I said, Sean and I have very different takes on this movie, and our conversation covers all the main reasons why we like or dislike it. For example, we talk about the scares, the atmosphere, the cinematography, and the characters, and even though we don’t agree on much, we mostly understand each other’s perspectives.

On top of that, we also discuss some of the biggest and best news to hit the horror world in the last few weeks, like the recently announced Talk to Me sequel, the upcoming release of Podcast alum Dane Elcar’s Brightwood, and a few more of our favorite films from the Fantasia International Film Festival.

As always, if you enjoyed listening to us talk about What Lies Beneath, join us again for the next episode of The Horror Obsessive Podcast in two weeks. We’ll be discussing one of the most beloved cult classics from the 1980s and one of my most cherished childhood favorites: The Monster Squad.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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