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.
If you podcast with one of the dead, all of them can hear you…
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!
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.