84: Congo (w/ John Crinan)

Well, it's official. It's 2020 and we are back, proper! So, without further ado... Here is Episode 84!


This week, we are delighted to be joined by horror writer and the co-host of the A Nice Chianti Podcast (alongside our old pal Zoe Rose Smith)...

It's John Crinan!



His chosen film? Congo!


Back in 1995, Michael Crichton was flavour of the month, due in no small part to the not inconsiderable success of Jurassic Park, and ahead of the glut of adaptations that would follow. Nestled in among the early offerings is Congo


Directed by Frank Marshall (Alive, Arachnophobia) and boasting an all-star cast which features Tim Curry, Ernie Hudson, Bruce Campbell, Joe Don Baker, Joe Pantoliano and Mitch's favourite, Laura Linney, Congo is an old-school actioner injected with 90's tech nonsense. 


But is it any good? 


The synopsis is as follows: 


Scientist Karen Ross is sent by her father-in-law, mogul R.B. Travis, to the Congo to determine the whereabouts of his son's missing diamond-hunting team.

Led by expert guide Kelly, Ross and a mismatched search party -- including primatologist Dr. Peter Elliot, treasure hunter Herkermer Homolka and a gorilla -- discover a danger far more sinister than anything they expected to find, even in the heart of the jungle.



Please note that this episode contains strong language, conversations of an adult nature and EXTREMELY Scottish accents. 


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