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101 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
#113: The Final Destination Franchise
Once again, Liz and Evan have marathoned an early-2000s horror franchise and come out the other side with more questions than answers - it’s time to put together the clues in this FINAL DESTINATION super-episode! Join them as they descend into exhaustion in real time in their effort to unpack every single kill across all 5 movies, trying to make sense of the ultimate ~bad vibes~ franchise and outrun their own deaths along the way. (Plus: plenty of excellent Easter eggs, essential advice for how to tackle these movies on your own time, and Evan’s recurring compulsion to talk about Jet Li!) If you, too, think CGI should’ve been made illegal after these films’ release, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. As always, make sure you rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast: through action, you will be saved.
33 minutes | May 31, 2022
#112: Saturday the 14th
This week, Liz and Evan finally make their triumphant returns from illness-induced delays to tackle the ‘80s horror spoof SATURDAY THE 14th! Join them as they ponder the differences between “fun” and “entertaining,” recap their favorite gags, and discuss the ethics of underage character near-nudity. If you, too, are sick of these damn owls, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Make sure you rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, lest the evil herein be released…
37 minutes | Apr 12, 2022
This week, Liz and Evan join a girlboss vampire gang and try to make sense of the 2020 queer coming-of-age film BIT! Join them as they analyze the film’s trans representation, ponder the gender politics of a vampire utopia, and lament the outcome of this toothless teen flick that just wasn’t transgressive enough. If you, too, might find yourself entranced by a strange man who introduces you to disco, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Make sure you rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, and we promise we won’t get pregnant in the sequel.
25 minutes | Mar 24, 2022
Bonus: 2022 Oscars Preview
Before this weekend’s 94th Academy Awards ceremony, we decided to record a little bonus episode for our listeners in the form of this extremely chaotic Oscars special. Join us as we make our official predictions, debate our favorite nominations and snubs, and share our enthusiasm about the horror films making surprise appearances! Just don’t count on us to win your Oscar pool… things tend to get a bit off the rails here when we dip our toes into awards season.
35 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
#110: Pay the Ghost
This week, Liz and Evan celebrate Samhain in colonial-era New York City with the VOD star vehicle Pay the Ghost! Join them as they discuss Nicolas Cage’s long and illustrious career, wonder aloud what it means to be Celtic, and get into a heated debate about face paint. If you, too, are still mad about the ending of Green Book, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Make sure you rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, and of course, don’t forget to pay the ghost…
30 minutes | Feb 22, 2022
This week, Liz and Evan head down the river to solve the mystery of the 2004 made-for-TV monster movie Frankenfish! Join them as they carve out a place in the canon for Syfy original movies, ponder whether the film provides an accurate portrayal of backwoods bayou life, and share their enthusiasm for this surprisingly entertaining and well-crafted creature feature. If you, too, need to see a man about a bag of squirrels and a mess of fish, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. It may be a challenge to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, but remember: if it was easy, it wouldn’t be podcasting. It’d be shopping.
59 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
#108: Ringu 0: Birthday
This week, Liz and Evan return to the J-Horror well (get it?) to unpack the mysteries of the 2000 prequel Ringu 0: Birthday! They’re joined by a familiar voice, returning guest and Ringu expert James Skosky, who helps put the film in context amidst the sprawling rest of the franchise. Join them as they discuss how the state of the Japanese film industry led to The Ring's international success, explore the movie’s empathetic and tragic take on Sadako, and ponder the enduring appeal of this franchise’s imagery, even in an era where nobody owns VCRs anymore. If you, too, famously threw a tantrum and refused to go swimming in the ocean, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and drop by our Twitter @nowscreaming. You can also show James some love on Twitter or Letterboxd @mst3james! Don’t forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast in the next 7 days… it’s the only way to make sure you survive…
35 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
#107: Hell House LLC
This week, Liz and Evan kick off a new year with the first entry in a beloved recent indie franchise: HELL HOUSE LLC. Join them as they debate the inherent tension in the film’s structure, share their disparate opinions on found-footage horror in general, and try to do the film justice in describing its scariest sequences. If you, too, want to go in a creepy-ass room, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, because by the time you got to the front door, the police were arriving.
