The Letterboxd Show: Chvrches’ Four Favorites

“You find a lot out about yourselves from watching films.” Movies mentioned in season two, episode sixteen of The Letterboxd Show podcast, in which Lauren, Martin and Iain from Chvrches talk about the horror movies that influenced their new album Screen Violence, which they recorded and produced remotely during lockdown. They tell us why they dropped album hints on their Letterboxd profile, and get deep on their five (!) favorite films: The Exorcist (“you can still get people with that film”); A Nightmare on Elm Street; Scream; Carrie and Get Out.

Plus, they tell hosts Slim (of 70mm podcast infamy) and Gemma (Letterboxd editor-in-chief) about remixing John Carpenter, Lauren’s career as a multiplex employee, Kevin Williamson and ’90s teen supremacy, watching movies on tour, the secret etching on their new vinyl, Nia DaCosta’s Candyman, “The Wire effect”, and why He’s All That is all that.

  • The Exorcist
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Scream
  • Carrie
  • Get Out
  • Censor
  • Sorcerer
  • The Fear of God: 25 Years of The Exorcist
  • Spotlight
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge
  • The Faculty
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Still Screaming: The Ultimate Scary Movie Retrospective
  • Psycho
  • The Craft
  • Varsity Blues
  • Misery
  • The Shining
  • Blow Out
  • Escape from New York
  • Big Trouble in Little China
  • Nosferatu
  • I May Destroy You
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Invisible Man
  • Swallow
  • Violation
  • Midsommar
  • Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
  • Dracula
  • Funny Games
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Driller Killer
  • I Spit on Your Grave
  • The Filthy Rich
  • The Last House on the Left
  • Bloodsucking Freaks
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • The Silence of the Lambs
  • He's All That
  • Hellraiser
  • House
  • House II: The Second Story
  • Pet Sematary
  • House IV
  • Candyman