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334 minutes | 16 days ago
Episode 15: Carcosa Baby Jesus (Interdimensional Horror)
Since we first started compiling potential topics for "if we ever start a podcast," one of the earliest entries was an episode based around interdimensional horror movies, which Nick dubbed "Piercing the Veil." With the release of the Scream Factory special edition of Event Horizon, this seemed like a perfect time for that theme! Our four movies are Event Horizon (which we've hope you've seen before you hit "play," or the episode intro will be extra perplexing), Banshee Chapter, Mr. Jones (with special guest Justin Dow from Eerie Earfuls!) and The Void. What ensues is a lengthy chat about the original script for Event Horizon, some found-footage-ish horror, cinematic swiss cheese, the Jack Kirby Sandman and much much more. And you get to meet our new sponsor! We hope you enjoy the episode, and please also check out Eerie Earfuls which is a fabulous podcast. And as always, thanks so much for listening!! CW: both Event Horizon and Banshee Chapter have plot points involving suicide, which are discussed in the review. TIMECODES: Event Horizon = 00:05:51 Banshee Chapter = 02:00:23 Mr. Jones = 03:02:48 The Void = 04:21:12
321 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 14: Frogsie Didn't Make It (Zombie World Tour)
Welcome to "Season Two" of the Scary Stuff Podcast! It's just over one year since we first launched our pod, so we're celebrating by going back to our zombie beginnings. For our very first episode, we reviewed the entire Return of the Living Dead franchise. So we're kicking off this next series of episodes with a zombie world tour, with each of our hosts picking one movie to review and then a twitter poll determined the fourth. Jake chose The Battery (2012, United States) from pod-favorite creator Jeremy Gardner (and if you haven't checked out After Midnight, his collaboration with Christian Stella, please please do!). Eric's pick is The Girl With All the Gifts (2016, United Kingdom), the adaptation of the novel from writer Mike Carey. Nick's selection is Little Monsters (2019, Australia), from director Abe Forsythe and starring the fabulous Lupita Nyong'o (and decidedly NOT Howie Mandel). For the fourth and final movie, the winner of the twitter poll was #Alive (2020, South Korea) which is currently available on Netflix. And Jake talks a bit about #Alive's parallel movie Alone as well! Frogsie didn't survive long enough to see this episode's release, but we hope YOU enjoy it. And as always, thanks for listening! TIMECODES: The Battery = 00:04:31 The Girl With All the Gifts = 01:31:27 Little Monsters = 03:00:30 #Alive = 04:04:52
178 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: Falling Into the Desert on a Horse with No "E" (Synchronic, feat. David Lawson Jr!!)
This episode has been a long time coming. Then again, time is a frozen river (and also a lie) so maybe it hasn't been? Either way, if you heard our eighth episode, you know how much we adore the works of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. Now that their latest feature Synchronic is widely available, we are thrilled to make it the subject of its own bonus episode. And even better, the fabulous David Lawson Jr. of Rustic Films came back on the pod to chat with us!!! This episode was a delight to record from front to back, and we hope you enjoy listening to it. And as always, thanks so much for listening!! **The interview portion with David Lawson Jr. begins at the 02:20:00 mark
57 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: Strong Style Stunts (An Interview with Evil Ted Smith!)
