Category: Episodes

Episode 50 – Amityville: The Awakening


We’ve made it to episode 50! What a milestone. Ashlee thinks we should be well past 50 by now, while I’m surprised we even got this far.

When we began the podcast, Blumhouse Productions wasn’t even a household name yet. It didn’t seem daunting at all to watch all of their movies because until we started the show, Blumhouse only released a handful of movies every year. This year, there will be a dozen Blumhouse movies released on Hulu alone with the Into the Dark anthology!

So maybe the premise of the show has been slashed to bits at this point, but the goal of the show is right on. I had two objectives in mind when I first hit record:

  1. Learn how to produce a show
  2. Capture silly moments with my wife

I’d say I succeeded, and that just gives us more motivation to keep this experiment going.

The quality of the show has improved immensely since we began. Not only do we have better equipment (I was definitely recording straight onto my laptop for a stretch), but I’ve gotten better at choosing topics and directing the conversation.

I want to thank all our friends and fans who listen to the show. Every time I question whether anyone is listening and whether it’s worth putting this out there, we get another bump in listeners. We’re like Tinkerbell — if you keep clapping, we won’t stay dead.

We might never finish going through Blumhouse’s catalog, but we’ll keep at it as long as you continue to listen and support us.

Thank you, and enjoy episode 50 of A Blumhouse Divided.

Love,

David and Ashlee

 

Episode 48 – Truth or Dare

 

Happy October!

We kick off the Halloween season with Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare. We also talk a little about other horror movies we’ve seen to kick-off our 31 movies in October list, including HereditarySequence BreakHell Fest. Those last three weren’t on our list, but we watched them anyway. We haven’t followed this list very well.

Ashlee had me watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I was always to afraid to watch this movie, but it’s way sillier than I expected. I thought it was going to be like It but with a dozen Pennywises. It kind of reminded me of Chopping Mall.

Two more episodes, and it will be our 50th episode! That’s about 100 fewer episodes than we should have done by now, but 49 more than I ever expected to do. I think we’ll plan something fun for Episode 50 right around Halloween.

Stay spoopy!

 

Episode 47 – Whiplash

If I had J.K. Simmons throwing chairs at my head, maybe our podcasts would go up on time.

We talk about the scariest and bloodiest Blumhouse movie…Whiplash! We also saw The Nun this weekend, which was also very scary.

 

Episode 46 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown

 

The Town That Dreaded Sundown might be my favorite movie we’ve watched for the podcast. In this episode we talk about the 2014 remake of the classic slasher, it’s connections to American Horror Story and Archie Comics, and what exactly a slasher needs to do to get us invested.

 

Episode 44 – Benji

 

Today we take little break from haunted houses and slashers and watch Benji (2018). It’s absolutely adorable. When it comes to these family films from Blumhouse, this is the best. Ashlee certainly loved it more than The Tooth Fairy.

I showed Ashlee Halloween, and we chat about it a little on the show. It upholds a grand tradition of me showing Ashlee movies when she’s already about to go to bed, so you can guess how that screening went.

We also watched The First Purge for the Fourth of July! I look forward to talking about it on the show, but for now I’ll say it was awesome and relevant and blunt as a bloody baseball bat with it’s messaging. Honestly, I think we need more movies that can be schlocky and have something to say at the same time. Dumb movies can be smart, and The Purge series is our best modern example of this.

 

Episode 43 – Insidious: Chapter 2

 

 

Ashlee and David have finished the entire Insidious franchise with Insidious: Chapter 2.

This movie is incredible, and at the time it released, it was one of the movies where we were starting to recognize the Blumhouse Productions logo in front of all these horror movies we loved. It feels good to have finally covered the entire franchise on the show because Insidious is a major factor in why we do the podcast.

Don’t forget to listen to the other episodes for the Insidious series, and reach out on Facebook and Twitter to let us know how our new recording setup sounds. I’m excited to take the show further.

 

Episode 42 – Insidious

 

The much belated Insidious episode! Belated because it’s weeks after our last episode, belated because we recorded this weeks ago, and belated because I’ve wanted to talk about this movie since we started the show. Where Ashlee loves Blumhouse because of Paranomal Activity, I love the studio because of the Insidious franchise. Of course, you can read all about my love of the franchise in my blog post about it.

Don’t forget to listen to our episodes on Insidious: Chapter 3 and Insidious: The Last Key!

 

 

I hate making excuses, but they are interesting excuses, so I’ll talk about them.

We finally have a new mic setup! I got a USB mixer so Ashlee and I can each have our own mics and the show won’t sound like a conference call anymore. It’s changed up my workflow, though, and I should have gotten some pop filters too.

We also have a sponsor this week. I’m proud to talk about Multiplex 10. I’m a big fan, and the creator, Gordon, is my go to movie buddy for the movies Ashlee won’t see. Multiplex 10 is an animated short and an ongoing series about a b-movie fan and a film snob who work together at a movie theater, so I highly recommend, listeners!

 

 

It took me forever to record the promo because I’m awful at speaking into a mic by myself in a room. The spot took about 200 takes. I’m still learning how to do this stuff, but hey, that’s why I do this show.

And lastly, the show got pushed back because we lost my grandfather. We were close, so it was devastating. My grandfather was always interested in what I was up to, so explaining to him what a podcast is and that Ashlee and I were making a radio show in our living room was fun. I never played the show for him, but he though it was cool.

Sorry to end on that bummer note, but that’s where we are at today. Thanks for sticking around, and get ready for our next episode – Insidious: Chapter 2!

 

Episode 41 – Insidious: The Last Key

 

Busy life update in our latest episode!

We celebrate 15 years together, and talk about watching our first date movie — Darkness Falls. David prepares for his 32nd birthday, and he learns the Muppets took some poetic license with A Muppet Christmas Carol.

 

 

We got our first Apple Podcasts reviews, and Ashlee got her cake! This is also our final episode before our new podcast equipment arrives, so I hope we see even more positive reviews when we sound better.

This episode, we discuss the latest film in the Insidious franchise, Insidious: The Last Key, and we do a lot of speculating on the future of the films. Reach out to us on Twitter and Facebook and let us know where you think Elise and her boys are going next.

Finally, if you missed David’s blog post last week, be sure to read it to find out just why he loves the Insidious movies so much.