Leigh Whannell
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Movies Unlimited
Season 02 | Episode 19

Leigh Whannell

Writer / Director

Recorded LIVE at Monsterpalooza, writer/director Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious, Upgrade) joins Josh and Joe on stage to talk practical effects, the longterm benefits of film versus digital, and more.

Show Notes:

Movies Referenced In This Episode

Saw (2004)
Dead Silence (2007)
Upgrade (2018)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
Network (1976)
Total Recall (1990)
Jurassic Park (1993)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Robocop (1987)
The Thing (1982)
The Howling (1981)
Star Wars (1977)
Jaws (1975)
Gravity (2013)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Gremlins (1984)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Ready Player One (2018)
Armageddon (1998)
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985)
Darkman (1990)
Die Hard (1988)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Out of Africa (1985)
The Artist (2011)
8 1/2 (1963)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Fargo (1996)
Miller’s Crossing (1990)
Magnolia (1999)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Piranha (1978)
Explorers (1985)
Ghostbusters (1984)
The Goonies (1985)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1979)
Renegades (1989)
Never Too Young To Die (1986)
The Time Travelers (1964)
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992)
The Abyss (1989)
The Avengers (2012)

Other Notable Items

The Saw franchise
Waverley Gardens Twin Cinema in Melbourne, Australia
Institute of Gremlins 2 Studies Twitter account
Ash Williams himself, Bruce Campbell, who preceded Josh and Joe’s panel at Monsterpalooza
Makeup wunderkind Rob Bottin
Jack White’s esoteric recording methods

Joe’s Eerie, Indiana television series (1991-1992)

Leigh’s upcoming Invisible Man remake

The Insidious franchise
Joe Dante’s great hair

Bonnie Bedelia’s very great, very 80s hair in Die Hard

Lost Boys saxophonist Tim Cappello

Director Richard Quine’s filmography

Daniel Waters podcast episode

This list is also available on Letterboxd.