This week on The Spectator Film Podcast…
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998) 10.18.19
Featuring: Austin, Maxx
Commentary track begins at 16:03
— Notes —
- The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to Literary Genre by Tzvetan Todorov — Here’s a link to Todorov’s book on the Fantastic, which comes up frequently in our discussions of films featuring any supernatural elements – and it’s certainly relevant to any discussion of Scooby-Doo. Both insightful and engaging, there’s a reason this book is a classic of academic criticism. If you’re interested in learning more about the fantastic you can also check this post on Owlcation and then this excerpted PDF chapter on the fantastic
- Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover — One of the most substantial books discussing the horror genre. We bring it up almost every time we watch a horror film, and it definitely played a role in our discussion of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island as well.
— Corrections —
- Hanna-Barbera shopped out animation of Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, along with four other Scooby-Doo direct-to-video films, to Mook Animation in Japan.
- Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain — This is the Anthony Bourdain book Austin couldn’t recall in the middle of the episode. Fantastic book.
- The Witches Curse is an insane 1962 peplum film directed by Ricardo Freda – highly recommended, by the way. What Austin & Maxx really meant was Scooby-Doo and The Witch’s Ghost (1999).