Welcome to a very special bonus episode of the Scary Stuff Podcast! While we were researching Dragon Blue (starring The Great Muta) for Episode 13, we came across an old NJPW promotional video titled "The Great Muta: Origin of the Demon. It was a fascinating short film that we were thrilled to see was conceived by the director of Dragon Blue (Takuya Wada) and shared the same creature designer (the amazing Steve Wang). We were then even more thrilled to discover the man inside the monster suit battling Muta was Evil Ted Smith, a longtime makeup and fx worker in Hollywood who recently began doing fabulous foam cosplay instructional videos via Twitch and Youtube. We're so grateful Ted gave us a bit of his time, as we had a fabulous chat about his early days in the industry, tussling with Keiji Mutoh himself, building robots for Rob Zombie, miniature model work on The Fifth Element and MUCH more. After you listen to this interview, be sure to check out Ted's pages at the link below! Twitter: https://twitter.com/EvilTed40 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/evilted_channel/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/evilted40 Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/eviltedsmith
164 minutes | 3 months ago
BONUS: Children of a Lasser Glass (Oculus)
Our favorite human is back!! Way back in Episode 4, we covered all of Mike Flanagan's horror feature films except one. Knowing that Episode 13 would cover pro-wrestling related horror, Eric asked that Oculus be held off so it could be the Episode 13 bonus episode. Since the movie's co-produced by WWE Studios, so it kind of counts (hence the wrestling-themed art for this episode). And also because Eric is mean. This is our longest bonus episode yet, but we had an absolute blast discussing a horror movie we love. And we have a special guest with us this time, and another founding member of Oddity Prodigy Productions: Shasta Schatz! So after you've listened to us chat about the movie, check our her amazing cosplay work on Instagram (@scificheergirl). And as always, thanks for listening!!
369 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 13: Wretched Rumble (Wrestlers in Horror Movies)
Doom is here! Back in Episode Two, Eric laid claim to Episode Thirteen as the day he would subject Jake and Nick to a topic of his choosing, and that day has finally arrived. And being the lone pro-wrestling fan on the pod, the topic Eric chose was "horror movies featuring professional wrestlers." We start with the horror cornerstone of WWE Studios: See No Evil (2006) starring Kane / Glenn Jacobs. Next is Dragon Blue (1996), featuring wrestling legend The Great Muta / Keiji Mutoh. After that we review Fallen Angels (2006) featuring Christy Hemme as the demonic "Lust." And lastly, after teasing "Doom is coming" for months, we make that decidedly literal by reviewing Doom (2005) starring The Rock / Dwayne Johnson. In true wrestling fashion, the episode also features "run-ins" by our previous pod guests Fred Schatz and Jeremiah Jones-Goldstein, so this episode also serves as an oversized finale to our first year (we released two episodes back in our first month). So fix yourself an oversized side of potato salad and settle in for a fun chat spanning wrestling memories of our youth, a lot of laughter, and lot of whimpering, several references to Silk Stalkings and finally four horror movies that are fascinating distillations of their sub-genres. We really hope you enjoy this episode, and thanks so much for listening!! TIMECODES: *See No Evil = 00:15:04 *Dragon Blue = 01:28:49 *Fallen Angels = 02:48:15 *Doom =04:36:09
250 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 12: The Scariest Damn Night of the Year (Christmas)
Happy Holidays! It's December 2020, so we're celebrating the holidays with an episode all about Christmas horror movies. Each of our three hosts picked one movie, and then a twitter poll decided the fourth, all following a "killer Santa" motif. So for Episode 12, we're reviewing Silent Night Deadly Night (1984), Santa's Slay (2005), Rare Exports (2010) and Krampus (2015). We hope you enjoy this chat about a really fun quartet of movies, including some analysis of crazy background details, some nostalgia for childhood toys and also nostalgia for childhood brawls. 2020 has been a doozy to say the least, so we hope this episode helps folks close it out in an entertaining way. Fix yourself a couple scoops of fudge ripple and enjoy the "Warm Side of the Door" of podcasts. Merry Christmas, and thanks so much for listening!!
129 minutes | 5 months ago
BONUS: This Episode... Is Filled... With EVIL (Castle Freak )
New Castle Freak? New bonus episode! We covered Stuart Gordon's original Castle Freak back in Episode Six, so we were very excited to check out the 2020 re-imagining just released on Shudder. And as you can see from the runtime, we had a lot to say about it! We hope you enjoy this surprise episode, and thanks for listening!!