44 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
#106: Black Christmas
In this, the last episode of 2021, Liz and Evan have a horrifying holiday and take on the 1974 proto-slasher BLACK CHRISTMAS. Join them as they ponder a classic so truly terrifying it stunned them into silence, run down the all-star cast, and dive deep into how this nearly 50-year-old film is somehow more progressive than either of its more recent remakes. If you, too, like movies about groups of people where they all get killed, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast - but don’t tell them what we did while daddy was gone a-hunting, Agnes…
36 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Be careful what you wish for… This week, Liz and Evan’s deepest desires are realized, thanks to the ‘90s horror fanservice masterpiece WISHMASTER! Join them as they delight in the profane silliness and spectacular practical effects, unpack all the film’s Easter eggs, and pit their tiny 21st century brains against one that walked the spaces between the worlds, and trod the wings of angels beneath his concrete feet. If you, too, wish to be released from your fear, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast - but choose your words very carefully… your soul might be on the line.
31 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
#104: The Ranger
This week, Liz and Evan are a couple of punks on the run as they tackle Jenn Wexler’s 2018 slasher THE RANGER. Join them as they laud the deadpan menace of the titular antagonist, propose a more psychological take on the material, and embrace the beast within to praise the film’s bloodiest sequences. If you, too, have been entrusted by Harry S. Truman to protect the forest, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. And of course, heed the sign: rate nothing but our podcast, review nothing but our podcast, and kill nothing but time (listening to our podcast).
31 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
#103: American Mary
This week, Liz and Evan return to their roulette roots after the last couple guest episodes to tackle the Soska Sisters’ rape-revenge body horror cult favorite AMERICAN MARY. Join them as they ponder what makes a scream queen, consider the ins and outs of body modification, and laud this slightly surreal take on the “heavy metal sexy woman” subgenre. If you, too, are now afraid your doctor might be a psychopath, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. You’d better not forget to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast, too - don’t fuck up. Podcast listeners don’t have the luxury of being sorry.
45 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
#102: The Omen
It’s all for you, listeners: this week, Liz and Evan take a slight detour from the schedule to tackle a classic about the horrors of parenthood: Richard Donner’s 1976 THE OMEN. They’re accompanied by a couple of extremely special guests with some unique expertise on the subject: their mothers! Join them as they try to reconcile the film’s tonal conflicts, debate whether or not Jerry Goldsmith’s Oscar-winning score is any good, and explore why both their moms have such a difficult time engaging with horror as a genre. If you, too, relish in the vulnerability of fear, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to go to your podcast platform of choice, and seek the old man Bugenhagen. He alone will describe how to review and subscribe.
35 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
Fantasia Festival 2021 (Part 2)
We’re back with Part 2 of our coverage of the 25th annual Fantasia Festival, and it turns out the second half of the fest held some of the year’s very best horror films. The festival itself has come to a close, but that’s why we’re here to talk about a few more gems for you to keep your eye on. Join us as we once again reflect on the state of the trauma metaphor trend in horror and dig into some of the gnarliest and most creative films we’ve seen in years. As always, no spoilers here, but if you’re interested in something specific, you can find the timestamps of each below: DON’T SAY ITS NAME (1:05) WHEN I CONSUME YOU (3:02) MARTYRS LANE (6:58) THE NIGHT HOUSE (9:46) #BLUE_WHALE (14:20) THE SADNESS (22:58) BEYOND THE INFINITE TWO MINUTES (28:44)
29 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
Japan Cuts 2021
Festival season continues apace, so we’re back again to tell you all about this year’s Japan Cuts festival, which highlights the latest and greatest in Japanese film. Allow us to regale you with our thoughts on the festival’s horror slate, which includes one of our favorite movies of 2021, period! But will we ever stop comparing things to M. Night Shyamalan? Only time will tell. Japan Cuts is both online and in-person, and runs through September 2nd, so catch these films while you can! We keep our discussions spoiler-free, but you can find the timestamps of each film below: HIRUKO THE GOBLIN (2:00) MARI AND MARI (7:43) WIFE OF A SPY (10:23) B/B (12:16) WONDERFUL PARADISE (14:31) THE GREAT YOKAI WAR - GUARDIANS (17:38)
