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Altered States with Siren/Super Dark Times screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski

Altered States with Siren/Super Dark Times screenwriters Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski

For this episode of Scream Addicts, Jinx welcomes Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski to the show.  The screenwriting duo known for such films as Siren and the upcoming Super Dark Times, Messrs. Collins and Piotrowski have chosen Ken Russell’s trippy 1980 sci-fi/horror film Altered States for discussion this week.

Based upon the novel by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky (who wrote the script under a pseudonym), Altered States inspires a chat which touches on the film’s themes, whether or not it’s really a love story at heart, and the debatable merits of its “apeman run amok” sequence.  Along the way, we discuss sensory deprivation tanks, the film’s massive list of potential directors, and…“wisdom teeth” movies?

It’s a fantastic conversation with a great set of guests, and it’s one we hope you enjoy!

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