107 minutes | 5 months ago
BONUS: Slide-Down Economics (The People Under the Stairs)
In June of this year, we released a special bonus episode on Bandcamp where we reviewed Wes Craven's The People Under the Stairs (1991). All proceeds from that episode were donated to the Bread & Roses Community Fund of Philadelphia. Six months later, we're releasing that charity episode as a bonus episode on our main podcast feed. We hope you enjoy it! Although the Bandcamp page is no longer active, you can read more on the Bread & Roses Community Fund at https://breadrosesfund.org/
364 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 11: All Things Bright and Spherical (The Phantasm franchise)
You voted! We listened! Nick cheered! Jake grumbled! Eric flipped a table! For our eleventh episode, each of our hosts picked a movie franchise for contention and let twitter decide the winner. Nick's candidate was Phantasm, Jake's pick was Final Destination and Eric's was Species. Phantasm won by a wide margin, so in this episode we cover all five movies in the franchise. And appropriately enough for a series that often focuses on the relationship between two brothers, Jacob's brother Jeremiah (of ComicsComicsComics.blog) came along for the ride on the first two movies! Topics range from the inspiration for the original movie, tales of sibling trauma including piledrivers and lost shoes, the Tall Man's potential sports prowess, proper leg positioning and much much more. This series was a blast to watch and we hope you enjoy the episode! Thanks for listening! TIMECODES: *Phantasm = 00:30:12 *Phantasm II = 01:56:49 *Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead = 03:15:39 *Phantasm IV: Oblivion = 04:26:54 *Phantasm Ravager = 05:14:35
118 minutes | 6 months ago
BONUS: Haunted Orphans Need the Most Attention (The Innocents)
We went full sleaze for our Frank Henenlotter spotlight in Episode 10, so now we're going to the other end of the spectrum for our bonus episode. Hot on the heels of the release of The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix, we're reviewing an earlier adaptation of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James: 1961's The Innocents. This movie is a true horror classic and a favorite of one of our hosts. We hope you enjoy the episode, and thanks for listening!
247 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 10: Sleazy Stuff (The Movies of Frank Henenlotter)
Appropriately enough for the episode with a roman numeral "X," the Scary Stuff podcast is going full schlock and sleaze for Episode 10! This time our spotlight falls on exploitation master Frank Henenlotter, and we review four works from his filmography: Basket Case (1982), Brain Damage (1988), Frankenhooker (1990) and Bad Biology (2008). Our opinions vary pretty significantly throughout this episode, so we hope you enjoy this discussion filled with some script-to-screen notes, some fascinating history on Henenlotter's NYC shooting locations, a lot of laughter and even more random yelling. And as always, thanks for listening!! TIMECODES: *Basket Case = 00:20:00 *Brain Damage = 01:17:19 *Frankenhooker = 02:10:29 *Bad Biology = 03:19:46
130 minutes | 7 months ago
BONUS: We Are the Weirdos (The Craft)
Just in-time for this month's release of The Craft: Legacy (which we didn't realize when we recorded it), we're covering 1996's The Craft for a special bonus episode! For Episode 9 we talked about four horror movies that were all released after Scream came out in December 1996. The Craft was released a little earlier that year, so it gets its own minisode! This movie has developed quite a following in the years since its release, so we hope you enjoy our review as we delve into the soundtrack, the changes from the shooting draft of the script, and also the movie's relationship with actual wiccan practices. We had a great time discussing this movie, and thanks for listening!!
179 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 9: Freaks Who Speak, Part 2 (Disturbing Behavior & The Faculty)
Episode 9 continues! Much like the parade in I Know What You Did Last Summer, the Episode 9 recording continued on until time lost all meaning. Having covered a pair of 90s slashers in Part 1, the Scary Stuff crew now reviews a pair of horror movies riffing on the "body snatchers" concept for Part 2. First up is Disturbing Behavior (1998), where we discuss both the movie, the major changes and edits imposed on the movie for its theatrical release, and also the divergences from the original screenplay. Finally we review The Faculty (1998), with a deep dive into its soundtrack as well as tips for optimum shower-arachnid defense techniques. We hope you enjoy both halves of Episode 9! And as always, thanks for listening! TIMECODES: *Disturbing Behavior = 00:00:23 *The Faculty = 01:32:07
176 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 9: Freaks Who Speak, Part 1 (I Know What You Did Last Summer & Urban Legend)
We thought Episode 8 would be our longest episode. We were wrong. Apparently our love for Moorhead & Benson movies is eclipsed only by our nostalgia for the late 90s. That's right, for Episode 9 we're covering 90s teen horror movies! Specifically we're covering four movies released after Scream, which opened in December of 1996. Since the movies we're covering fall into two tonal pairs, we're going to try splitting this hefty episode into two parts. Up first in Part 1, slasher movies! First we discuss I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) before moving onto Urban Legend (1998). Good times and exasperation at plot logic abound! We hope you enjoy the first half before moving onto Part 2! TIMECODES: *I Know What You Did Last Summer = 00:17:51 *Urban Legends = 01:40:28
142 minutes | 8 months ago
BONUS: Lacrimosa, Requiem in D[avid Lawson Jr] (She Dies Tomorrow + Interview!)
