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:
Learn how to produce a show
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.
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.
One of my personal myths, a story I misheard or misremembered and retold to all my friends all my life, is that I watched Ghostbusters so much as a child that the tape wore out. At one recent retelling, my mom laughed. She just got rid of the tape because she was sick of it. But the core truth of… Read more →
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It’s finally time to talk about Insidious! This is my favorite Blumhouse franchise, and we’ll discuss the entire series in the next four episodes. We begin with Insidious: Chapter 3, and we’ll watch the movies chronologically. For those keeping score at home, that’s Insidious: Chapter 3, Insidious: The Last Key, Insidious, and finally, Insidious: Chapter 2.
Get ready to enter the Further as we talk about demons, spectral sightings, and our number one bae Lin Shaye!
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.)