38 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Fantasia Festival 2021 (Part 1)
The 2021 edition of Fantasia Festival is in full swing, and we’re honored to once again have the opportunity to break down the latest and greatest in horror (and horror-adjacent) cinema. There are a ton of spectacular premieres that we can’t wait to tell you all about - and we’re just getting started! Fantasia’s 25th incarnation is going on now, and runs through August 25th, so go screen some films, or at the very least check out the festival’s website to learn about some coming attractions to keep an eye on. We keep our discussions spoiler-free, but if you’re interested in something specific, you can find the timestamps of each below: COMING HOME IN THE DARK (2:17) HOTEL POSEIDON (5:17) AGNES (9:00) HELLBENDER (12:20) BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION (16:23) THE RIGHTEOUS (20:46) THE LAST THING MARY SAW (24:20) ALIEN ON STAGE (28:20) WE’RE ALL GOING TO THE WORLD’S FAIR (30:36)
38 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
#101: The Terror
This week, Liz and Evan kick off the triple-digit era with the roulette’s latest pick: the infamous 1963 Roger Corman production THE TERROR. They’re joined by their first guest in far too long: Marie-Elle Merchant (@marieelephant), who’s here to share some surprising facts about Jack Nicholson and help them unpack this film’s troubled production and moody mysteries. Join them as they ponder wife drama, relate stories of DIY problem-solving, and question how a cast this great could all seem so indifferent to one another. If you, too, wish you were always watching Boris Karloff movies, then be sure to check out nowscreaming.com, and come visit us on Twitter @nowscreaming. Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to the podcast… that’s why we have a Third Amendment, after all.
118 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
#100.5: M. Night Shyamalan-a-thon
Surprise! Once again, we subjected ourselves to a marathon to prepare for a new theatrical horror release, and once again, we’ve decided to recap the journey for your listening pleasure. Before our sojourn to the beach that makes you OLD, we binge-watched our way through M. Night Shyamalan’s filmography, and what happened along the way might shock you as much as it did us. Listen to us rank all Shyamalan’s major movies and break down the good, the bad, and the Philadelphia amidst one of the most unique oeuvres in film history. Mild spoilers lie within, but we do our best to protect you from the most shocking twists as we unpack Night’s themes, style, and place in pop culture. You, too, can join us, as long as you’re willing to believe…
68 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
#100: 100th Episode Extravaganza
This week, Liz and Evan celebrate Now Screaming’s 100th episode by taking a look back at the long, strange journey they’ve been on. Join them as they reflect on how their horror tastes have changed, play some musical and mathematical trivia games, and call upon magic powers to see what the future might hold. In classic fashion, of course, the roulette will ultimately determine their fate. Amidst all the revelry, it’s important for us to acknowledge that Now Screaming would be nothing without YOU, the listener. If you’ve spent some time with the podcast at any point over the past 100 episodes: thank you, thank you, thank you. We hope you’ll continue to join us and help make our little corner of the horror community the best and spookiest it can be.
67 minutes | May 28, 2021
#99.5: The Saw Franchise
We binge-watched all the Saw movies, and it turns out the biggest twist of all… is that we kinda like this franchise now!? We succumbed to Jigsaw’s game just in time for the theatrical release of the latest installment, SPIRAL, and we’re here to break it all down for you. Listen to us lament the failures of the franchise at its nastiest and most boring while relishing in the delights of being tricked and manipulated by our favorites. We debate the gratuitous sexuality of 2000s horror and the credit that copycat killers deserve while trying to make sense of the incomprehensible number of characters and plot twists across these movies. Welcome to Hoffmanville, folks. We spoil the entire Saw franchise here, but we hold a bit back in our discussion of SPIRAL, since not everyone can make it out to theaters right now. Still, if you want to save our discussion of that movie for later, we won’t hold it against you - we talk about it from 48:41-59:48.
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