I’m getting this episode in just under the wire. I don’t like to make excuses, but between school, work, and an internship, I can honestly say that the podcast’s priority gets buried.
But Ash and I still make time for movies, and we saw Happy Death Day on Friday the 13th. What a special film. It’s so much fun, and I think it’s fantastic that an original story can do so well critically and financially.
When we started this podcast, it seemed silly to focus our efforts as fans of one very specific little studio. But I think we were right on the money with Blumhouse as a studio, a brand, and an icon of the genre. It paid off in 2017. Get Out, Split, The Belko Experiment, and now Happy Death Day. And what a year for horror in general! IT‘s massive success is going to have huge influence on the next few years of the genre.
2018 is shaping up to be even greater with Insidious: The Last Key, The Purge: The Island, and Halloween already slated on Blumhouse’s schedule for next year! I know this sounds like an end of the year reflection post, but I think in a way, Halloween signals a time of renewal and transition in the horror genre.
Thanks for listening, and I hope you had a horrifyingly happy Halloween! Please remember to subscribe, review, and share the show!
Controversial opinions on today’s episode! Ashlee really enjoyed the maligned remake of Martyrs, and we share our less enthusiastic thoughts on the big horror movie in theaters now – IT.
Halloween season is upon us, which is always our favorite month for the podcast! Our Blumhouse picks for this month: Oculus, Insidious, and Insidious Chapter 2. We’re also going to rewatch Paranormal Activity3, so be sure to check out our Paranormal Activity Super Show episode (back when I had no idea what I was doing!).
Have a safe and spoopy Halloween season! Let us know on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram what Blumhouse movies you watch for your Halloween viewing.
We’re back, talking about 2014’s Jessabelle. Ashlee and I also settled on Wednesdays as our official recording day, which is going to make it a lot easier to fit the show into the rest of our schedules.
Next week’s movie is Martyrs (2015).
And as we mentioned on the show, we lost a friend of the show – Dustin Pace, aka duddyinmotion. He was a sweet guy and a wonderful artist who was beloved in the horror community. Please consider contributing to the memorial fund to help his wife Tiffany.
I saw The Belko Experiment while it was in theaters because I had lots of time after being laid off. Ashlee didn’t have a chance to see it until it hit VOD. I really dug this one. It’s cathartic, and has James Gunn’s brand of humor I’ve always loved. In my opinion, it nails office culture better than Office Space.
Podcaster pro tip: Don’t stick a microphone in your wife’s face when everyone is ready for bed. We are both tired, but it’s still a pretty fun episode. We’ll figure out a real schedule for this show eventually. No promises.
We had two great horror movies in a row with Get Out and Split, but it’s been all over the place since. Ashlee’s craving some old school Blumhouse, so if you want to read ahead, our next episode is Jessabelle. I just picked up the Blu-ray.
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Ashlee misses when this podcast was about horror movies. Gavin Stone is up there with the The Tooth Fairy for her, but I kinda liked this one. Either way, we agree that Shawn Michaels is TOOOOOO SWEET. (We talk lots of wrestling this episode. Sorry, not sorry.)
We’re back with one of the worst movies we’ve watched for this podcast. The trailers we watched during American Idol looked awesome, but now that we’ve finally watched The Boy Next Door…yeesh.
Note: I mistake The Odyssey for The Iliad. My bad. We watched this movie weeks before recording. But my comments still stand. I say the more grievous error is this movie mistaking he Iliad for something that can be bought in a bargain bin as a first edition for $1.
The best thing that came out of watching this movie was falling down a rabbit hole of suggested YouTube videos where we learn that people redo trailers by mixing the trailer audio with Disney and Vampire Diaries character footage.
Also! Please follow us on our new Instagram and Twitter accounts. We’re very excited we finally got these off the ground.
We’re releasing this episode while snow is on the ground in late March, but we talk about how nice it is in February. So…we’ve sat on this one for a while.
Ashlee and David talk about being respectful and pronouncing M. Night Shyamalan’s name properly, the movie’s connection to Shyamalan’s other work, and how David relates to the mental health issues presented in Split. This episode gets a little personal, but that’s the point of a podcast hosted by a married couple, right?
Ashlee and I give our unqualified opinion on race relations for our return from hiatus. We watched Get Out (and with the money it made opening weekend, you probably did too!). This is one of the most important movies Blumhouse has made, so it’s a good thing it’s also one of the best movies they’ve ever made.