Wake in Fright

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A very special episode of MG as VFX Oscar nominee Joe Farrell joins us to talk about 1971's notorious shocker WAKE IN FRIGHT, often listed as one of the greatest -- and most disturbing -- films of the 70's, and it was based on the novel by our guest's own grandfather!  Long thought lost, the picture was rescued from obscurity by its editor, who, after nearly a decade of searching, discovered a pristine copy in Pittsburgh, and was re-released in 2009 to long-deserved acclaim. Though almost 50 years old, the film completely retains its ability to horrify. (WARNING to viewers: this film contains non-simulated animal hunting and killing).

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