Following our biggest main episode yet, we have our biggest BONUS episode yet! We're following up our Moorhead & Benson spotlight episode by reviewing a new movie they produced alongside their longtime producing partner David Lawson Jr: She Dies Tomorrow from writer/director Amy Seimetz. And after that discussion, we have our very first INTERVIEW on the podcast! After Episode 8 was released, David Lawson Jr offered some of his time for an interview, we happily accepted, and we couldn't have asked for a better guest. We're thrilled with this episode, and we hope you enjoy it too. And as always, thanks for listening!! TIMECODE: Interview portion begins at 01:31:58
299 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 8: The S#!%ty Carl Cinematic Universe (The Movies of Moorhead & Benson)
This is a big episode for the Scary Stuff Podcast, and we're not just referring to the runtime! Since we first discussed starting a podcast, we've been eager to do a spotlight episode on two of our absolute favorite directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead. With the recent release of their Twilight Zone episode titled "8," we took that as a sign to make them the focus of our own "8th" episode. But before we review that particular Twilight Zone episode, we discuss their previous works in the order we saw them: the "Bonestorm" segment of V/H/S Viral (2014), Spring (2014), Resolution (2012), and The Endless (2017). The works of this directing duo mean a lot to us, and we had a blast discussing them. We hope you enjoy the episode as much as we enjoyed recording it, and thanks for listening!! MOVIE TIMECODES: *Bonestorm = 00:16:17 *Spring = 00:43:16 *Resolution = 01:52:32 *The Endless = 02:56:31 *8 = 04:31:27
131 minutes | 9 months ago
BONUS: Office Politics (The Belko Experiment & The Hunt)
The most dangerous game continues! Following our episode on The Purge franchise, we're reviewing two movies with a similar motif. First up is The Belko Experiment (2016), which is the fourth movie we've covered featuring Delaware's own John Gallagher Jr! The movie also stars Michael Rooker, Adria Arjona and John C. Rei-- MCGINLEY, John C. McGinley. Then we review the self-proclaimed "Most Talked About Movie of the Year That No One's Actually Seen," 2020's The Hunt! Find out what all the fuss was about in this special BONUS episode, with our friend Fred along for the ride once again. And as always, thanks for listening!!
261 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 7: A Nation Reborn (The Purge franchise)
Seven episodes in, so it's time for the Scary Stuff crew to sin, scour, sanitize and sterilize our souls! And to accomplish that, we're reviewing all four installments in The Purge franchise: The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), The Purge: Election Year (2016) and finally The First Purge (2018). There's a bit of discussion on the tv series in there too, and we even brought a friend of ours along for the ride this time! This was a lot of fun to record, and we hope you enjoy it too. And as always, thanks for listening!!
108 minutes | 10 months ago
BONUS: Humble Brie-ginnings (Born)
Two bonus episodes in a row! This time we let Jacob pick a movie as a reward for filling in the "Stuart Gordon" gap in his horror catalog back in episode six. And what a movie he picked! It's 2007's Born, one of the first feature film roles for Alison Brie, starring alongside horror icon Kane Hodder, Denise Crosby and Joan Severance. This one was quite the ride, and we hope you enjoy it. Thanks for listening!!
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